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New Huma Abedin Email Address Found

New Huma Abedin Email Address Found
Huma Abedin (Aude Guerrucci/Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 16 October 2015 08:34 AM

A previously unknown email address of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has been uncovered as Abedin is set to be interviewed by the House Benghazi committee, National Review reports.

The partially redacted address appears in emails reviewed by the conservative watchdog group Citizens United.

The address begins "humamabedin" with the domain named blacked out. It is presumably a personal email address. The State Department cited the personal privacy exemption for redacting the domain name, National Review reported.

Abedin's complete state.gov and clintonemail.com addresses can be seen on the communication.

The email exchange that reveals the email address was sent November 6, 2012, two months after the Benghazi attack that left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead.

In the email, Clinton Foundation CEO Robert Harrison forwarded a speaking invitation for Clinton to Abedin's State Department email address and the new address.

"I tried to send this to your 'clintonemail.com' address, but it bounced back as undeliverable, so here it is again," Harrison said in the email.

The Benghazi panel is looking at Clinton's use of a personal email server and whether government business, including classified information, was sent to and from personal, unsecured email accounts.

National Review said a spokesperson for the Benghazi Committee did not immediately respond to its questions about whether it was aware of the email address or whether the account was part of the panel's probe.

Abedin will testify behind closed doors Friday before the controversial congressional committee probing a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Libya. Abedin has been a trusted confidante for Clinton, serving with her in the State Department -- during which the attack took place -- and continuing as a senior aide on Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign team.

Clinton testifies before the committee in an open session October 22.

Abedin's personal email address -- and its use in what appears to be a government-related exchange, is sure to raise more questions as the committee looks at Clinton's use of private email and service.

Democrats charge that the 17-month-old, Republican-led committee has shifted its focus to the contentious subject of Clinton's email account and server while she was top diplomat, and that the panel is more interested in ruining Clinton's presidential bid. The number two Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, inadvertently suggested last month that such an outcome was an unstated goal of the panel.

"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" he told Fox News. "But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her (poll) numbers today? Her numbers are dropping."

McCarthy sought to walk back his comments, but they resonated, and they may have been a factor in his dropping out of this month's race for Speaker of the House.

On Wednesday, another congressional Republican, Richard Hanna of New York, admitted the probe was designed in part to "go after" Clinton. At the weekend a former investigator with the committee accused Republicans of a biased and "partisan investigation" targeting Clinton.

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