The State Department opened the new year by falling short of a court-ordered goal from last year to have out by now 82 percent of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her years as secretary of state.
The mountain of her correspondence in the public eye grew Thursday with the release of 5,500 more pages of her emails, thousands of pages short of the goal. Among them, portions of 275 emails were retroactively classified, the department revealed, keeping questions alive about whether Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate, put sensitive information at risk by using her personal email account for business and running it on a private server at her New York home.
Clinton has said she didn’t send or receive information that was classified at the time via her personal email account.
The State Department said it “worked diligently” to meet the court’s release schedule but could not do so because of the large number of documents involved and the holidays. More Clinton emails are to be disclosed next week and all of them designated for release are supposed to be out by the end of January.