Huma Abedin Admits: Hillary Burned Her Daily Schedule
This is unprecedented for a Secretary of State.
As TruthRevolt reported late last month, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, was recently deposed by the FBI as part of its ongoing investigation into Clinton’s homebrewed email server.
Abedin revealed that, in addition to Clinton not wanting anyone to see her emails, she would frequently burn her daily schedule — something unheard of for Secretaries of State.
The NY Post reports:
Huma Abedin was deposed in connection with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit into Clinton’s emails — but her admission could be relevant to another lawsuit seeking Clinton’s schedules.
“If there was a schedule that was created that was her Secretary of State daily schedule, and a copy of that was then put in the burn bag, that . . . that certainly happened on . . . on more than one occasion,” Abedin told lawyers representing Judicial Watch, the conservative organization behind the emails lawsuit.
Abedin made the surprising admission in response to a question about document destruction at the Department of State. A lawyer for Judicial Watch asked: “And during your tenure at the State Department, were you aware of your obligation not to delete federal records or destroy federal records?”
Clinton has admitted to destroying “private personal emails” as secretary of state. But Abedin’s admission that she used so-called “burn bags” — a container that material is placed in before it is destroyed — for some of her schedules is the first time anyone close to her has disclosed destroying public records.
A former State Department official confirmed for the Post that burning daily schedules is unheard of for a Secretary of State.
“I spent eight years at the State Department and watched as four US ambassadors and two secretaries of state shared their daily schedules with a variety of State Department employees and US officials,” Richard Grenell, former diplomat and US spokesman at the United Nations, told the Post.
“I’ve never seen anyone put their schedule in the burn bag — because every one of them had a state.gov email address and therefore their daily schedules became public records, as required by law.”
According to a former scheduler for President George W. Bush, it’s not unusual for a president’s schedule to be shredded or burned due to its “highly sensitive” contents, revealing that Clinton had a “skewed sense of security”:
“The Clinton people would dispose of the secretary’s schedule in the same manner as if it were classified yet those same safeguards were not in place with regard to email communications,” the former Bush staffer said.
Clinton thus far has had a difficult time convincing the nation that she is honest and trustworthy. The revelation that she burned schedules that should have been part of the public record likely won’t help matters — but then, the mainstream media will not report this latest development anyway.