Intel Chairman Burr: Allegations of a Potential Quid Pro Quo by Clinton State Department Are Serious

WASHINGTON — Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on allegations that senior State Department employees tried to renegotiate the labeling of classified information after it was transmitted over an unsecure email server:

“We continue to debate this matter solely because Secretary Clinton and her team deliberately chose to set up a personal server on which to conduct official, and often classified, government business. Classified information was transmitted, as other government agencies have confirmed. State Department knew it, Patrick Kennedy knew it, and yet they continue to fight it. The allegations of a potential quid pro quo are serious. It is our understanding that these conversations are being reviewed further, as they should be.”