Hillary Clinton may have sent more classified information than was previously known while she was secretary of state.
At least one of the seven DVDs of Clinton’s emails from her private server that the FBI sent to the State Department contained classified material, Vice News reported Wednesday. What the classified information discussed is unknown.
This revelation came from an ongoing Vice News inquiry into Clinton’s emails.
A Justice Department attorney made the disclosure during a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit VICE News filed against the FBI for a wide range of records the bureau recovered from Clinton’s server.
Vice News had to go to court, where a Justice Department attorney disclosed the new information.
During the 45-minute hearing, DOJ attorney Jennie Kneedler said the FBI sent the State Department two DVDs on July 21: one containing 14,900 documents, and the other containing an unknown number of classified records. It’s unclear whether any of those classified documents are the same communications that have already been identified and reviewed by the State Department, or if they’re an entirely new batch of records. Attorney Ryan James, who is representing VICE News, said Kneedler did not further elaborate.