State Dept. Releases More Clinton Emails

These latest emails are part of an additional trove discovered by the FBI.

ByABC News
October 21, 2016, 4:18 PM

— -- The State Department published 247 additional pages of email from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server this afternoon as part of court-ordered effort to produce some of her more recently discovered official email correspondence before the Presidential election.

The documents come from the nearly 15,000 emails the FBI recovered during its investigation into the Democratic nominee's handling of sensitive information on a controversial private email server.

Prior to the FBI's investigation, Clinton had claimed all of her work-related emails had been turned over in the form of 55,000 printed pages of documents. However, on the same day the FBI announced it would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton, it also said it had discovered some work-related emails that hand't been turned over.

It's unclear just how many new messages they turned up within those 15,000, but 5,600 of them have been deemed work-related. They are therefore subject to release under ongoing freedom of information litigation involving the State Department.

In September, a federal judge ruled that it was too burdensome for the State Department, in conjunction with its many other requests for information, to review and produce all 5,600 work-related emails before the election. Instead Judge James Boasberg ordered the State Department to process 1,050 emails by Election Day and release them in batches.

Today's release represents the second of three batches. After the election, the State Department will have to review 500 emails a month until the emails are all processed.

Similar to the first group of emails on Oct. 7, the State Department says many of the documents it reviewed this time around were near, or complete duplicates of previously published emails. Near-duplicate emails often include an additional email at the end of a previously seen chain.

In one new email from November 2010, Clinton's close aid, Huma Abedin, informs the Secretary that she's "having email delays." It's a new message in a previously released email chain where Clinton expresses frustration that she missed a phone call with a foreign diplomat, only to have her aides inform her that her private email server was causing the problem.

"We should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam," Abedin wrote at the time. "Its not the phone message system, its the device delay."

Clinton later responded that she did not "want any risk of the personal being accessible.”

In another new email that was part of an previously published chain from the same time-frame, Abedin appears to express more frustration with Clinton's email. "No one got thatbecause you went to spam," she wrote to Clinton. "It happens a lot when you email state emails," Abedin said, referencing government email accounts.

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