WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (Andrew V. Pestano) — The Department of State has determined that 305 of former State Secretary Hillary Clinton‘s emails will be reviewed to see if they contain classified information.
The State Department asserted that it will meet the schedule to publicly release the Clinton emails as it continues to review about 30,000 emails. The 305 emails, about five percent of the emails processed so far, have been flagged and will be sent to respective intelligence agencies for further review.
It has not been determined if any of the 305 emails contain classified information.
Last Tuesday, Clinton directed her staff to turn over the private server on which she stored her emails to the Department of Justice. The announcement came one day after Clinton told a federal judge she provided to the State Department all work-related emails that were on her personal email account and server she used during her tenure as state secretary from 2009 to 2013.
Clinton continues to face increased scrutiny over all of her work-related emails as she moves forward with her presidential campaign for the 2016 election.
In June, the State Department said it was given 15 emails exchanged between herself and unofficial adviser and friend Sidney Blumenthal it did not previously have, casting doubt on the completeness of Clinton’s disclosure.
The disclosure comes after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the State Department for government records regarding the employment status of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.