by Byron Tau
WASHINGTON—The State Department released Monday night the largest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails to date—some 7,000 pages—including about 150 that had been redacted for containing information the department said is now classified.
The classified material appears in redacted form, occasionally in emails discussing State Department operations and personnel. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that all the emails weren’t classified when sent but have since been retroactively made classified.
The latest trove of emails show the continuing influence of her friend and confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Blumenthal and Clinton exchanged emails about the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that helped reshape the campaign-finance landscape, with Clinton calling it “unbelievable.”