The State Department released 7,800 pages of Hillary Clinton emails, including one marked “secret” that contained information about U.S. foreign relations.
The Hill noted that particular email spoke about the federal investigation of the 2012 attack on America’s compound in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans – including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens – dead. The email was written in the wake of the arrest of suspects “who may” have been tied to the attack, the Hill said.
The email classified “secret” follows an inspector general report that found a couple of previously released emails from the former secretary of State’s private, home–based email server contained “top secret” information, which is the highest tag possible for sensitive data.
The document dump late Monday was the largest batch of emails released by State to date. Two–thirds of Clinton’s court–ordered emails have been released, the Hill reported.
“Meeting this goal is a testament to our commitment to releasing to the public these emails as expeditiously as possible,” said State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau.
A federal court ordered the release of 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emailed messages from her tenure as secretary of State. The emails were stored on the private server she set up in her home in New York.