An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server.
The latest emails were released under court order by the State Department to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch. The batch includes 34 new emails Clinton exchanged through her private account with her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin. The aide, who also had a private email account on Clinton’s home server, later gave her copies to the government.
The emails were not among the 55,000 pages of work-related messages that Clinton turned over to the agency in response to public records lawsuits seeking copies of her official correspondence. They include a March 2009 message where the then-secretary of state discusses how her official records would be kept.
“I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State,” Clinton wrote to Abedin and a second aide. “Who manages both my personal and official files? … I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want.”
In a blistering audit released last month, the State Department’s inspector general concluded Clinton and her team ignored clear internal guidance that her email setup violated federal records-keeping standards and could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.
The audit also cited a then-unreleased copy of a November 2010 email Clinton sent Abedin in which the secretary discussed using a government email account, expressing concern that she didn’t want “any risk of the personal being accessible.”
Clinton never used a government account that was set up for her, instead continuing to rely on her private server until leaving office in 2013. Though Clinton’s work-related emails were government records, she didn’t turn over copies until more than 30 lawsuits were filed, including one by The Associated Press.
Before providing her correspondence, Clinton and her lawyers withheld and subsequently deleted tens of thousands of messages that she claimed were personal, such as emails about her daughter’s wedding plans, family vacations, yoga routines and condolence notes.
With the new release Monday, more than 50 work-related emails sent or received by Clinton have since surfaced that were not among those she provided.
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon on Monday repeated past statements that Clinton had provided “all potentially work-related emails” that were still in her possession when she received the 2014 request from the State Department.
Fallon has declined to say whether Clinton deleted any work-related emails before they were reviewed by her legal team.
Dozens of the emails sent or received by Clinton through her private server were later determined to contain classified material. The FBI has been investigating for months whether Clinton’s use of the private email server imperiled government secrets. Agents recently interviewed several of Clinton’s top aides, including Abedin.
As part of the probe, Clinton turned over the hard drive from her email server to the FBI. It had been wiped clean, and Clinton has said she did not keep copies of the emails she choose to withhold.
In a report released Monday by Democrats on the House select panel probing the 2012 attacks on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, Republican congressional investigators asked questions about Clinton’s use of the private email server in interviews with her close aides.
Abedin told interviewers that she was aware of Clinton’s heavy use of private emails from the start and that Clinton continued a practice that she had developed as a U.S. senator for New York and as a 2008 presidential candidate. “It was a natural progression from what she was doing previously, and she continued to do so.”
Asked repeatedly who serviced Clinton’s private server in the basement of her New York home, Abedin identified Justin Cooper, a technology staffer at that time for former President Bill Clinton, and Bryan Pagliano, a State Department technology official who is cooperating with an FBI investigation of Clinton’s private server under an immunity deal with prosecutors. Abedin was hazy about Pagliano’s role at the agency and his private work overseeing Clinton’s server in New York.
Pagliano, who previously worked for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination and declined to answer the committee’s questions. In a sworn deposition last week, Pagliano also refused to answer questions posed by lawyers from Judicial Watch, including who paid for the system and who else at the State Department used email accounts on it. Pagliano also would not answer whether he discussed setting up a home server with Clinton prior to her tenure as secretary of state, according to a transcript.
Other State Department officials told congressional investigators that Clinton never responded to internal offers to set her up with an official State account and an agency computer. Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Clinton did “not know how to use a computer to do email. So it was never set up.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
farmer john says
To ALL you dumb Dumbocrats….You already have a nut ball in the white house…now you want another idiot running this country…what a bunch of FOOLS…..VOTE..TRUMP…2016
Whoever can still believe in Hillary Clinton is a fool. With all her crimes and all her scandals, too numerous to even fully recall, it would be beyond lunacy to vote for her which would bring her pervert husband back to the White House. She couldn’t stop him from making a fool of her in front of the entire world. How is she capable of becoming Commander-in-Chief?
If H-BOMB Clinton is SO STUPID as it comes to Computers and Emails Etc….Then this CRIMINAL is TOO STUPID to be in the White House…She/They CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS…
So, she’s defied subpoena orders and that carries no consequences? Only the lowly people beneath Queen Clinton have to pay for disobeying a court order, I guess.
Justin W says
There seems to be no end to the general incompetence and sloppiness of the Hillary Clinton state department. Even when the issue came up in 2009 she still went for four years without making any changes. It seems that crosses a lot of lines. This woman is not competent enough to be president.
I am very concerned that this woman may be our next president. I worry about what this Country my become. I’m 75 use my computer daily and she can’t send an e mail using one? So many things linked to her is just too much for me I just can not vote for her, I just can’t!
SO, DO NOT VOTE FOR HER.
Calm down Kathy. Hillary Clinton is screwing with peoples minds. She is an expert at this type crap and absolutely does not care one iota about how you or anyone else feels about it. The Lady is right. Hillary is a User and She is a Looser. She is not your friend. Compared to the snake in the Garden of Eden, that offered the Apple to Eve, Hillary would eat the Apple and the Snake. Open your eyes and take a look. Here we have a highly educated female with a Lawyers Degree from one of the leading Universities in the US, and suddenly she doesn’t know shit from shinnola about how to do the simplest thing on the computer: E-Mail. GIVE ME A BREAK HERE – I MAY NOT BE THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER, BUT I’M 77 AND PRETTY GOOD AT COMPUTER STUFF. SO, FOR HILLARY TO NOW CLAIM SHE DOES NOT KNOW E-MAIL CAN ONLY BE CLASSIFIED AS ONE THING: SHE IS A DAMN LIAR! PERIOD. Hillary is NOT a LEADER. Hillary is BEING LED by BILL. If you want more of BILL vote for HILLARY – and id you want more of OBAMA vote for MICHELLE. HAVE A NICE DAY. JACK
I’m 77 and you all give hope that we have enough people who know this country is now a big bubble about to burst and Trump is the only candidate without his hand in every ones pockets. If she wins, we the people lose………everything !
The Texan says
Hillary is a threat to our national Security! She is clearly deceitful and is either careless or incompetent in matters pertaining to security. Very likely she does not think that the rules for normal people should apply to her.