David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief
Newly revealed emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server seem to show the then-soon-to-be secretary of state discussing classified foreign policy – sometimes with world leaders.
The documents, unearthed by Judicial Watch and revealed Thursday, would appear to contradict Clinton’s 2015 testimony, under oath, that she had already relinquished all of her classified emails to the State Department. In the correspondence, Clinton roves from apparently sensitive foreign policy concerns in Israel to helping a friend of her daughter Chelsea find employment at the State Department, Fox News reports.
In the emails, Clinton is discussing foreign policy concerns with then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair as well as suggesting she initiate “private, 100% off-the-record” back channel discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (RELATED: Federal Court Says Clinton Must Answer More Questions About Her Emails)
The files were found in a pile of 72,000 documents that the FBI found and gave to the State Department in 2017, but are not believed to comprise all of the Clinton emails that are still missing.
As secretary of state in 2011, Clinton was on the phone with the British PM discussing confidential foreign policy points and advising him about a ” speech” that has been redacted in the emails provided through the Freedom of Information Act. She also assisted a friend of her daughter Chelsea Clinton in applying for a job with the State Department.
While George W. Bush was still president in January 2009 and Clinton was awaiting the inauguration of then-President-elect Barack Obama, Clinton was emailing Blair about “Gaza.” Blair said he wanted an issue “resolved before Tuesday,” or Inauguration Day. (RELATED: Report: DOJ Told FBI To Ignore ‘Gross Negligence’ As Reason To Charge Clinton Over Emails)
Clinton’s reply directed Blair to use her private email server with his response: “Tony – We are finally moving and I am looking forward to talking w you as soon as I’m confirmed, tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. Your emails are very helpful so pls continue to use this address, firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“It would be great if we could talk before any announcements are made,” Blair responded, according to the emails published by Judicial Watch.
The emails also indicate that Clinton may have met with Bidzina Ivanishvili, a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, before Ivanishvili became the prime minister of Georgia, reportedly with help from a Putin-led poltical operation.