State Department Can Still Keep Two Hillary Clinton Emails

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has finally seized Hillary Clinton’s emails, including her “Top Secret” correspondences from her tenure as Secretary of State.

But hold on: The State Department still has the authority to withhold two of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Breitbart News has learned.

A source confirmed Tuesday that the FBI is now in possession of two thumb drives containing emails from Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. The thumb drives had been held by Clinton attorney David Kendall. It is now believed that all of Clinton’s State Department emails have been turned over.

But seven specific emails are still being reviewed by an inter-governmental agency, led by the FBI, to determine whether or not they are classified.

Two of the emails in question were classified as “Top Secret” by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and could remain classified due to the nature of that classification.

And two other emails have been referred back to the State Department for consideration of their classified status, a government official told Breitbart News exclusively on condition of anonymity.

That means that the State Department still has control over whether or not those two emails will ever be released to the public.

“IC classification officials reviewed two additional emails and judged that they contained classified State Department information when originated,” according to a memo signed Tuesday by I. Charles McCullough III, the inspector general of the intelligence community. “These officials referred the emails to State Department classification officials on 7 August 2015 for final determination on current classification. We will provide these documents once they have been properly marked by the State Department.”

Additionally, three more emails could be classified. Two of those emails were classified at the time but are believed to no longer be classified, the government official told Breitbart News.

The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, has not yet seen the emails, a committee staffer told Breitbart News.

John Sexton contributed to this report.