The State Department has released 357 more Hilary Clinton emails. This is in response to an ongoing Freedom of Information Act request. The steady drip, drip, drip by the State Department in releasing this data may be meant to slow walk it and protect Hillay. That may not be the effect that they are getting. The State Department has classified most of these latest emails to be “near duplicates.” What does that mean?
As Written By Kaite Bo Williams for The Hill:
The State Department on Thursday released 357 of the 15,000 Hillary Clinton emails uncovered by the FBI during its investigation into the former secretary of State’s personal email server.
Many of the documents — comprising about 1,250 pages — are “near duplicates” of documents Clinton provided to the State Department in 2014 and have already been made public, according to the agency.
A “near duplicate,” according to the agency, would include emails identical to previously released chains that were forwarded from Clinton to aides with the note, “Please print,” for example.
The newly released documents are records of emails sent or received by Clinton directly in her official capacity as secretary of State.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has been pushing for all of the documents to be released before Election Day next week.
A federal judge last month ordered the State Department to review approximately 1,000 documents before Nov. 8, releasing in batches those that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that is driving their release.
Thursday’s is the third batch. The Department made public 75 emails, or around 270 pages, on Oct. 7 and about 112 emails or 240 pages on Oct. 21 — many of which were also “near duplicates” and contained little new information.
State officials are scheduled to review 350 more emails from the FBI files and publish what they are able to Friday. Thereafter, the agency will review 500 pages a month, producing as man….
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