According to a letter from Rep. Trey Gowdy, Hillary Clinton internally raised the possibility of employing American security contractors during the Libya crises, one of which Sidney Blumenthal—a confidante and informal adviser of Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state—had a direct financial interest in. The Washington Free Beacon,
In a letter last week to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), the ranking Democrat on the Benghazi committee, Gowdy also reveals that Blumenthal, who frequently emailed Clinton regarding the security situation in Libya, sent an email to Clinton’s personal address containing the name of a Central Intelligence Agency source in Libya.
“This information, the name of a human source, is some of the most protected information in our intelligence community, the release of which could jeopardize not only national security but also human lives,” Gowdy wrote.
“Armed with that information, Secretary Clinton forwarded the email to a colleague—debunking her claim that she never sent any classified information from her private email address,” Gowdy noted.
That apparent breach of sensitive information and Blumenthal’s attempts to get Clinton on board with efforts to secure Libyan government contracts for his company “raise the likelihood that the Committee will need to bring back Sidney Blumenthal to reopen his deposition,” Gowdy wrote.