“Continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use.”
In the latest batch of released emails, more than 15% had classified information.
More than 15 percent of the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails released Saturday contain classified information, with three of the messages being labeled “secret” — continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use.
The department released 551 messages Saturday in response to a federal judge’s order.
Apparently, the State Department had tried to delay the release of the emails due the Democrat primary schedule; however, a judge ordered their release.
The Washington Times continues:
The department had hoped to delay the release of the messages until the end of this month, which would have meant voters in more than a dozen states would have cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary with little chance to digest the emails.
Judge Rudolph Contreras instead ordered the department to release the messages in installments, with Saturday’s being the first of a series that will last until Feb. 29.
According to CBS, “the latest batch of emails span a range of topics — including several amusing illustrations of Clinton’s well-documented struggles with technology and her ‘berry phone’.”
There is, however, substantive information in the newly-released emails.
One email featured in today’s release shows that in 2012 the Washington Director of Human Rights Watch, a major human rights organization, was recommending to Clinton that the U.S. establish a no-fly zone over northern Syria.
Tom Malinowski, the current assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, said in the email at the time that a team on the ground, which was originally skeptical of military intervention, had recommended the move in order to provide assistance to moderate rebels fighting the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad.
According to CBS, “The next installment is set for Feb. 19, a day before Nevada’s Democratic caucus, and another release will come on Feb. 26, a day before South Carolina’s Democratic primary.”