Back in March Hillary Clinton had her first taste of scandal for the 2016 presidential election when it was reported she used a private email address during her four years as Secretary of State. While not exactly damning, the revelation will no doubt follow her as the election kicks up. Now The New York Times has obtained a large batch of her personal emails that were already turned over to the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks. The published emails represent about a third of the 850 emails obtained by the committee, and most are related to Libya.
Security has been one of the primary concerns about Clinton using a personal account instead of a government one, and the newly released emails confirm her account contained sensitive information. From the NYT:
Mrs. Clinton’s emails show that she had a special type of government information known as “sensitive but unclassified,” or “SBU,” in her account. That information included the whereabouts and travel plans of American officials in Libya as security there deteriorated during the uprising against the leadership of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011. Nearly a year and a half before the attacks in Benghazi, Mr. Stevens, then an American envoy to the rebels, considered leaving Benghazi citing deteriorating security, according to an email to Mrs. Clinton marked “SBU.”