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Mukasey, Who Helped Squash '08 Security Probe, Slams Clinton Emails

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016 01:58 PM

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey spoke at the Republican National Convention and slammed Hillary Clinton over her perceived misuse of classified information, ABC News reports.

But, Politico reports, Mukasey was involved in his own case regarding handling of classified information. He apparently helped keep key evidence away from a House of Representatives committee in 2008.

Mukasey was the U.S. attorney general from 2007 to 2009 and was Jeb Bush's campaign adviser on national security during his 2016 run at the presidency.

"How she treated government secrets as secretary of state, and what she said before and after she was caught, sums up the case against her," Mukasey said in his convention speech adding, "Hillary Clinton is asking us, as Americans to make her the first president to take the oath of office after already violating that oath."

Politico reports that Mukasey advised then-President George W. Bush to invoke executive privilege to keep evidence about the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity away from a House committee.

When panel chairman Henry Waxman of California and ranking member Tom Davis of Virginia said they needed the information to determine whether classified information had been kept secure, Mukasey said questions about confidentiality of presidential advice should take priority over the congressional inquiry.

Waxman and Davis called Mukasey's decision about executive privilege "flawed," according to Politico.

The lawmakers said that his actions hindered attempts to determine if White House officials complied with rules for handling classified information.

Politico said those charges are similar to charges Mukasey and other Republicans have issued at Clinton.

Earlier in 2016, Mukasey criticized Trump as well. He wrote an editorial in National Review in opposition to Trump saying, "A Donald Trump presidency would imperil our national security."

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