The State Department has released the latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s messages from her time running the agency, the latest disclosure from the private email system that has become a focus of GOP political attacks in the White House race.
The over 7,000 pages posted online, which were sent or received in 2009 and 2010, is by far the largest of the rolling monthly releases that State is providing under a judge’s order in a high-profile public records lawsuit.
Around 150 of the newly released messages have been redacted because an ongoing inter-agency review has determined that they contain classified information, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters earlier Monday, though the final number turned out to be 125.
He said that none of them were marked classified when originally sent or received. Clinton, after initially saying in March that there was no classified information in the system, has softened her position to say that there was no information that was marked classified when sent or received.
According to published reports, and a scan of the messages, the redacted emails in the new batch are marked “confidential,” which is the lowest level of classification.
Questions about classified content has fed GOP allegations that Clinton behaved recklessly with such information, which is supposed to be sent over special secure networks. In particular, the inspector general for intelligence agencies has said that at least two messages from a limited number sampled contained “top-secret” information, the highest level of classification.