The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails Monday, the biggest release of emails to date. The emails were, as they have been in past releases, heavily redacted.
The 7,000 emails included about 150 that have been censored because they contain information now deemed classified.
Department officials said the redacted information was classified in preparation for the public release of the emails and not identified as classified at the time Clinton sent or received the messages. All the censored material in the latest group of emails is classified at the “confidential” level, not at higher “top secret” or compartmentalized levels, they said.
“It’s somewhere around 150 that have been subsequently upgraded” in classification, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.