(EFE).- E-mails sent from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal account during her term as Secretary of State (2009-2013) contained classified information beyond “Top Secret,” according to a document obtained by NBC and FOX news.

In a letter addressed to lawmakers, U.S. intelligence agencies say some of Clinton’s emails contained information classified Top Secret/Special Access Program, a level of classification higher than Top Secret and accorded to the most sensitive information on the country.

This is another blow to Clinton’s campaign as until now, the information contained in the emails had been classified as Top Secret but never higher than that.

In the letter to the Congress, Charles McCullough III, the inspector general for the nation’s intelligence agencies, said “several dozen emails” contained classified information determined to be “Confidential, Secret and Top Secret/SAP.”

Clinton has been mired in controversy since last year, both before and after launching her presidential campaign, after it was revealed she had used her private email account for State Department business.

The Republican opposition had insisted the emails be made public – a request backed by Clinton herself – saying they could pertain to the country’s security.

Since May last year, the State Department has been publishing batches of the emails after reviewing them and removing classified information. EFE


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