New Clinton email files detail FBI-State tussle over Benghazi message
By Josh Gerstein
01/09/17 09:46 AM EST
Newly-released records about the Hillary Clinton email investigation shed new light on an early dispute between the FBI and the State Department over the classification of an email discussing the aftermath of the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
The 299 pages of internal FBI records, apparently released over the weekend on the FBI's Freedom of Information Act page, describe the bureau's reaction to State's protest of an FBI decision to classify a November 2012 State email discussing arrests in the Benghazi attacks.
The email was the first from Clinton's private account and server to be publicly identified as "SECRET," fueling arguments that Clinton and State had been careless in handling sensitive information.