State Department releases new batch of Hillary Clinton emails

The State Department has released a new batch of Clinton emails, 1,280 pages of them.

Washington (CNN)The State Department released its latest batch of emails from the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server Thursday, with just five days until the election.

The 1,280 pages of emails that were produced under court order include mostly administrative correspondence and duplicates of previously released material. But the batch also includes new correspondence from Clinton’s 2010 clean-up tour amid the stunning WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables.

A series of largely redacted emails from 2010 include Clinton’s discussions of how she will approach world leaders, as well as how hard she should go after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The newest emails from Clinton were released by the State Department while Assange continued his extended bombardment of the Clinton campaign with regular releases from campaign chairman John Podesta’s hacked emails.

In a Dec. 2, 2010, top aide Huma Abedin wrote to Clinton that an ally had suggested Clinton say, “We view this not as a ‘clever game’ of wiki leaks but rather as a ‘criminal act’ against the United States of America. He might think this is a clever game today but when he is prosecuted and if convicted he will move from being a clever cyber thief to a convicted criminal — and will find out that’s a whole different kind of game.”

Assange has been in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for four years, and has blamed Clinton in part for his seeking asylum. Democrats have accused Assange and the Donald Trump campaign of coordinating the release of the Podesta emails with Russia, but Assange told Russia Today that the Russian government was not the source of the emails. 

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