State Department officials produced 323 pages of correspondence from Hillary Clinton‘s tenure on Monday, including previously undisclosed emails between Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin that have since been classified.
The emails come on the heels of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement late last week that his agents had uncovered new emails related to their closed investigation of Clinton and her staff. Those emails came from at least one laptop used by Abedin, which was obtained through a separate probe of her husband Anthony Weiner for the sexually charged messages he allegedly sent a minor.
Several of the emails were withheld from the State Department in Dec. 2014, when Clinton’s lawyers turned over roughly 55,000 pages of hand-selected emails and, later, deleted an equal number they deemed personal in nature.
At least one of those was an email chain Clinton sent Abedin that has since been classified. In it, Clinton asked Abedin to print a sensitive memo from informal advisor Sidney Blumenthal about the political situation in Northern Ireland.
The Clinton campaign has professed to know nothing of what could be contained in the thousands of emails that pushed the FBI to reopen its investigation of the former secretary of state.
But the latest emails, which agents recovered during the original Clinton probe, suggests Abedin’s computer could contain additional deleted, classified correspondence between herself and the Democratic nominee.
Clinton claimed Monday that the FBI has no case against her while her top campaign staff argued the FBI was improperly concealing a parallel investigation into Donald Trump‘s associates for their alleged ties to Russia.
The 323 pages of State Department documents were obtained by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act.