Classified Emails on Hillary Clinton’s Private Server Contained Info From Five U.S. Intelligence Agencies
The classified emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server included information from five separate U.S. intelligence agencies, according to a new McClatchy report, including some related to the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
The report follows revelations last week that Clinton had at least four emails containing classified information from her personal account while serving as secretary of state, despite her initial contention that she never sent or received classified information over her private email. A fifth email, the one that referenced Benghazi, was determined to have been improperly made public among the batch released by the State Department in May.
Intelligence officials who reviewed the five classified emails determined that they included information from five separate intelligence agencies, said a congressional official with knowledge of the matter.
The public Benghazi email contained information from the NSA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a spy agency that maps and tracks satellite imagery, according to the official, who asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the matter.
The other four classified emails contained information from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA, the official said.
The Intelligence Community Inspector General’s office did not respond to questions about the matter. The five agencies either referred
questions about it to the inspector general’s office or declined to comment.
The Intelligence Community inspector general only looked at a sample of 40 emails even though a total of 30,000 emails were turned over to the State Department by Clinton.
In documents that were publicly released, Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III said State Department officials had warned that there were “potentially hundreds of classified emails” on Clinton’s private server.
Clinton’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Clinton has maintained she used a personal email account as a “matter of “convenience” and has denied she emailed any classified material.