The five classified emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private email system contained information from five separate U.S. intelligence agencies.
McClatchy reported that the emails, determined to have contained "secret" information last week by the inspector general of the intelligence agency, held information from the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the CIA.
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One of the emails also contained information regarding the 2012 Benghazi attacks and was improperly made public by the State Department in the first batch of 296 Clinton emails the government agency released in May.
The email in regard to Benghazi contained information from the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. The four remaining emails held information from the other two intelligence agencies.
The five Clinton emails were harvested from a sample of 40 reviewed by Inspector General I. Charles McCullough. Though the former secretary of state handed over 30,000 emails to the State Department that she herself deemed work-related, the government agency has not allowed McCullough access to the entire batch of emails.
Last week, McCullough wrote a letter to Congress alerting lawmakers to the classified nature of the emails that were incorrectly not marked as "secret" on Clinton’s private email system.
Throughout her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has denied sending or receiving classified information on her personal email account while at the State Department.
The Democratic presidential candidate’s favorable and honesty ratings have endured drops amid the email controversy. Currently, significant majorities of voters rate Clinton as not trustworthy and unconcerned about their needs and problems.
The State Department is scheduled to release another batch of Clinton emails Friday.