These people should never be in charge of the White House. Imagine if Huma carelessly leaves the nuclear codes lying around… what then?
Emails released on Monday show that Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aide, Huma Abedin, left classified government information that needed to be burned in the front seat of her vehicle.
“Favor” is the subject of Abedin’s July 20, 2009 email to Lauren Jiloty, Clinton’s personal assistant. Judicial Watch obtained the records and hundreds more pages of Abedin emails as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department.
Jiloty told Abedin she would.
The State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual provides rules related to the burning of agency materials and records. One section of the manual states that only classified material should be burned. It reads:
Burn bags must contain only the classified material that is to be destroyed. Personal documents, trash, recyclable materials, metal objects (such as binder clips and acco fasteners), string, twine, spiral bindings, cleaning cloths, food, or any other object that is not classified material should not be placed in a burn bag.
A State Department official tells The Daily Caller that in some cases, burn bags can be used to dispose of information that is sensitive but unclassified.
That section also lays out the consequences for failing to safeguard personally identifiable information. Such a failure can lead to criminal prosecution, administrative action such as termination or other adverse personnel action, or non-disciplinary action such as removal of authority to access information or information systems.
It is not entirely clear where Abedin’s vehicle was located when she asked for Jiloty’s help. But there is some evidence to suggest she, Jiloty and Clinton were in India at the time.
“If there was a schedule that was created that was her Secretary of State daily schedule, and a copy of that was then put in the burn bag, that…that certainly happened on…on more than one occasion,” Abedin told Judicial Watch lawyers during a deposition in late June, according to a New York Post article at the time.