State Dept. plans release of Clinton emails by next January

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Posted: May 19, 2015 1:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January.

The department made the proposal in a federal court filing Monday night, in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Vice News.

In the filing, a State Department official said the department plans to post the releasable portions of the 55,000 pages on its website. He said the review will take until the end of the year — and asked that court to adopt a completion date of Jan. 15, 2016.

Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, has said she wants the department to release the emails as soon as possible. The disclosure that she conducted State Department business on a private email account has been a controversy for the campaign.