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Hillary Clinton Says She’s Trying to Release Her State Department Emails

Clinton at a gala held by the pro-choice Emily’s List group on Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton said in a tweet Wednesday night that she would like to release the private emails she controversially used to conduct official business as secretary of state and has asked the State Department to vet them.

The State Department acknowledged that it had received, and will honor, Clinton’s request.

Slate’s Josh Voorhees wrote on Tuesday that, while Clinton does not seem to have violated any federal laws or regulations that existed at the time by using private email, her case that she was following “the spirit of the law” related to records preservation is “less than convincing” given well-known federal and executive-branch norms.