A letter from a top GOP senator to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was given access to classified documents at the State Department during her campaign, Fox News reports.
That access continued even after FBI Director James Comey said during a July 5 televised announcement that the FBI had determined Clinton and her staff had been “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed in the March 30 letter that Clinton had negotiated access to classified documents for herself and her staff after her 2013 departure from the secretary of state’s office.
Even after she announced her run in the spring of 2015, she retained that access.
“I have repeatedly asked the State Department whether Secretary Clinton and her associates had their clearances suspended or revoked, to which the Obama administration refused to respond,” Grassley wrote.
“Recently, the State Department informed the committee that six additional Secretary Clinton staff at State were designated as her research assistants which allowed them to retain their clearances after leaving the Department.”