Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said that at least some of Clinton's official schedules were destroyed while she was secretary of state during her recent deposition, according to the New York Post.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and aide Huma Abedin on April 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
Abedin made the admission during her deposition in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Abedin was asked by a lawyer for Judicial Watch, “And during your tenure at the State Department, were you aware of your obligation not to delete federal records or destroy federal records?”
Abedin replied, “If there was a schedule that was created that was her Secretary of State daily schedule, and a copy of that was then put in the burn bag, that... that certainly happened on… on more than one occasion.”
Clinton has said that she destroyed “private personal emails” while she was secretary of state, but according to the Post, “Abedin’s admission that she used so-called ‘burn bags’ — a container that material is placed in before it is destroyed — for some of her schedules is the first time anyone close to her has disclosed destroying public records.”
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, gave a voluntary interview on Saturday morning at the FBI Headquarters in Washington on Saturday morning regarding her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. It lasted 3 1/2 hours.
Clinton herself could be deposed at some point during Judicial Watch’s lawsuit.
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