Washington, July 1 (IANS) The US State Department has released a new batch of emails from Hillary Clinton while she served as the secretary of state.
The 3,000 pages of emails were made public on Tuesday on the State Department’s Freedom of Information Act website.
The newly released batch, covering March through December of 2009, was the first batch from a dossier of about 55,000 pages of emails turned over by Clinton from her private email server, Xinhua reported.
A previous court mandate ruled that the State Department released her private work-related emails every 30 days starting on June 30 through January 29, 2016.
Clinton handed over her emails to the State Department last year and said she had deleted about 30,000 emails saying they contained “personal stuff”.
Because all the emails were sent from Clinton’s private email account via a private server, the content of the deleted correspondence was unknown to the public.
After being exposed in March, Clinton had taken a lot of heat as a House committee investigating the 2012 deadly attacks at the US. Benghazi embassy claimed that Clinton had not turned over all emails related to the attacks.
Four Americans, including the US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the assaults on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
The attacks in Benghazi happened on Clinton’s watch and were believed by many as a point of possible vulnerability in her 2016 White House bid.