VIA| The State Department has turned over a new trove of Hillary Clinton emails to Trey Gowdy’s House Select Committee on Benghazi, despite repeated insistences that it had turned over all relevant documents.
As reported by Tim Mak at The Daily Beast, some of those emails involve Benghazi:
“Following our second review of former Secretary Clinton’s emails… the Department is producing a small number of emails relating to Benghazi.”
Asked by Mak to clarify what a “small number” meant, a spokesman replied that it was a “handful.” Other emails in the collection include potentially unrelated emails about Libya, as well as personal emails State had previously deemed unworthy of the committee’s attention.
Among the emails released thus far are revelations about what Clinton was doing the night of the Benghazi attacks, how her team coordinated with the White House to assign blame for the attacks, and the role ofClinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal in assisting Clinton on intelligence in the region.
The Clinton emails, which total over 55,000 pages and were turned over to the State Department by Clinton this spring, were originally sorted by Clinton adviser Heather Samuelson. It is not clear whether Samuelson possesses a security clearance.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to testify before the Benghazi committee on October 22.