The State Department released another 7,000 pages of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails Friday afternoon. The majority of the emails were from 2011 and 2012 and can be found here, on the State Department's website.
A batch of the former U.S. secretary of state’s emails were released late September, and although they did not reveal anything too explosive, the hashtags #HillaryEmail and #clintonemails took off on Twitter. The messages released Friday are the latest in a series of monthly releases that is expected to continue until January in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, USA Today reported.
Ultimately, the State Department is expected to release 30,000 of Clinton's emails. Emails deemed too confidential will be redacted, however. Clinton handed over her thumb drive and private server in June after facing harsh criticism over the use of her personal server and private email account to conduct government business during her tenure as secretary of state.
"Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department. Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility," Clinton previously said in a Facebook post.
Despite the scandal, Clinton has been doing increasingly well in the polls. A Monmouth University poll of Iowa Democrats found her ahead of rival Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders by 41 percentage points and by 38 percentage points in a Loras College Survey, both released earlier this week, the New York Times reported.
“Democrats are coalescing around Hillary now, especially in Iowa, and [Sen. Marco] Rubio and others know they’ll attract Republican voters by going after a strong Hillary Clinton,” said Edward Rendell, a former Pennsylvania governor who is supporting Clinton, the New York Times reported. “I think it would take almost an arrest for Hillary not to get the nomination. Those two recent polls in Iowa are huge for her.”