Newly released emails reveal Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, left sensitive government information in the front seat of her car while reportedly traveling in India.
In an email exchange dated July 20, 2009, Abedin asked Clinton’s personal assistant, Lauren Jiloty, to move a batch of sensitive documents from the front seat of her car to the trunk to keep it away from the peering eyes of a diplomat, The Daily Caller reported.
“I’m going to have ambassador ride on next drive,” Abedin wrote. “There’s a bunch of burn stuff in the pocket of my front seat.”
“Yep doing now,” Jiloty responded.
State Department guidelines stipulate that only classified information can be placed in a burn bag, but officials say sensitive information is often added to the mix.
Other email exchanges suggest Abedin and Jiloty were traveling in India at the time. In a later exchange Abedin asks about a nearby shopping center with a name that matches one located in New Delhi. According to the State Department, Clinton was also on a trip to India during the same time, the Daily Caller reported.
The email exchange is part of 725 pages of emails made public by the transparency group Judicial Watch as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the State Department.
During her tenure as secretary of State, Clinton used a private email server to send and receive top secret information. It was less secure than a Gmail account and housed in a bathroom. Her decision to use a private server put the lives of U.S. intelligence assets at risk.
FBI director James Comey called Clinton’s behavior “extremely careless,” but Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the DOJ won’t press charges against the Democratic nominee. The DOJ reportedly quashed an FBI investigation into Clinton’s State Department last year that would probe whether Clinton Foundation donors received favors from State.
If elected, Clinton reportedly plans to keep Lynch as attorney general. Lynch was also spotted having a secret conversation with Bill Clinton aboard a private plane on a tarmac in Phoenix just before announcing the DOJ wouldn’t come after Hillary Clinton — spurring many to believe there’s an underlying conflict of interest.