The State Department released some 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email correspondence Tuesday, but the documents hardly provide her critics the revealing look inside her tenure that they were seeking.
The emails, the first batch from a pool of more than 50,000 pages turned over by the candidate from her private email server, suggest Clinton mostly avoided email. Her use of it tended to involve mundane scheduling matters and keeping close track of what the media were saying about her.
The latest messages go beyond the initial 850 pages of emails released in May that were tied to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, the subject of a continuing Republican-led congressional inquiry. All of the emails released Tuesday were written in 2009, the year Clinton began serving as secretary of State.
Instead of revealing details about policymaking, political strategy and the like, there were lots of ho-hum exchanges between Clinton and her staff. “Did you see the photo in the NYPost of Bill and me from yesterday?” she wrote advisor Huma Abedin that August. “It was after lunch but I didn’t see anybody w a camera so obviously a long lens from afar.” Read more at the Los Angeles Times.