Judge Orders State Dept. to Release Hillary Clinton Emails Every 30 Days

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Associated Press

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered the State Department to release some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails every 30 days, starting in June.

The complete emails will be released by January 29, 2016. The schedule is as follows: 7 percent of the emails will be released by June 30, 2015, another 8 percent in July, 10 percent more in August, 12 percent in September, 14 percent in October, 15 percent in November, 16 percent in December, and 18 percent in January of 2016.

The State Department had asked for the emails to be released every 60 days; attorneys for Vice News reporter Jason Leopold, who brought the suit prompting the release, had asked for the emails to be released every two weeks.

Last year, Vice News used the Freedom of Information Act to ask for Clinton’s emails and other records; the lawsuit was filed after there was no forthcoming response.

Last December, Clinton turned in the 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department. She admitted she had erased a similar number of emails that she and her attorneys considered personal or private.

Last Friday, roughly 850 pages of Clinton emails revolving around the terrorist attack in Benghazi were made public.

Clinton’s use of her private email for State Department business violated the department’s own internal guidelines from 2005 that require “normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized” computer system.