US State Department Releases Some 550 Hillary Clinton's Emails

© AFP 2022 / Karen BLEIERPeople walk past the US State Department building July 6, 2011 in Washington, DC
People walk past the US State Department building July 6, 2011 in Washington, DC - Sputnik International
The US State Department has released the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, publishing 551 emails.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, listens as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi - Sputnik International
Release of Clinton’s Emails to Continue Saturday, End on February 29
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — As many as 81 messages were  reportedly classified, while three were branded secret.

The US State Department will complete the release of Clinton’s emails by February 29.

In March 2015, Clinton has come under severe criticism for using her personal email account and server for official purposes while serving as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Subsequently, the authorities discovered top classified material in at least several of her emails.

A US District Court judge ordered the State Department to make public all of approximately 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails by January 2016.

The State Department, however, renegotiated the deadline because of the massive snowstorm that hit the Washington, DC area in January, and caused the US federal government to close, in addition to affecting internal processing.

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