- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A federal judge rejected the State Department’s plan to delay posting former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails, instead issuing an order Tuesday insisting the Obama administration release the thousands of messages on a rolling basis — with the emails related to the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack given priority.

Late Monday, the department had said it wouldn’t be done until Jan. 15, 2016, because of all the steps officials said were needed to process the 55,000 pages, clear then with other agencies and have lawyers go over them to see what can be released.

But Judge Rudolph Contreras, in his order Tuesday, insisted the department begin a “rolling production” — and that it report back to the court every two months on how it’s doing.

The judge also demanded “a proposed deadline for production of the Secretary Clinton emails relating to Benghazi.”

• Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

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