The State Department’s latest release of emails brings the total number of messages from Hillary Clinton’s private server containing classified information to nearly 1,000.
Fox News reported that Monday’s release included 328 emails that hold classified information, elevating the total number of such messages made public by the agency thus far to 999.
According to the State Department, the messages were determined to contain classified material before being made public. The State Department’s Monday release included 7,800 pages of emails sent or received by Clinton, representing the largest batch of emails thus far made public by the agency.
Most of the communications revealed Monday came from 2012 and 2013, before and after the September 2012 Benghazi terror attacks.
Clinton has insisted that she never sent nor received information marked classified on her personal email system, which she used exclusively while working in the Obama administration. The State Department has also insisted that the messages now marked classified were not so when Clinton sent or received them.
The FBI is currently investigating the security of Clinton’s server, and reports last month indicated that the federal agency had expanded its probe and is now exploring criminal code. The agency began the probe after the intelligence community inspector general concluded that at least two emails contained on Clinton’s personal system held classified material at the time they were sent.
In a statement, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that the latest release further proves that Clinton risked national security by using personal email.
"With the number of emails containing classified information now numbering nearly one thousand, this latest court-ordered release underscores the degree to which Hillary Clinton jeopardized our national security and has tried to mislead the American people," Priebus said.
With Monday’s release, two-thirds of Clinton’s work-related emails have been made public.