Another leaf has been overturned regarding the email scandal that continues to plague Hillary Clinton. Turns out then-Senator John Kerry used his own secret email account to send classified information to Mrs. Clinton.
The information he sent, now considered SECRET, was sent using a non-government account. Sound familiar?
The latest batch of Clinton records released last Friday contains the email in question (sent May 11th, 2011). The document is heavily redacted and contains foreign government information. Kerry reportedly sent the message from his iPad while he was serving as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The email discusses negotiations between India and Pakistan.
“The one that we talked about being upgraded to SECRET was sent from a non-official account, and the account from which it was sent is no longer active,” explained agency spokesman John Kirby during a press briefing. AP reporter Matt Lee notes that Kirby also mentioned an email sent by Kerry on February 4th, 2012. That email has since been classified as CONFIDENTIAL.
Both emails were not considered classified at the time of sending, argues the State Department. John Kerry as Secretary of State has been suspiciously quiet during the entirety of the Clinton email scandal – maybe in an effort to avoid being caught in the same web.
Meanwhile, Kerry has ordered the State Department to investigate the records keeping process but has not criticized his agency or Hillary Clinton. He has yet to respond to the discovery of the SECRET email.