In mid-June 2015, Inspectors general Charles McCullough and Steve Linick discover that classified information mentioned in one of Clinton’s emails was publicly released by the State Department in May 2015. This appears to be an email written by State Department official Tim Davis on April 10, 2011, and then forwarded to Clinton. It contained very time sensitive US military intelligence about security of US officials in Libya.
The two inspectors general begin fighting with State Department official Patrick Kennedy over what information in Clinton’s emails can be released and what can’t. Kennedy and other State Department officials believe McCullough and Linick want to classify too much. Kennedy is a holdover from when Clinton was secretary of state. US intelligence agencies get involved with declassifying Clinton’s emails to make sure the mistake doesn’t happen again. (The Washington Post, 8/14/2015) (CNN, 8/20/2015)