Judicial Watch -- a Washington D.C.-based watchdog group -- has released almost 900 new emails from an email account managed by Huma Abedin, a former assistant of Hillary Clinton. These emails, which were released on Tuesday, offer further proof that Clinton sent and received classified information through her unsecured home email server when she was secretary of state, claimed Judicial Watch.
The emails were obtained by means of a Freedom of Information Act request made by Judicial Watch. The FOIA request required a lawsuit in 2015 to free up the emails after the State Department failed to produce any records. "These new emails show Hillary Clinton is a serial violator of various laws concerning the handling of classified material," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a press release. "This new information should spur new federal criminal investigations."
Judicial Watch pointed to a 2009 email from then-Secretary of State for African affairs Johnnie Carson as a possible criminal violation. That email, in which the final, released version contained paragraphs was redacted because of "Foreign Government information." One email exhibited redactions that were made due to "information specifically authorized by an executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy." In yet other emails, Clinton can be shown emailing her daily schedule to top officials at the Clinton Foundation, the charitable organization led by Bill Clinton and his family, which drew scrutiny throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.
According to Judicial Watch, the emails add to the total number of documents not turned over to the State Department, which is contrary to Clinton's claim that all of her government emails had been discovered and turned over to the FBI after it was discovered that she had kept an email account that was not created and secured by the federal government.