Another 266 classified emails found in latest Hillary batch
The rate of classified information in former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails continues to spike, with another 266 in the latest release Friday.
That means one out of every 16 emails Mrs. Clinton sent or received in this latest batch now have information classified as “confidential,” meaning it requires at least some degree of secrecy — posing still more questions about Mrs. Clinton’s decision to reject use of an official, secure email account.
One of the messages, sent by a State Department staffer, even labeled itself “confidential” in the subject line to Mrs. Clinton, despite her insistence that none of the information should have been secret at the time. The email contained what the staffer called “a good report” from a top German official who’d met with then-Serbian President Boris Tadic.
All information gleaned from foreign governments is deemed classified.
That was just one of more than 4,000 new emails released, covering the years 2011 and 2012. The State Department has now released about half of the more than 30,000 emails from the email account Mrs. Clinton used exclusively for official business during her time as secretary.