ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Even if you no longer care about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders once put it, the State Department is still under court order stemming from a freedom of information lawsuit to release the documents.
Even Donald Trump backtracked on his threat to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s use of that controversial private email server, but the State Department today published about 1,000 pages — mostly near duplicates of previously released emails.
In all, the agency has been made to review and release more than 55,000 pages of email.
The latest documents come from the nearly 15,000 emails the FBI recovered during its investigation into Clinton’s handling of sensitive information on a controversial private email server.
Only 5,600 of those 15,000 emails turned up by the FBI have been deemed work-related, but it’s not clear how many of them actually consist of new material.
“For instance, a ‘near duplicate’ would be substantively identical to previously released emails, but for a top email in the chain stating ‘Please print,'” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said last month when he was describing the last batch of released email.
Ultimately, the FBI decided it would not recommend any criminal charges against Clinton for use of a private email and handling of classified information.
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