Hillary Clinton forwarded two emails that included “foreign government” information to a top State Department aide and asked for the messages to be printed out, according to correspondence obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
The emails were written to Clinton and her adviser Jake Sullivan by former Prime Minister British Tony Blair, who was working as a consultant at the time. The State Department redacted the full content of the messages because they contained classified “foreign government information,” a category of information that experts say should be “presumed classified” as soon as it is received by U.S. government officials.
The messages also contained classified information on “foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States,” according to the redaction designation.
Clinton forwarded both of the March 11, 2011, messages to aide Huma Abedin, and asked her to “pls print.” The emails were obtained by Judicial Watch through a lawsuit and are also posted on the State Department website.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement on Tuesday that the emailsL
“These emails show that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only Obama official who should be worried about being prosecuted for mishandling classified information. Her former top State aides (and current campaign advisers) Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan should be in the dock, as well,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama State Department has now confirmed that Clinton, Abedin, and Sullivan used unsecured, non-government email accounts to communicate information that should now be withheld from the American people ‘in the interest of national defense or foreign policy, and properly classified.’ When can we expect the indictments?”
Reuters reported in September that at least 87 of Clinton’s email threads contained material that was classified as “foreign government information.”
The FBI officially confirmed that it is investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server on Monday.