A federal judge is now ordering the US State Department to release all of Huma Abedin’s emails well before the November elections.
Conservative group Citizens United passed along one of those email chains to Fox News, which shows that during an official October 2009 trip to Russia, by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and staff, top aide Huma Abedin wrote an email to other department officials, and Clinton Foundation executives, advising that they would not be using their BlackBerry devices in Moscow.
In the email exchange, Abedin clearly states that she did not feel comfortable using her clintonemail.com address in addition to her State Department account.
Fox and Friends got a first look at the newly released emails, which show a concerned Abedin writing to more than a dozen people on the morning of Oct. 12, 2009.
“Want to make sure DC is aware that those of us in the Russia traveling party will be leaving blackberries on the airplane once we touch down in moscow tonite.”
Here is Laura Ingraham explaining to Fox and Friends what this latest email leak means for the Clinton campaign…
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) August 30, 2016
The implications are simple. This is an official government trip, yet Huma Abedin and all of Hillary’s staff are plotting how to keep communication lines open with the Clinton Foundation.
Before Abedin touched down in Moscow she made it a point to email Clinton Foundation official Doug Band and others about the blackberry blackout.
Abedin said in an email to Clinton Foundation execs…
“Fyi for tues and wed. We won’t have berries in russia.”
Justin Cooper, an aide to Bill Clinton, whose name is registered as the owner of Clinton’s personal server, responded to Abedin…
“Are they taking them from u. Bc ur clintonemail.com shld work”.
“Its for security reasons.”
“I don’t want to use that one either”.
Politico reports further on the Abedin trip to Russia…
Then-deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew had been tasked with getting the traveling group local cellphones, Abedin added, “Hopefully lew can also pass on numbers so you can reach us direct on tuesday and wednesday. We will be checking email periodically, but for the most part cell phones will be fastest way to reach us.”
“Fyi for tues and wed. We won’t have berries in russia,” Abedin wrote in a subsequent email, forwarding her message to top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band and others, including Hannah Richert, a director at the Clinton Presidential Center; Oscar Flores, manager of the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York, home; Jon Davidson, Bill Clinton’s deputy chief of staff; and Justin Cooper, an aide to the former president whose name is registered as the owner of Clinton’s personal server.
Cooper responded to Abedin, asking, “Are they taking them from u. Bc ur clintonemail.com shld work”.
“Its for security reasons,” Abedin responded. “I don’t want to use that one either”.