Clinton emails won’t be released for ‘several months,’ says State Department

The review is underway.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Published Mar 9, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 8:42 am CDT

Last week, Hillary Clinton‘s staff delivered 55,000 pages of printed-out emails in boxes to the State Department. Clinton asked the department to review and release her files.

The New York Times recently revealed that Clinton used a personal email account during her time as Secretary of State. To some, the use of private email undermines and contradicts transparency guidelines and laws. 

A review, now underway, will take “several months,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at a Monday-morning briefing.

The 55,000 pages, which Psaki said “covers the span of [Clinton’s] time at the State Department,” do not include every email in the account, Psaki clarified, only what Clinton herself handed over to the government. 

Photo via State Dept.

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*First Published: Mar 9, 2015, 3:59 pm CDT