Wednesday afternoon, the State Department released a fifth installment of the embattled former Secretary’s emails.
This month’s document drop (the DOS is releasing chunks of Clinton’s emails monthly) contains more classified information than previous releases.
According to the Washington Times, more than 5% of Clinton’s emails in Wednesday’s batch contained classified information, twice as much classified material of previous batches.
…there are at least 400 messages that contain information the government now deems classified, out of nearly 12,000 emails released so far.
But 214 of those messages came in the latest batch of 3,869 messages, for a classification rate of 5.5 percent.
None of the messages were marked classified at the time they were sent — usually in 2010 or 2011, for the latest batch — but the government has gone back and determined they contain information that shouldn’t be out in public.
National Review reports that despite her current stance on LGBT rights, Mrs. Clinton was upset about a State Department decision in 2011 to use begin using more inclusive language. Clinton circa 2011 wanted to “retain the presumption of mother and father.”
An e-mail included in the latest tranche of Clinton documents released by the State Department on Wednesday shows the then-secretary of state exploding at her staff over plans to replace “Mother” and “Father” with “Parent One” and “Parent Two” on passport application forms, complaining about the decision and refusing to defend it in the face of partisan opposition.
Clinton learned about the change through a January 7, 2011 article in The Washington Post. But the policy shift was first announced in a December 2010 press release from the State Department. “These improvements are being made to provide a gender-neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families,” the statement read.
The next day, Clinton sent an early-morning e-mail excoriating top aides Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan for the secretive policy shift. “I’m not defending that decision, which I disagree w and knew nothing about, in front of this Congress,” she wrote. “I could live w letting people in nontraditional families choose another descriptor so long as we retained the presumption of mother and father. We need to address this today or we will be facing a huge Fox-generated media storm led by [Sarah] Palin et al.”
Hillary fighting with White House operator who “doesn't believe I am who I say” might be best Hillary email ever pic.twitter.com/D1CUa1Xf9N
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 30, 2015
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