The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now in possession of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails from her tenure as Secretary of State.
Seven emails are currently being reviewed by an inter-governmental agency, led by the FBI, to determine whether or not they are classified.
The two “Top Secret” emails were classified as top secret by the CIA, according to information circulated by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
Grassley said in a statement that: “two of the four emails that the office had previously described as ‘above Secret’ were, in fact, classified at the Top Secret/SCI level. According to the Intelligence Community Inspector General, the other two emails, which intelligence community officials said were classified by the State Department at the time they were sent, are being reviewed by the State Department to determine what the current appropriate level of classification should be.”
But two other emails have been referred back to the State Department for consideration of their classified status, a government official tells 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.
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.
Clinton attorney David Kendall had been holding on to two thumb drives containing Clinton emails. Right now, it is unclear why the two emails were marked “Top Secret.”
Judiciary Committee staff has yet to review the emails in question, a staffer told Breitbart News.
Over the weekend, a federal judge in the nonprofit group Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against Clinton ordered Clinton and her top aides not to delete any emails after an attorney for former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills said that Mills planned to destroy her existing emails.
(John Sexton contributed to this report)