NYT Reporter: State Dept. Redacted Two-Dozen Clinton Emails Despite Her Saying There Was No Classified Information On Them

July 1, 2015

New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt revealed Wednesday that the State Department had gone back and classified two-dozen of Hillary Clinton's emails from when she was Secretary of State.

This again refutes Clinton's claim that she never emailed anything sensitive enough to be classified on her private server.

"What happened last night was kind of interesting," Schmidt said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "The State Department went back and said they'd classified about two-dozen of her emails, portions of them, saying that information in them was now classified. They said it wasn't classified at the time but it had to be redacted in the emails. Now if you'll recall, she has said there was no classified information on the emails, but people in the State Department have said to me that they thought it was hard to believe that of all these 55,000 emails that she didn't have anything sensitive, and apparently it's sensitive enough now to not be disclosed."

Another trove of emails was released late Tuesday evening by State, revealing, among other things, an expansive role by liberal family friend Sidney Blumenthal.

Earlier in June, a release of her emails showed she used the personal account to handle negotiations that ultimately helped lead to the removal of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, information that was certainly classified.

"I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email," Clinton said in March. "There is no classified material. I'm certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material."