More than five percent of Hillary Clinton’s latest batch of emails, obtained via her private server during her time as secretary of state, contains classified material. That’s twice the rate of the previous releases. The discrepancy raises “tricky questions about whether the department is finding more secrets or being more thorough in screening the messages.” The Washington Times,
All told, there are at least 400 messages that contain information the government now deems classified, out of nearly 12,000 emails released so far.
But 214 of those messages came in the latest batch of 3,869 messages, for a classification rate of 5.5 percent.
None of the messages were marked classified at the time they were sent — usually in 2010 or 2011, for the latest batch — but the government has gone back and determined they contain information that shouldn’t be out in public.