State Department Releases 285 Pages of Former Secretary Clinton's Emails

The emails were given to State by the FBI after the bureau uncovered them.

ByABC News
November 4, 2016, 4:39 PM

— -- The State Department today released 285 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails from when she was secretary of state. The emails were given to the State Department by the FBI after the bureau uncovered them in its investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary.

The State Department said most are near duplicates of emails that have been already released, meaning that they are identical except that, for example, a top email in the chain says "Please print," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in an statement.

But today's release includes two emails from November 2010 that have now been upgraded in classification to "confidential," the lowest level of classification.

One of the two regarded a call sheet for a phone call with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The other was a call sheet for a phone call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The portion of the emails that would show the details of the call sheet is blacked out and marked as "confidential."

"We were ordered by the court to process 350 pages of material received from the FBI by today, Friday, Nov. 4 and have met that requirement. We are releasing 285 pages of the approximately 350 pages we processed," Kirby's statement said.

The remaining 65 pages were not released because the State Department found they were exact duplicates of emails that they had already processed.

Yesterday, the State Department published an additional 1,280 pages of official email found on the private server as part of a court-ordered effort to produce some of Clinton's more recently discovered correspondence before the presidential election. These emails were also from the FBI investigation into Clinton's private server, but were part of a separate court order.

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