An unnamed “senior aide” to Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, left behind classified material unsecured and unattended in a hotel room following a trip to China in 2010, according to a new report.
News of the 2010 security mishap, which was first discovered by Fox News, comes as the FBI revisits its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department. New documents, which the bureau believes could be pertinent to its probe of Clinton, were unearthed during an investigation into disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Weiner is the estranged husband of senior Clinton confidante Huma Abedin.
“In May 2010, Secretary Clinton was on official travel in Beijing, China, accompanied by senior staff. Upon Secretary Clinton’s departure, a routine security sweep by Diplomatic Security agents identified classified documents in a staff member’s suite,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told Fox News, which issued a Freedom of Information Act on the matter several weeks ago.