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State Dept Still Won’t Say When Clinton Emails Will be Released to Judicial Watch

• August 17, 2016 4:18 pm

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State Department spokesman Mark Toner would not say Wednesday when Hillary Clinton’s emails requested by Judicial Watch would be turned over to the group, or if the public would be able to see the emails before the election.

After Toner said he did not have an update for the press regarding when the emails would be ready, he was pressed further for more information during the department’s daily press briefing.

"I don’t have any additional details to provide on how that production schedule would take place," Toner said.

A reporter asked if the State Department would use Election Day as a deadline for having the emails ready.

"Frankly, you know, in having dealt with the tremendous amount of emails that we had to deal with in responding to the previous FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] request, some 55,000, you know, it’s always been our goal to work through as quickly and as expeditiously as possible, but mindful of the fact that we need to work to address interagency concerns and possible classification upgrades," Toner said.

Toner could also not produce a number on how many more emails there are for the State Department to process, or how many pages were involved. Toner mentioned that there could be more classification upgrades on some emails, which could be bad news for Clinton, who has said that she did not have classified information on her private email server. Some emails examined by investigators were classified.