State Department Releases 75 Clinton Emails Found by FBI

Hillary Clinton
October 7, 2016

The State Department released 75 of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server on Friday, the first batch of the 15,000 that the FBI uncovered during its investigation of Clinton’s email practices.

The emails totaled about 270 pages, the Hill reported. However many of the documents that were released are duplicates of emails previously released. The 270 pages are part of 350 total pages that District Judge James Boasberg ordered to be released.

Of the 15,000 emails the FBI found on Clinton’s private server, around 5,600 of them were work-related. About 60 percent were considered personal messages.

A federal judge ordered the State Department last month to release Clinton’s uncovered emails. The judge has put in place a timeframe for the release of the emails. Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the State Department to obtain many of these emails, but the department has been slow to release the documents, claiming that it is due to a lack of resources and personnel to sort through them and ensure that no classified material is in them.

Additional batches of emails will be released before the election on Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, with more to be released following Election Day.