Under a federal court order, the State Department on Friday posted online another release of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, with everything from mundane schedule information to concern about how the press was treating her first months on the job.
“Travel safely in Africa,” read one email from Wendy Sherman, a Clinton campaign adviser in 2008, and later a top State Department aide in the Obama Administration.
“Your trip is important since that continent will loom large into the future,” Sherman wrote.
Some aides sent along stories that were very flattering to Clinton; others were not.
There were email examples were certain information had been blacked out because it was considered confidential, like this email from top aide Cheryl Mills:
Also – look closely at the above email – the information that was considered classified was just made so in advance of this email release, not when Clinton was exchanging the information.
It wasn’t just classified information that was redacted – there were a number of redactions in other emails – in one case of what seemed to be a speech given by Clinton in September of 2009:
This latest release also included more emails from Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal, who sent her emails and news story clips about all sorts of diplomatic hot spots, like several on U.S. policies regarding Afghanistan and Pakistan.
And there were the emails where Clinton couldn’t remember why she wanted to speak with a top aide; “damn I am getting old” she remarks in this missive: