- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The FBI said Tuesday it will turn over to the State Department thousands of work-related secret emails it recovered from Hillary Clinton’s email server, which the former secretary failed to turn into the government when she left office.

In a letter, FBI General Counsel James A. Baker said now that they’ve closed their investigation, the emails will be shipped back to the State Department to be handled according to federal law. That means they could also be released under the Freedom of Information Act.

The State Department will be under pressure to quickly process those messages, with Mrs. Clinton about to claim Democrats’ presidential nomination later this month, and voters going to the polls in November to decide whether to install her back in the White House.

Some 30,000 messages from Mrs. Clinton’s secret server were already released between May 2015 and February 2016, as the department processed the emails Mrs. Clinton printed and turned back over in 2014 — nearly two years after she left office.

But the FBI said it found thousands of other messages Mrs. Clinton failed to turn over, but which involved government business.

Last week, prodded by a federal court case, the State Department asked the FBI to turn over whatever documents it came across. The FBI responded Tuesday.

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