By Christopher Brennan / New York Daily News
WASHINGTON — The State Department has released a batch of emails between Hillary Clinton and her associates sent to and from her private email account.
More than 50 emails appeared on the department’s Freedom of Information Act portal on Thursday and showed her interacting with aides such as Huma Abedin and her then chief of staff, Cheryl Mills.
They show her and Abedin used clintonemail.com addresses to set up travel plans and meetings with foreign dignitaries, as well as requests to print documents such as discussions of aid to Haiti.
Some portions, such as discussion of a call with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in July 2011 and a trip in October 2009, have been largely redacted.
The emails were released after a FOIA request from BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold. They follow the late December release of another tranche of messages that were stored on the backup program Abedin shared with her husband, disgraced New York congressman Anthony Weiner.
Clinton’s use of a private email server for official business including some classified information became a major focus of her critics during her 2016 presidential campaign. Then-FBI Director James Comey said that her actions were “extremely careless” but did not rise to the level of a crime.
Comey announced in a letter to Congress shortly before Election Day that investigators were looking into the server again after emails were found on a laptop during the sexting probe into former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was married to Abedin at the time.
President Donald Trump, who says that the investigation into his campaign’s potential collusion with Russia in election meddling is a “witch hunt,” has also berated the FBI for not pushing for a Clinton prosecution.