The State Department released about 6,000 additional pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails Wednesday, covering a period when US forces killed Osama bin Laden and the Arab Spring rocked American diplomacy.
“The Petraeus emails, first discovered by the Defense Department and then passed to the State Department’s inspector general challenge…Clinton’s claim that she has handed over the entirety of her work emails from the account.”
Slaughter was director for policy planning at the State Department under Clinton.
The newly released messages ranged from the mundane and trivial to the diplomatic.
A bulk of Clinton’s haul came from events she personally headlined across the country, a labor intensive process for the candidate that has required her to spend considerable amounts of time on the fundraising trail.
New York State Police had warned of the scam in July 2011, saying the messages would implant computer viruses when unsuspecting users opened them. “We wanted to have as big a pile of cash on hand at the end of this quarter while aggressively building operations in the early states”, he said.
But dozens of other people, including lobbyists for foreign governments, emailed her directly, and Clinton has not explained how she thought the State Department would have collected those emails.
Brian Fallon, a Clinton spokesman, reacted with sarcasm on Twitter. In an August. 23, 2010, email, Blumenthal sent Clinton a New Yorker piece “that looks at the Koch brothers’ control and funding of the tea party and right wing”.
“Just by receiving a spam email, it doesn’t mean you are infected”, said Dan Guido, a former Federal Reserve cyber expert.
The State Department also said it was unaware of whether anyone’s security clearances were suspended pending an investigation into possible improper handling of classified information, one of several questions posed by Grassley, R-Iowa.
Clinton correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell gushed that Hillary spent Wednesday “dodging more obstacles” but was dealt “an unlikely political lifeline from the likely next speaker” as she grappled with “all the bad publicity over e-mails”. Critics have said for months that using a private server potentially compromised classified information.
It wasn’t until the State Department asked former secretaries to turn over their emails in late 2015 – almost two years after Clinton left office – that she surrendered hers.
The emails themselves, many redacted heavily before public release, have provided no shocking disclosures thus far.
In the latest production of emails, portions of 215 documents that were upgraded to “classified” status retroactively and therefore won’t be made publicly available. In his powerful role, Kennedy oversees the Bureau of Information Resource Management, which oversees the division in which Pagliano worked.
In another exchange, Clinton expressed exasperation with a White House operator who did not believe it was her on the phone.