The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.U.S. District James Boasberg ordered the State Department to expedite the processing of the recovered records by September 22. and report back to him that day.He didn’t set a schedule for public release. The department raised the possibility of a phased release starting Oct. 14, which left open how many would be disclosed before the Nov. 8 presidential election.Remember when former Secretary of State and Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton repeatedly assured the American public that her team had handed over all applicable documents and emails from her private server to the State Department — other than the 30,000-plus “personal” emails she preemptively deleted? According to The Hill, news of the previously undisclosed documents was revealed by government attorneys in a federal court on Monday.If you scrape away all of the spin and the political positioning that Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server has spawned, you are left with these facts:
1. Clinton is the first secretary of state to exclusively use a private email account for official business.
2. She is also the first secretary of state to have a private email server housed at her home.
3. When asked by the State Department to turn over her emails, Clinton had a team of lawyers go through them to separate those that were purely personal and those that touched on some aspect of her professional life. The personal emails were deleted permanently off the server. The professional ones were turned over to the State Department. Here’s how that broke down:
“FBI found almost 15,000 new Clinton documents. When will State release them?” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton asked in a tweet.
FBI found almost 15,000 new Clinton documents. When will State release them? Court hearing today.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 22, 2016
Justice Department lawyers said last week that the State Department would review and turn over Clinton’s work-related emails to a conservative legal group. The records are among “tens of thousands” of documents found by the FBI in its probe and turned over to the State Department, Justice Department attorney Lisa Ann Olson said Monday in court.