New Hillary Clinton Email Release Contains 150 Now Deemed Classified – TIME
The State Department released 7,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server on Monday night, including 150 containing information now deemed to be classified. The email dump, the third since Clinton handed over the work-related emails on her private server to the State Department, is the largest batch released so far.
None of the emails were classified at the time they were sent, a State Department spokesman told reporters.
Clinton has repeatedly insisted that she did not send emails marked as classified from her private server during her time as Secretary of State. Much of the content on her server has been labelled as classified after the fact, including two that have been called “top secret.”
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Two inspectors general concluded that two of Clinton’s emails contained material that was classified at the time they were sent.
“I did not send or receive material marked as classified,” Clinton repeated last week at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Minneapolis.
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A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release Clinton’s 55,000 work-related emails in monthly batches as they scan emails to ensure nothing publicly released contains sensitive information.
Clinton’s use of a private email server has weighed heavily on her candidacy, hurting her trustworthiness among voters and stirring up doubts among Democratic party leaders. Her campaign has sought to frame the controversy over classified material on her server as an interagency battle over classification, insisting that Clinton followed State Department protocol at the time.
The FBI is now analyzing Clinton’s use of a private server to ensure they were handled securely, but there is no criminal investigation into her use of a server.
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