The State Department released the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails in a proverbial Friday night news dump, which means that the media won’t really have time to dig through them before a must-win Nevada caucus day. According to McClatchy, the State Department released an additional 1116 pages of emails, including 64 pages that contained classified information.
That brings the total number of emails housed on Hillary’s server that contained classified information to an astounding 1,730 so far:
None of Clinton’s emails was marked as classified during her tenure, State Department officials say, but intelligence officials say some material was clearly classified at the time. Her aides also sent and received classified information.
Clinton, running a tough race for the Democratic nomination for president, has been under fire for months for exclusively using personal email routed through a private server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. The FBI launched an inquiry into the handling of sensitive information after classified information was found in some.
In response to a public records lawsuit, the State Department is releasing Clinton’s emails monthly after partially or entirely redacting any containing sensitive U.S. or foreign government information. So far, it has released 46,946 pages of emails.
The next batch of emails to be released by the State Department will come the day before South Carolina (for the Democrats) which means that this continuous slow leak of information will be haunting Clinton right up through Super Tuesday.