State Department could release Clinton’s emails Next Year
The United States Department of State (DoS), also known as the State Department, announced that it will need some time to publically release a number of emails of former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, from her time in charge. According to the department, it will be ready possibly next year to release about tens of thousands the Clinton’s emails.
Earlier, a lot of people started complaining that during her time in charge Clinton used private, rather than official, emails. The uproar erupted earlier this year, but it is still hot topic for a number of debates. While defending herself, Clinton, who has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in next year’s presidential campaign, said in March this year that she wanted the State Department to make public her emails. That time, Clinton also asked the State Department to release her emails.
According to reports, the State Department is currently under huge pressure from the lawsuits of a Freedom of Information Act linked to documents related to Clinton that have not been made public.
On Monday, the State Department produced a court-requested schedule to release publically a number of emails that the wife of President Bill Clinton handed over to it in December last year. As per the department, the emails were provided by Clinton in paper form and are of more than 50,000 pages.
On Monday, John F. Hackett, the acting director of the department's Office of Information Programs and Services, stated in a court declaration, “The State Department understands the public's "considerable" interest in the records and is endeavoring to complete the review and production of them as expeditiously as possible”.
According to Hackett, the department has been reviewing the emails and the review is expected to be finished by the end of the year.