On Friday (September 23), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared her opinion FBI about the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, calling the former President’s handling of classified documents “deeply disturbing.”
Clinton made her remarks at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, telling the crowd, “He’s gone from nothing was there, FBI planted it, then if stuff was there, ‘I had a right to have it there,’ and now this latest claim, ‘I declassified it in my mind.'”
Clinton also noted that despite numerous investigations into her emails, no classified material was found in her possession.
“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,” Clinton highlighted.
Yet, in 2016, despite former FBI Director James Comey not recommending prosecution for Clinton, the agency revealed that “110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information.”
This figure included eight chains marked as top secret and a further 36 marked secret.
Clinton also took issue with how Comey handled the investigation, a move she believed upended the 2016 election when, days before the election, Comey told Congress the agency had discovered classified information on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Taking a sarcastic tone, the former secretary of state concluded that, “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.”