As families across the nation celebrated Christmas Eve, Hillary Clinton received a different sort of gift: the knowledge that 16 more pages of her “secret” emails have been discovered to contain sensitive information. This time the content relates to suspected terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki and the Benghazi attack in 2012 during which four Americans were killed.
The heavily redacted emails were released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on Christmas Eve in accordance with a FIOA (Freedom of Information Act) request. The messages were sent in 2011 and 2012 between US intelligence officials.
The emails discuss the terror attack in Libya that ended in the deaths of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty and contain assessments of the threat before the attack and “our assessment post-attack.”
In addition to press clippings from several publications including The Washington Post and Cairo Ahram Online, the emails also discussed AQAP (Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula), the Muslim Brotherhood unrest in Egypt, the Ansar al-Sharia group, car bombings in Benghazi, the kidnapping of Jordan’s ambassador in Libya, and more.
“The government also released a document Thursday showing that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence signed off on a proposal to revoke the passport of Anwar al-Awlaki, a former top al Qaeda operative, more than half a year before he was killed in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen,” reports The Washington Examiner.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner has been under scrutiny since March, when it became publically known that as Secretary of State, she had utilized a private email server rather than her official, federally protected State Department email account.
Before turning the server over to the feds, she deleted nearly 32,000 emails. The photo above was taken in October as Hillary testified before the House Select Committee in regards to the Benghazi attack. The ordeal took 11 hours.