The FBI has recovered 30 emails from Hillary Clinton’s server that may be related to the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, the State Department has revealed. Government lawyers requested a month to review the emails before releasing them.
“Using broad search terms, we have identified approximately 30 documents potentially responsive to a Benghazi-related request,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Tuesday. “At this time, we have not confirmed that the documents are, in fact, responsive, or whether they are duplicates of materials already provided to the Department by former Secretary Clinton in December 2014.”
The department’s lawyers told US District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta that some of the 30 emails were not among the 55,000 emails that the Democratic presidential nominee handed over to the investigation.
Donald Trump’s campaign could not help but seize the opportunity to question Clinton’s true intention.
“Today’s disclosure that 30 additional emails about Benghazi were discovered on Hillary Clinton’s private server raises additional questions about the more than 30,000 emails she deleted,” Trump’s senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, said in a statement. “Hillary Clinton swore before a federal court and told the American people she handed over all of her work-related emails. If Clinton did not consider emails about something as important as Benghazi to be work-related, one has to wonder what is contained in the other emails she attempted to wipe from her server.”