Hillary Clinton’s personal attorney was privy to classified documents and one Republican senator is demanding to know why.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley fired off an email to Clinton’s attorney David Kendall on Friday, asking how and why he or his associates were given security clearance as it relates to the former secretary of state’s emails, and which government agency granted it, according to The Hill.
“The transmission of classified material to an individual unauthorized to possess it is a serious national security risk,” he wrote. “Moreover, if a person unauthorized to maintain custody of the classified materials does in fact maintain custody, it raises legitimate questions as to whether the information was properly secured from foreign governments and other entities.”
Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also wanted to know when the emails were transferred to Kendall, according to The Hill.
“It appears the FBI has determined that your clearance is not sufficient to allow you to maintain custody of the emails,” the senator wrote.
He asked if Clinton’s or Kendall’s security clearances had been suspended since the FBI was informed by the inspector general that classified emails may have been mishandled.
The latest chapter in the Hillary email scandal also brought the ire of the Twitter community.
Free idea: Go stick a microphone or a video camera in HRC attorney David Kendall’s face and ask him some Qs.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 17, 2015
Subordinates for Hillary Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, reviewed her emails before printing. Not good. http://t.co/Rlde6i9qPA
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 18, 2015
Doesn’t matter if David Kendall had Top Secret clearance. Security is still on “need to know” basis and if he didn’t NTK, he can’t have them
— VarkDoc (@BroncosJeff) August 17, 2015
Really? Platte River and David Kendall were cleared to receive classified information? https://t.co/cMTNhOSQno
— Rusty Shackleford (@dap1510) August 17, 2015
@TwitchyTeam Even IF he had a TS HE HAS “NO NEED TO KNOW”! “other” more highly classified docs require a Special Background Investigation .
— RJ Ingold (@vepchl) August 18, 2015
While @HillaryClinton was SOS it operated as a free for all. Who gave David Kendall security clearance? HC continues to do it her way!
— Nevada Nails (@gelnails2012) August 18, 2015
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