The State Department has released another batch of Hillary Clinton emails to demonstrate the types of mundane traffic she receives on a daily basis:
Among the thousands of messages — many of which appear to be missives on day-to-day tasks — is a 2010 note to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, asking him not to publish 250,000 classified documents. The publication of the documents would risk “the lives of countless innocent individuals,” “ongoing military operations,” and “ongoing cooperation between countries.”
“Despite your stated desire to protect those lives, you have done the opposite and endangered the lives of countless individuals,” wrote State Department legal adviser Harold Koh. “You have undermined your stated objective by disseminating this material widely, without redaction and without regard to the security to the security and sanctity of the lives your actions endanger.”
The last email addressing Wikileaks is mostly redacted, save for a note at the top that wishes Clinton and her family, former president Bill and daughter Chelsea, a “Merry Christmas.”
Other messages, mostly from 2009 and 2010, include Clinton’s reactions to major political events during those years:
“Needless to say, I’m so distressed over all of this,” she wrote on Election Day 2010, when the GOP wave resulted in Democrats losing the House.
According to the State Department, approximately 125 of the emails in this batch were classified after-the-fact, not prior to Clinton having received them. In either case, it would have been prudent for her to take the necessary steps to clean the email server of these emails rather than keep classified information on an unclassified network.