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Hillary Clinton email scandal: New emails concern change of government in Kyrgyzstan in April 2010
Kyrgyzstan | politics | 16:40, 31 March 2017 | 1359

AKIPRESS.COM - The US conservative watchdog Judicial Watch on March 29 released 1,184 pages of State Department records, including previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges, revealing additional instances of Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton sending classified information through unsecured email accounts and contributors being given special access to the former secretary of state.

The records contain 29 previously undisclosed Clinton emails – of a total of which is now at least 288 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department. This further appears to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department. Two of these emails are now available on the State Department’s website.

The newly obtained emails reveal that classified information was forwarded by Hillary Clinton to unsecure email account of Huma Abedin, an American political staffer who was vice chair of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign for President of the United States, on April 8, 2010.

"In April 2010, Sid Blumenthal [former aide and ally to the Clintons] sent two email memos to Clinton containing information now classified. Clinton forwarded this material to Abedin’s unsecure email account. The classified information, which Clinton asks Abedin to print off for her, concerns the change of government in the Kyrgyz Republic," the statement said.

The original email addressed to Sid Blumenthal and entitled "Change of Government in Kyrgyzstan," apparently discloses the US State Department's role in the Kyrgyz regime change in April 2010.

Blumenthal's source informed him that he had worked in the Kyrgyz Republic continuously since 1991 and became acquainted with each of the three Kyrgyz leaders including ex-president of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva. The source provided Blumenthal with detailed characteristics of Otunbayeva, explaining why she was selected by the Kyrgyz opposition.

The email was sent at the beginning of the Second Kyrgyz Revolution, which resulted in the ousting of Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and appointment of Otunbayeva as the country's interim leader and then the country's president.

The source cited the opposition's doubts that Otunbayeva "can be a successful candidate for president especially given her weak performance in prior elections to parliament."

"It is stressed that her prospects increase as relations with foreign powers are seen as problematic, since she alone among the opposition figures is viewed as having the stature and skills necessary to cope with difficult foreign affairs problems," the source wrote.

In conclusion the redacted email reads that "all of this suggests… the necessity for the State Department to assert itself and take the lead in developing relations with the new government."

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