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Clinton emails: State department seeks extension for release

The email scandal of the former secretary of state and Democratic party presidential hopeful, Senator Hillary Clinton took another dimension when the State Department asked a federal court for a one-month extension to publish the last of her emails during her time as secretary of state, citing a complex review of some messages across different agencies of the government. The report by the Inspector General has revealed that Hillary Clinton’s emails contained and exceeded top classified information, which Hillary denied.

State department to publish Clinton emails

The State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Friday the department wouldn’t be able to meet its court-mandated goal of Jan. 29. About 9,400 of 55,000 pages are left, but Toner said those remaining “contain a large amount of material that required interagency review.” The department will make public as many as possible next week, he said, but is asking for the final deadline to be pushed back until Feb. 29.

Winter storm affects Clinton’s email publicity

The US State Department while asking the judge for a one-month extension to finish publicly releasing thousands of emails sent by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, claimed that a winter storm closed government offices, which has affected the rate of work. The department said it needed until 29 February after realizing this week that it had “overlooked” emails amounting to 7,254 printed pages that it should have shared with other agencies for them to review for sensitive information. It said expected heavy snow in Washington DC had interrupted delivery of these emails to other agencies.