A new batch of Hillary Clinton emails released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch reveals more classified information sent over her private server — and a request for longtime aide Huma Abedin to plan Bill and the former Secretary of State’s funerals.
The emails were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the State Department after they failed to respond to a request by the conservative government accountability organization. Judicial Watch had been seeking “all emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-’state.gov’ email address.”
Beyond revealing more instances of classified information being mishandled, the 29 previously unreleased emails also appear to show more instances of donors being granted special access to Clinton, who was serving as Secretary of State at the time.
In an email from 2010, ambassador and Clinton friend Capricia Marshall told Huma Abedin, Doug Band and Cheryl Mills that “every time someone significant passes, I am flooded with requests” regarding the Clintons’ funeral arrangements.
Addressing Abedin specifically, Marshall wrote that “planning is necessary and best done when they are still with us. And once affirmed it will be very hard for someone to deny the type of ceremony she wanted – as well I understand that the President can request certain arrangements for her that she/her rep cannot (ie if you want the motorcade to go through DC – stop somewhere.”
In another email, Band forwarded to Abedin a request for help from Philip Levine — who has been fundraising for the Clintons since the 1990s, Judicial Watch pointed out.
“These emails are yet more evidence of Hillary Clinton’s casual and repeated violations of laws relating to the handling of classified information,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, “The Justice Department should finally begin an independent investigation into the Clinton email matter.”