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State Dept. Revokes Hillary Clinton’s Security Clearance at Her Request

The State Department has revoked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s security clearance at her request.

The press was alerted to the move after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released the letter dated Sept. 21 on Friday.

The letter, written by Charles Faulkner, the acting assistant secretary of legislative affairs, read: “We would like to provide you with an update on the status of former Secretary Clinton’s security clearance and the ongoing administrative review pertaining to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other current and former department officials.”

The letter adds that as of August 30, Clinton’s security clearance was “administratively withdrawn” and stresses the action was taken “at her request.”

Five others, including Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills, also their security clearance revoked. The names of the other were redacted.

According to the released letter, the five aides “had been granted access to classified information through a request made by Secretary Clinton designating them as researchers.”

Despite the fact that the letter requests that the information remain “protected” and “generally not appropriate for public release,” Grassley authorized the disclosure.

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