“These classified Hillary Clinton emails that she tried to hide or destroy show why it is urgent that the DOJ finally undertake a honest criminal investigation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
He said the emails “show how the prior sham investigation by” the FBI “was a joke.”
“It is past time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to order a new investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal,” Fitton said.
Judicial Watch released two batches of emails, 184 pages and 45 pages, obtained in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request.
All were sent or received by Clinton in her official capacity as secretary of state through her private email address.
The documents are part of the accelerated schedule of production ordered by U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, which requires the State Department to complete processing by Sept. 28 the remaining documents of the 72,000 pages recovered by the FBI in its investigation. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9 before Boasberg regarding the final number of documents withheld in the remaining disks.
The new classified and other emails appear to be among those that Clinton had attempted to delete or had otherwise failed to disclose, Judicial Watch said.
The new documents include material classified “confidential” on negotiations between Northern Ireland and U.K., as well as Middle East negotiations with Israel, the Palestinians and France.
They also include a reference to a Clinton meeting with controversial left-wing billionaire George Soros and advice to Clinton from Sid Blumenthal, who was barred from a State Department position by the Obama administration but continued to advise her on matters of state.
The email with classified information regarding Middle East negotiations came June 7, 2011, from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. At the time, Blair was the peace envoy for the Quartet of nations and international entities mediating the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia.