Hillary Clinton Laughs When Asked About Trump's Classified Documents

Hillary Clinton laughed when asked in an interview about former President Donald Trump's handling of classified material.

More than 100 classified documents were seized during the FBI's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home last month. A federal judge on Monday granted Trump's request for a special master to be brought in to determine if any of the materials removed are protected by attorney-client privilege or executive privilege.

The investigation into Trump's retention of sensitive material after leaving the White House comes after he repeatedly attacked Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 presidential election, for using a personal email account and server while she was secretary of state. She complied with investigators and was not charged.

Clinton was asked about Trump's retention of classified material during an appearance, alongside her daughter Chelsea Clinton, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton attends the Venice Film Festival
Hillary Clinton attends the "White Noise" and opening ceremony red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2022 in Venice, Italy. Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images

Fallon noted that both had lived at the White House when Clinton's husband Bill Clinton was president.

"How easy is it to walk out with boxes of classified documents?" he asked.

Hillary Clinton burst into laughter, while her daughter noted that it was "not just one box or one document," but multiple boxes and "thousands of documents."

"What would you do with that?" Fallon then asked. "Is it for the presidential library?"

The former first lady laughed once again, then said: "Well, usually when it comes to presidential libraries, everything is in the archives. We have a National Archives and Records Administration, where everything goes and then it gets transferred to a presidential library. At least that's the way it used to happen."

Hillary Clinton also addressed the issue on Twitter after Trump allies compared her misuse of an email server to the investigation into Trump's handling of classified material.

"I can't believe we're still talking about this, but my emails...As Trump's problems continue to mount, the right is trying to make this about me again. There's even a 'Clinton Standard.' The fact is that I had zero emails that were classified," she wrote.

"[Then FBI director James] Comey admitted he was wrong after he claimed I had classified emails. Trump's own State Department, under two different secretaries, found I had no classified emails... By contrast, Trump has hundreds of documents clearly marked classified, and the investigation just started."

In another tweet, she added: "I'm more tired of talking about this than anyone, but here we are."

In a July 2016 press conference, Comey described Clinton's use of a private email server as "extremely careless", but said he would not be recommending that the Department of Justice pursue charges.

A lengthy investigation by the U.S. State Department later found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's representatives have been contacted for comment.