More previously unreleased Clinton emails emerge

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Nearly three dozen new email messages to or from Hillary Clinton were released to the public on Monday, raising additional questions about the scope of the messages she had preserved for safekeeping.

The conservative organization Judicial Watch released 34 emails to or from Clinton’s personal email account that appear not to have been among the roughly 30,000 messages handed over to the State Department nearly two years ago.

{mosads}The Clinton emails are among a larger cache of 165 pages of new State Department records obtained by Judicial Watch as part of an open records lawsuit.

In one message, then-Secretary Clinton appeared to raise explicit questions about her record keeping obligations and the difference between personal and official messages.

“I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State. Who manages both my personal and official files?” she asked deputies Huma Abedin and Lauren Jiloty.  

“I am sending out material the way I did w Lauren in the Senate, but I don’t know what’s happening w it all,” she added.

“Are there personal files as well as official ones set up? If I don’t write anything on paper – as I mostly don’t – Lauren knew how to file it all in the Senate,” Clinton wrote. “I’m sending out a mix which sometimes Claire and other times Lauren picks up from the out box. What happens then is a mystery to me!

“So, I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want.”

In response, Abedin said she and other officials had “discussed this” and would talk with Clinton about it later in the day.

It’s unclear whether Clinton was referring to her email setup in particular.

“Secretary Clinton’s paper files were appropriately filed and archived,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement after the emails were released. “The State Department has extensive paper records from Secretary Clinton’s tenure including official policy memos, call sheets, briefing materials, and cables.”

Toner confirmed that the email was not handed over by Clinton, but that the department nonetheless obtained it from Abedin following a request last March to hand over any documents she and other aides may have.

The emails also show that Clinton made an effort to give a State Department job to the son of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair by forwarding his resume to Abedin and then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills. 

In a statement, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the revelations “show Hillary Clinton was more than concerned about the handling of her records – both personal and official.”

“What other damaging emails have Hillary Clinton and the Obama State Department withheld from the public?”

Clinton, who is now the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, handed over approximately 30,000 emails to the State Department in 2014, after the discovery that she had used a personal server throughout her tenure at the department. Another similarly sized batch of emails, which Clinton had claimed were purely personal, were deleted.

But Judicial Watch and others have unveiled dozens of new emails in recent months and weeks suggesting that some of those emails pertained to her job at the State Department and ought to have been preserved.  

Another email, from 2010, in which Clinton worries about “the personal being accessible,” has given her campaign a fresh headache in recent days.

The new revelations build on the more than a year of scrutiny that has trailed Clinton and her email setup.

The arrangement is the subject of an ongoing federal investigation and was harshly denounced in a State Department watchdog report issued last month.

This story was corrected at 9:17 a.m. on July 1. 


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