State Department Releases Hundreds of Clinton Emails

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The State Department released about 300 of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her time as Secretary of State.

They are among 30,000 messages Clinton turned over from a private server she used for both personal and official business.

Clinton was criticized for using a single email account and a private server.

She asked for the emails to be made public in March, and renewed that push on the campaign trail this week.

Clinton praised the release of the first batch.

“First of all, I’m glad that the emails are starting to come out. This is something I’ve asked to be done, as you know, for a long time, and those releases are beginning. I want people to be able to see all of them and it is the fact that we have released all of them that have any government relationship whatsoever. In fact the State Department already had the vast majority of those anyway because they went to what are called “dot-gov” accounts. I’m aware that the FBI as asked that a portion of one e-mail be held back. That happens in the process of freedom of information act responses. But that doesn’t change the fact that all of the information in the e-mails was handled appropriately,” she said.

The emails released offer a new look at the 2016 presidential candidate’s handling of the deadly 2012 consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

In one email to her entire staff, Clinton expressed the need to learn from the attack and make improvements.

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