Politics August 31, 2016: Report Clinton emailed classified info after leaving State Dept

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Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks at a campaign event during The American Legion National Convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Clinton told a veterans group that U.S. leadership is vital to the world and, drawing a contrast with Republican Donald Trump, said that means the White House is no place for a leader who insults allies or threatens to shrink from that role. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks at a campaign event during The American Legion National Convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Clinton told a veterans group that U.S. leadership is vital to the world and, drawing a contrast with Republican Donald Trump, said that means the White House is no place for a leader who insults allies or threatens to shrink from that role. Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not only sent classified information on her private email server during her tenure but also after she left the State Department. The New York Post reported on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, that Clinton sent a classified email over four months after leaving her post. The Republican National Committee acquired the email through a Freedom of Information Act request.

According to the Post, the Democratic nominee sent the email on May 28, 2013, and it was about the “123 Deal.” The deal signed in 2009 was between the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. and dealt with nuclear energy production.

Clinton sent the email from the same email account and private server she used while Secretary of State. Clinton sent the email to “Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, diplomat Jeffrey Feltman, policy aide Jake Sullivan, diplomat Kurt Campbell, State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills and top aide Huma Abedin.”

The Post said the email is heavily redacted because it contains classified “information regarding foreign governors” and “foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources.” The email is set to be declassified on May 28, 2033.

Politics March 8, 2016: White House insulted Netanyahu refuses to meet Obama as Biden visits Israel

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Politics January 2, 2016: Clinton responsible for Trump being poster boy in al-Qaeda recruitment video

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 Two weeks after Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton said GOP frontrunner Donald Trump anti-Muslim immigration plan was a terrorist recruitment tool, a terrorist group finally took her up on the idea, Jan. 1, 2015
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Politics January 1, 2016: Huckabee calls Obama’s NSA spying on Congress, Netanyahu an impeachable offense

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Politics February 18, 2015: Jeb Bush declares he is his own man in first foreign policy speech slams Obama

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Politics September 29, 2014: Obama on 60 Minutes acknowledges administration underestimated ISIS threat

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President Barack Obama admitted that his administration underestimated ISIS threat during his interview on CBS News' 60 Minutes, Sept. 28, 2014
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Politics September 28, 2014: Boehner wants Congress to vote on ground troops in war against ISIS

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In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' This Week Speaker of the House John Boehner admitted US ground troops are necessary in the fight against ISIS, Sept. 28, 2014
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Politics September 24, 2014: In UN speech Obama issues call to destroy ISIS the “cancer of violent extremism”

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Politics September 23, 2014: Obama readies for UN General Assembly speech uniting coalition for ISIS fight

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Obama readies for UN General Assembly speech uniting coalition for ISIS fight 

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Examiner.com, September 23, 2014, 12:51 PM MST

President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, a day before he delivers a speech to the General Assembly rallying for a coalition to fight ISIS

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President Barack Obama is preparing his speech on Sept. 24, 2014 to the United Nations General Assembly in New York about uniting allies in the coalition to fight ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president is also lining up meetings this week with leaders of Middle East countries including Iraq, Egypt and Israel.

President Obama is scheduled to deliver two speeches at the UN this week on Tuesday, Sept. 23, he speaks of climate change at the UN Climate Summit, then on Wednesday, Sept. 24, Obama will try to rally world leaders to join a coalition and fight against the terrorist organization at the General Assembly. The State Department has said that over 55 nations have pledged to participate in the coalition against ISIS, with 40 already involved at different levels of participation.

Obama will also convince the UN to agree on a resolution that “will increase the obligations on states to try to prevent and deter the flow of foreign fighters.” National Security Adviser Susan Rice described the goal of the resolution on Friday, Sept. 19, saying, “It will move the ball down the field in terms of the international legal architecture and obligations on states to try to combat this challenge.” As the Hill noted the resolution will serve as an endorsement of the president’s plan for ISIS similar to Congress’ authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels. The administration believes the president might be able to secure a unanimous vote on the resolution in the UN Security Council Meeting he is chairing this week.

Obama will also meet this week with the new president of Iraq Haider al-Abadi, and also the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Then on Oct. 1, Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, after Netanyahu came to address the UN on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden made the announcement about the meeting on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest commented at the daily press briefing on Friday, Sept 19 about the president’s plans for the general assembly, “The thing that I would do is try to convey to you that this is part of an ongoing effort. We’re going to have conversations prior to the United Nations General Assembly meeting with our Arab partners that have signaled a willingness to join this coalition.”

Continuing Ernst elaborated on the planned meetings; “We will have conversations during the United Nations General Assembly meetings with our Arab partners who are ready to contribute to this coalition. And we’ll continue to have meetings after the U.N. General Assembly meetings.”

While Obama will be convincing the Arab leaders to join the coalition against ISIS, Netanyahu will be trying to convince Obama not to include Iran in the battle. Netanyahu believes that Iran is the greater threat to the Middle East with their nuclear capability than ISIS. He wants to persuade Obama that a tentative agreement over Iran’s nuclear program should not include leniencies on sanctions in exchanged for their involvement combating ISIS, as it has been rumored.

President Obama military outlined his plan to “degrade and destroy” the terror organization in his speech to the nation on Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, 2014. Since then he has subsequently clarified his plan would not include American soldiers fighting ISIS on the ground. The president has also dedicated his weekly addresses for the past two weeks; “We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL” and “The World Is United in the Fight Against ISIL” on his military plan, Congress’ authorization, and a global coalition. Obama will reiterate his message from Saturday, Sept. 20 at the UN; “We’ll lead a broad coalition of nations who have a stake in this fight. This isn’t America vs. ISIL. This is the people of that region vs. ISIL. It’s the world vs. ISIL.”

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Bonnie K. Goodman is the Editor of the Academic Buzz Network, a series of political, academic & education blogs which includes History Musings: History, News & Politics. She has a BA in History & Art History & a Masters in Library and Information Studies, both from McGill University and has done graduate work in Jewish history at Concordia University as part of the MA in Judaic Studies program. She covers US, Canadian & Israeli politics, with a particular focus on the Obama presidency, Congress, domestic policy, and elections.

Politics September 17, 2014: House passes spending bill and authorization to train and arm Syrian rebels

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The House of Representative passed a bipartisan continuing appropriations resolution funding the government and an ammendment to arm and train Syrian rebels, Sept. 17, 2014
The House of Representative passed a bipartisan continuing appropriations resolution funding the government and an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels, Sept. 17, 2014
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Politics August 12, 2014: Clinton attacks Obama on Syria in Atlantic then will hug it out in the Vineyard

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Politics August 10, 2014: Obama facing criticism left and right for 12-day vacation as world crises rage

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President Barack Obama and the first family are vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 9-24; Obama is facing criticism for the expensive break as crisis loom both at home and abroad
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Politics June 16, 2014: Obama is now just as loved or not as Bush as favorable ratings hit new lows

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President Barack Obama is now seeing his favaorable ratings falling as much as his job performance approval rating according a new CNN and Gallup poll, June 12, 2014; Obama and George W. Bush now almost have the same ratings
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Politics June 5, 2014: Obama hits new approval ratings poll lows on foreign policy, economy, Benghazi

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President Barack Obama's foreign policy approval rating has hit a new low according to a new ABC News / Washington Post poll, June 3, 2014; The poll does nit give the Democrats much good news for the midterm election either
President Barack Obama’s foreign policy approval rating has hit a new low according to a new ABC News / Washington Post poll, June 3, 2014; The poll does nit give the Democrats much good news for the midterm election either
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