Every day the e-mail scandal for Hillary Clinton seems to get worse and worse. It appears now that dozens of emails that traversed Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecure home server contained a large amount of secret national security information.
In 2,206 pages of emails recently released, the government censored passages to protect national security at least 64 times in 37 messages, including instances when the same information was blacked-out multiple times.
The Friday release brings the volume of emails publicly released by the State Department to roughly 12 percent of the 55,000 pages Clinton had turned over to department lawyers earlier this year. That falls short of the 15 percent goal set by a court ruling in May, a lag the State Department attributed to interest by the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community in the possible compromise of classified information.
Clinton’s decision not to use a State Department email account has become a political problem for her, as Republicans seize on the disclosures to paint her as untrustworthy and willing to break rules for personal gain.
There is also the matter of the classified information that found its way onto her insecure email system.
Memos sent by the inspector general of the intelligence community alerted the FBI to a potential security violation arising from Clinton’s use of a private server located in her home.
The inspector general said his office has found four emails containing classified information while reviewing a limited sample of 40 of the emails provided by Clinton. Those four messages were not marked as classified but should have been handled as such because they contained classified information at the time they were sent, the inspector general said.
Current and former intelligence officials have said they assume the emails were intercepted by foreign intelligence services.
The Associated Press contributed to this article