State Dept. Provides Update on Ongoing Review of Clinton-Era Officials’ Handling of Classified Material
WASHINGTON – The U.S.
State Department recently
confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security
clearance has been withdrawn at her request. Clearances for five other
individuals whom Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn,
including close aide Cheryl Mills, according to the State Department’s update
of its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information related to
the use of Clinton’s non-government email server.
containing classified material have been sent to the Bureau of Diplomatic
Security, and all valid security incidents have been added to the security file
for some individuals. Department authorities are continuing to review
tens of thousands of documents for classified content.
update was provided to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and
is being released for the first time following consultation with the State
Department. The update follows a letter
from the Department in May of 2017 confirming the Department’s review into
any mishandling of classified information stemming from the use of Clinton’s
non-government email server. That letter, which responded to an inquiry
from Grassley, also outlined the review and adjudication process.
recent letter from the State Department is available HERE.