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Agencies Clashed on Classification of Clinton Email, Inquiry Shows

October 18, 2016 12:43 AM
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Agencies Clashed on Classification of Clinton Email, Inquiry Shows

There is no indication from the documents that Mrs. Clinton was aware of the discussion.

Donald J. Trump and other Republicans nonetheless quickly seized on the new documents as evidence of what Speaker Paul D. Ryan called “a cover-up.”

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October 18, 2016 12:45 AM

Two prominent members of the House — Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Devin Nunes of California, the chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence — called on Secretary of State John Kerry to relieve Mr. Kennedy of his position pending an investigation.

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October 18, 2016 12:44 AM

One of Mr. Trump’s foreign policy advisers, Michael T. Flynn, a retired general who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency, said the documents provided “undeniable proof” that Mrs. Clinton had “colluded with the F.B.I., D.O.J. and State Department to cover up criminal activity at the highest levels.”

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There is no indication from the documents that Mrs. Clinton was aware of the discussion.

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October 18, 2016 12:43 AM

Mr. Toner said Mr. Kennedy would remain in his position with the full support of Mr. Kerry.

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October 18, 2016 12:43 AM

In the interview, an unidentified F.B.I. official in the international operations division said Mr. Kennedy had complained to him that the F.B.I. classification of the document “caused problems for Kennedy” and that Mr. Kennedy had wanted to give it a different designation and file it in the State Department basement — “never to be seen again.”

New York edition

October 18, 2016 12:43 AM

Donald J. Trump and other Republicans nonetheless quickly seized on the new documents as evidence of what Speaker Paul D. Ryan called “a cover-up.”