Happy New Year! State drops 5,500 pages of Clinton emails

Happy New Year! State drops 5,500 pages of Clinton emails–47kh.,b43

The State Department on Thursday afternoon released a batch of 5,500 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails online, in its second-to-last tranche of the former secretary of State’s messages.

Thursday’s dump — coming the afternoon of New Year’s Eve — is the seventh of eight court-ordered releases.

The full 100 percent of her emails are ordered to be released publicly by Jan. 29.

Many of the emails concern personnel matters, such as Clinton congratulating people on new jobs, or recommending people for jobs, overseeing Congressional confirmation of appointees, or nominating employees for awards.

One dated February 2012 showed that as a favor, Clinton got someone named “Bill” to call a former staffer-turned-Maryland-assemblyman to urge him to vote for a gay marriage bill.

In an April 5, 2012, email with the subject line: “Photo gone viral,” Clinton discussed her famous “texts from Hillary” photo showing her in a C-17 aircraft wearing shades and using her Blackberry.

There were also other surprising revelations — such as billionaire and liberal donor George Soros telling a Clinton ally he regretted supporting President Obama, and that that German Chancellor Angela Merkel supposedly despised the “Obama phenomenon.”

The latest posting fell short of a court-ordered end-of-December deadline to release at least 82 percent of the approximately 55,000 relevant pages under a Freedom of Information Act request.

 

Earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter admitted that he also used his personal email for work. Carter’s revelation has not received the same scrutiny.

 

source–the hill, kristina wong, ash carter,

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