National Security

Report: Clinton Emailed Classified Information After She Left State Dept

Hillary Clinton in 2011 / AP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent classified information over email after leaving the State Department, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

On May 28, 2013, months after stepping down as secretary of state, Clinton sent an email to a group of diplomats and top aides about the "123 Deal" with the United Arab Emirates.

But the email, which was obtained by the Republican National Committee through a Freedom of Information Act request, was heavily redacted upon its release by the State Department because it contains classified information.

The recipients of Clinton’s email included Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, State Department Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, policy aide Jake Sullivan, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and multiple diplomats.

Clinton used an email account––that has been linked to Clinton’s private email server. The markings on the email reveal that it will be declassified on May 28, 2033, because it contains information regarding "foreign governors"  and "foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources."

"Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information was so pervasive, it continued after she left government," Republican National Committee research director Raj Shah told the New York Post. "She clearly can’t be trusted with our nation’s security."

FBI Director James Comey called Clinton "extremely careless" last month because of how she handed sensitive, classified information with her private email server.