The State Department has identified 23 violations and seven infractions in its ongoing review of the mishandling of classified information associated with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-government email server for official business. The revelations came in an update to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been leading congressional oversight into the mishandling of classified information and the alienation of federal records.
The State Department’s update noted that 15 individuals were assessed for violations or infractions, and some of them were found culpable of multiple security incidents. Individuals with a security violation or three or more infractions have been referred to the proper officials for documentation and possible discipline. The department also acknowledged that the number of violations and infractions may change as the investigation progresses.
The update follows a January inquiry from Grassley seeking details on the nature of the security incidents and the officials involved. Grassley first sought information in the department’s review of the mishandling of classified information related to the unauthorized server in 2017. The department confirmed its review and outlined its procedures for the review later that year and acknowledged in 2018 that some senior department members no longer retained clearances.
The State Department’s update on violations and infractions is available HERE.