State Department Will Release Emails of Clinton's Top Aide Huma Abedin

Posted: Jan 12, 2016 8:55 AM

The State Department announced late Monday evening thousands of emails belonging to top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who worked for Clinton during her time as Secretary of State and who works currently as a leading presidential campaign advisor, will be turned over in the coming months thanks to a lawsuit filed by government watchdog Judicial Watch. The lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request submitted last year. 

The State Department has agreed to process for public release an archive of 29,000 pages of emails longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent or received on a private account while working as deputy chief of staff to Clinton from 2009 to 2013.

Abedin turned over the collection of emails to State last year at the agency's request following the controversy over the disclosure of Clinton's exclusive use of a private email account while secretary of state. Unlike Clinton, Abedin had an official email account, but she was among senior officials asked to provide any work-related messages in their personal accounts after State officials became concerned that the agency did not have copies of all the official records it should.

The State Department is expected to released the emails in batches over the coming months.

Meanwhile, as Guy extensively covered yesterday, the FBI is expanding its probe of Hillary Clinton into the arena of public corruption and will examine the monetary ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department. 

Editor's note: Although factually correct, a quote from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton that was previously included in this post has been taken out due to the quote pertaining to a different lawsuit filed by the group. I apologize for the error.