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State Department revokes Hillary Clinton's security clearance at her request
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been revoked at her request, the State Department told lawmakers, according to a letter made public Friday.
Clinton's clearance was withdrawn on Aug. 30, according to a letter from the State Department to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which he released.
Five others associated with Clinton, including longtime aide Cheryl Mills, also had their clearances revoked on Sept. 20, according to the letter. The aides were known as "research assistants," which allowed them to keep their clearances after their time at the department concluded.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
They probably allowed her to say it was at her request to save her embarrassment. But based on the others losing clearance at the same time, it was likely not her choice.
And... what does this mean? Is it possible that there is something else going on?
ETA: I now actually read the letter in the link. It says her clearance was "administratively withdrawn". That does not sound voluntary.
The letter also discusses continued investigations!
The move comes almost a year after Grassley asked the department to investigate and review whether Clinton's aides still had security clearance.