US judge orders release of Hillary Clinton’s emails

A US federal judge has ruled that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time at the State Department must be made public on a rolling basis instead of waiting for a mass release in January 2016.

US District Judge Rudolph Contreras rejected on Tuesday the State Department’s proposal to wait until January to release over 50,000 emails written by Clinton from 2009 to 2013.

Judge Contreras also ordered that the State Department propose a deadline for producing Clinton’s 300 emails relating to the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The judge, an appointee of President Barack Obama, gave the State Department until May 26 to come up with a plan.

Clinton, who announced her bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination last month, is facing scrutiny for using her own private email server to conduct government business during her tenure as Secretary of State.

 

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