More than 300 Clinton emails flagged for review

A group of intelligence agency officials have identified a little more than 300 emails from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE’s private server for further review to consider whether they contained classified information, according to a court filing Monday.

Officials have referred 305 documents, or 5 percent of the review sample, to their agencies for further review, State Department lawyers said in the court filing obtained by The Hill.


That could suggest that by the time officials finish reviewing the approximately 30,000 emails that Clinton turned over, some 1,500 will likely be referred to federal agencies to see whether they contained classified material.

Officials have reviewed nearly a quarter of the Clinton emails as of Friday.

The State Department is required to file reports to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia regarding its plans to release the Clinton emails on a rolling basis. The department was ordered to regularly release the emails in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by Vice News

Reviewers from five different intelligence agencies on July 15 joined the State Department's review of the emails after concerns were raised by inspectors general for the State Department and intelligence community.

“They are conducting a relatively simple screening process to determine whether there are [intelligence community] equities in the emails, not a full-scale FOIA review of the emails,” State Department lawyers said.

Out of the emails publicly released by the State Department, over 60 were flagged as sensitive for containing information classified mostly at the lowest level of “confidential.” One was classified at the intermediate "secret" level at the request of the FBI. 

Another two emails were found by the intelligence inspector to be “top secret.”

The latest figure was first reported by The Washington Times and NBC News