Clinton Email: “I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State.”
The State Department has come up with another 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, after being forced to hand them over under court order to the conservative legal advocacy group, Judicial Watch.
Included in the newly surfaced emails handed over Monday are 34 emails which Clinton exchanged with her deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, through her private account.
In one email dated March 22, 2009, Clinton questions how her official records are being maintained:
“I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State,” Clinton wrote to Abedin and a second aide. “Who manages both my personal and official files? … I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want.”
Associated Press reports that Clinton never used her government account, choosing instead to rely on her private server for the duration of her term in office, which ended in 2013. It took over 30 lawsuits before she turned over the emails, but tens of thousands of messages that she claimed were personal were withheld.
When the FBI finally obtained the hard drive from her email server, it had been wiped clean.