WASHINGTON, D.C. — The State Department, which is reviewing Hillary Clinton’s emails from her tenure as secretary of state, has flagged 305 emails for further review to determine if they contain classified information.
In a court document filed Monday, the State Department said it would be able to meet a schedule for publicly releasing the Clinton emails, since just 305 — or about 5 percent of the emails reviewed so far — need further examination.
The agency is in the process of reviewing 30,000 emails for public release in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The flagged emails will be sent to the intelligence agencies from which the information in question originated for further review.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter on Friday to David Kendall, Clinton’s private attorney, asking about his security clearance and his handling of Clinton’s emails. Kendall was previously in possession of a thumb drive that held Clinton’s emails.
Following the revelation that at least four of Clinton’s emails should have been marked as classified, Grassley wrote, “it appears the FBI has determined that your clearance is not sufficient to allow you to maintain custody of the emails.”
Grassley asked Kendall to respond to a series of questions, such as, “Which government entity granted you and your associates a security clearance to be a custodian of Secretary Clinton’s emails?”