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Report: 2012 Email With This Marking in Left-Hand Margin Contradicts Clinton's Key Email Scandal Defense

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New trouble for Clinton?

AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Despite Hillary Clinton’s repeated insistence that no emails “marked classified” were sent or received on her private email server, a newly released 2012 email seems to contradict the former secretary of state’s key defense.

The email, first published by FoxNews.com, contains a “C” classification code, which is known as a “portion marking.” More importantly, the classified code was reportedly included in the email when it was sent directly to Clinton.

Screengrab via FoxNews.com

More from the report:

The “C” - which means it was marked classified at the confidential level - is in the left-hand-margin and relates to an April 2012 phone call with Malawi's first female president, Joyce Banda, who took power after the death of President Mutharika in 2012.

"(C)  Purpose of Call: to offer condolences on the passing of President Mukharika and congratulate President Banda on her recent swearing in."

Everything after that was fully redacted before it was publicly released by the State Department -- a sign that the information was classified at the time and dealt with sensitive government deliberations.

Read the full email chain here.

Other portion markings include “U” for “Unclassified,” “S” for “Secret” and “TS” for “Top Secret.”

Clinton repeated her critical email scandal defense in an interview with Bret Baier on Wednesday.

“The fact is, nothing that I sent or received was marked classified, and nothing has been demonstrated to contradict that,” she said.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) said if the 2012 email is proven to have been marked classified when it was sent to Clinton, it would directly contradict Clinton’s previous statements.

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