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Clinton Accused of Stealing State Department Furniture

Update: State says Clinton was taking back her own things

Hillary Clinton
AP
• October 18, 2016 9:09 am

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A former member of Hillary Clinton’s security detail is accusing the Democratic presidential nominee of stealing furniture from the State Department at the end of her tenure as secretary of state.

The agent discussed the alleged theft with the FBI, the New York Post reports. The notes containing the accusation were part of 100 recently released documents from the FBI on its investigation into Clinton’s private email server and her handling of classified information.

"Early in Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, she and her staff were observed removing lamps and furniture from the State Department which were transported to her residence in Washington, D.C.," the agent told the FBI during an interview.

The State Department denies that Clinton ever took government property, saying that only her own belongings were transferred to her residence when she left the department in 2013. The agent who is making the accusations began protecting Clinton in 2009, but was not present when the former secretary of state left office in 2013, the Post noted.

Update: State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that Clinton was merely taking back her own things that she brought to the State Department.