The FBI has recovered about 30 deleted emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server that had contents related to the 2012 Benghazi attack.
The Associated Press reports:
Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton to the State Department. The agency said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.
The emails were obtained during the FBI’s investigation into the server, which concluded with the bureau recommending no criminal charges.
Earlier this month, the House Select Committee on Benghazi revealed that Clinton used a program called BleachBit to virtually shred deleted emails and prevent them from being recovered, before returning server contents back to investigators.
The FBI’s notes on their investigation into Clinton’s emails, including interviews with her and her staff, could be released as early as Wednesday. However, the Benghazi emails will take a little longer to be released, according to the AP:
“The [FBI] said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.”
Clinton has previously maintained that the only server emails that were not handed over to the State Department were related to personal matters not having to do with her professional duties.
Following the Benghazi email discovery, Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said in a statement:
“Today’s disclosure that 30 additional emails about Benghazi were discovered on Hillary Clinton’s private server raises additional questions about the more than 30,000 emails she deleted. Hillary Clinton swore before a federal court and told the American people she handed over all of her work-related emails. If Clinton did not consider emails about something as important as Benghazi to be work-related, one has to wonder what is contained in the other emails she attempted to wipe from her server.”
The Clinton campaign has not commented on the matter.
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