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Hillary Clinton calls Trump’s handling of documents ‘deeply disturbing,’ says she never had classified info

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AUSTIN, Texas — Hillary Clinton chimed in on the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago on Friday, calling former President Trump’s handling of documents “deeply disturbing” whereas denying that she ever had classified data on a non-public e-mail server at her house. 

“He’s gone from nothing was there, FBI planted it, then if stuff was there, I had I right to have it there, and now this latest claim, ‘I declassified it in my mind,'” Clinton advised a crowd on the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Friday. 

“I’m sick about talking about my emails, but I do think it’s important to remember at the end of the day, after two parts of an FBI investigation, two separate State Department investigations – one under Tillerson and one under Pompeo, so the Trump years – they did not find one piece of paper of any kind marked classified. Zero.”

Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, speaks throughout The Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas, US, on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. 
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Former FBI Director James Comey declined to advocate prosecution of the previous secretary of state in 2016, however mentioned on the time that “110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information,” together with eight chains marked on the high secret stage and 36 chains marked secret. 

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Clinton accused Comey on Friday of upending the 2016 election by telling Congress simply days earlier than voters hit the polls {that a} new tranche of emails which will include classified data had been found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop computer. He despatched a follow-up e-mail two days earlier than the election clearing her of any fees. 

“If I were secretary of state again, I wouldn’t use another server. I would use the unsecured often-hacked-into state department servers. That’s what I would do,” Clinton mentioned sarcastically on Friday. 

Former President Donald Trump in New York City following the FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago home. 

Former President Donald Trump in New York City following the FBI raid at his Mar-a-Lago house. 
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The Department of Justice Inspector General later wrote in 2018 that an investigation discovered “81 email chains containing approximately 193 individual emails that were classified from the CONFIDENTIAL to TOP SECRET levels at the time the emails were drafted on UNCLASSIFIED systems and sent to or from Clinton’s personal server.”

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The FBI mentioned in court docket filings that it seized roughly 100 documents with classified data throughout a search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house on Aug. 8. 

The Justice Department mentioned that it’s investigating the potential violation of federal legal guidelines regarding gathering, transmitting or dropping protection data; concealment, elimination, or mutilation; and destruction, alteration, or falsification of information in federal investigations. 

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Judge Raymond Dearie was appointed as particular grasp final week to conduct an unbiased evaluate of these documents. 

“I don’t know how you compare anything to what was found at Mar-a-Lago. I just don’t know how you compare it,” Clinton mentioned Friday. “I don’t know what he’s doing with it, but I can’t help but believe that he thought there was some financial or political gain to him having it.”

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