On March 2, 2016, The Black Vault launched a new database, which archives the approximate 30,000 emails, totaling more than 55,000 pages, that were turned over to the State Department by Hillary Clinton. The emails were from Clinton’s “private server” that has been a large topic of debate during the 2015/2016 election season.
After February of 2016, it was believe the State Department was done releasing emails. However, there have been a few subsequent (and quiet) releases. As of October 30, 2016, the below website is 100% up to date with the entire collection of Clinton’s emails that have been released, all broken down by release date AND searchable with it’s own search engine dedicated for this site. If you know of any releases that are not reflected here, please CONTACT ME.
A controversy arose in March 2015, when it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton exclusively used her family’s private email server for her official email communications while she was the United States Secretary of State, rather than using official State Department email accounts maintained on federal government servers.
There is debate as to the propriety of various aspects of Secretary Clinton’s arrangement. Some experts, officials, and members of Congress contended that her use of private messaging system software, and a private server, and the deletion of nearly 32,000 emails that she deemed private, violated State Department protocols and procedures, and federal laws and regulations governing recordkeeping requirements. In response, Clinton has said that her use of personal email was in compliance with State Department laws and regulations, and that former secretaries of state had also maintained personal email accounts.
Nearly 2,100 emails on the server have been retroactively marked as classified by the State Department, though they were not marked as classified at the time they were sent. This includes 65 emails deemed secret and 22 deemed “Top Secret”. Government policy, reiterated in the non-disclosure agreement signed by Clinton as part of gaining her security clearance, is that sensitive information should be considered and handled as classified even if not marked as such. After allegations were raised that some of the emails in question fell into this so-called “born classified” category, a probe was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding how classified information was handled on the Clinton server.The controversy occurred against the backdrop of Clinton’s 2016 presidential election campaign and hearings held by the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi.