Nearly 15K new Clinton emails found in FBI probe, State Department says
Posted: 11:38 AM, Aug 22, 2016
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<p>In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce, Calif. The House oversight committee says it has received FBI documents related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. A spokeswoman for the committee says the committee is reviewing documents that are labeled classified. (AP Photo/John Locher)</p>
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through Hillary Clinton's private home server.
Lawyers for the department told a federal judge Monday that they anticipate processing and releasing the first batch of these new emails in mid-October. That raises the prospect that the new messages could become public just before November's presidential election.
The department says it does not yet know what portion of the emails is related to Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Clinton had claimed that she deleted only personal emails before returning over 55,000 pages of her work-related messages to the State Department last year.
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