Most of Hillary Clinton’s emails retrieved during the FBI’s investigation into her use of a private email server while at the State Department will not be released to the public until after the November election, according to a new timeframe set by a federal judge on Friday.
Judge James Boasberg decided the State Department must release 1,050 pages of emails out of what could be 10,000 pages total by Nov. 4, just four days before the presidential election, leaving potentially 9,000 pages of content still unknown to voters.
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, the group spearheading the lawsuit to obtain Clinton’s emails in court, blasted the announcement.
"This is an absolutely corrupt process the State Department has come up with," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said, adding that the agency is delaying the process.
There are two other court-ordered email releases set before the election. The first batch will be on Oct. 7, followed by another one on Oct. 21 before the Nov. 4. deadline. Every month afterward the State Department will have to release 500 pages of material. The emails average 1.8 pages in length, according to State Department lawyers.