(Washington Examiner) A State Department official who was embroiled in a number of controversies under Hillary Clinton is reportedly attempting to influence the handling of his former boss' emails.
Patrick Kennedy, State's undersecretary for management, visited Capitol Hill in July to argue that an April 2011 email sent from longtime aide Huma Abedin to Clinton contained no classified information, according to a report by Fox News.
Abedin's message touched off the present FBI probe into Clinton's email practices, as three separate intelligence agencies — the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency — each laid claim to information in the email.
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Kennedy demanded the conversation about Abedin's email be held in a special, secure facility for classified information that is commonly known as a SCIF despite his claim that the Abedin email was unclassified.