On Saturday, the U.S. Department of State released another batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails in the ongoing probe into her use of private email servers during her tenure as Secretary of State. This latest release contains 551 emails, three of which have been marked "secret" by the State Department. The Saturday email release has brought the total number of pages released to well over 45,000. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you too can read Clinton's newly released emails as well, although many in redacted form. So, where can you read the latest Hillary Clinton emails? It's actually a lot easier than you might think.
How to Search the FOIA Website
All you need to do is visit the FOIA website and use the FOIA Document Search. Enter the Clinton email probe FOIA case number, F-2014-20439, to help narrow down your results. You can also search by release date to view just the 551 emails released on Saturday. Once you enter in your search queries, you'll be directed to the Virtual Reading Room, where you can view each individual email that comes up in your search. Be prepared for lots of redactions, usually containing sensitive information such as names and direct contact information, such as email addresses and phone numbers.
The Clinton Email Probe So Far
If it seems as though we've been talking about the Clinton email scandal for forever, here's why: it's been almost a full year since The New York Times revealed in early March 2015 that Clinton used a personal, private email server during her time as the U.S. Secretary of State. As a result, there have been nearly three dozen FOIA cases against the State Department, which sought to have all Clinton email-related FOIA cases consolidated; this motion was declined by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in October 2015. On Monday, just one day before the New Hampshire primary, the FBI confirmed it was investigating Clinton's use of private email servers.
How Will This Affect Clinton's Campaign?
The Clinton campaign so far has maintained that, despite the re-classification by the State Department that 22 of the emails on her private server as "top secret," none of those emails were classified at the time they were sent. And while Clinton herself even pushed for the public release of the emails from her private server, the court-ordered timing of these emails releases could cause her campaign some headaches: the next three installments of her emails are expected to be released one day ahead of the next three primaries in Nevada, South Carolina, and Super Tuesday on Mar. 1.
Clinton's campaign has so far not responded to the latest email release as the former Secretary of State campaigned across Nevada on Saturday.