Judge to State Dept: finish Clinton email release this month

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 1:31 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered the U.S. State Department to complete its public release of the work emails of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by Feb. 29, according to a ruling filed on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras also ordered the department to release at least 550 more emails by this Saturday, as well as further releases on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26.

The department was ordered last year to have released all the emails it had from Clinton's private email server by Jan. 29, but asked the court for an extension last month, saying it had forgotten to send about 7,000 pages of emails to other departments for internal reviews.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Chris Reese)