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    State Department: Top-secret Information in Some Clinton Emails

    FILE - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jan. 5, 2016.
    FILE - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jan. 5, 2016.
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    The U.S. State Department said Friday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained several email chains with top-secret information and that those emails would be withheld from public release.

    Spokesman John Kirby said the material includes seven email chains totaling 37 pages. He said those and other emails from Clinton's archive would not be released.

    Kirby said the documents were not marked classified at the time they were sent, but were being upgraded now at the request of the intelligence community.

    The development came three days before the Iowa caucuses, the first event in which members of the public will cast ballots to determine their parties' next presidential nominees. Clinton has been the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination but is facing an increasingly close race in Iowa.

    The Clinton campaign demanded Friday that the emails be released in full. A campaign statement said the development was an example of "bureaucratic infighting" and "overclassification run amok."

    Clinton has been at the center of a controversy since it was discovered that she used her private email account for official business while serving as secretary of state.

    Clinton has asked the State Department to release her emails in order to defuse the controversy, but it is taking officials months to sort through all the material to ensure there is no classified information in them.

    State Department officials have said that using a private email account was not prohibited and that Clinton never shared classified information over the account. But critics have said it may have been a way for her to hide her communications.

    Clinton initially said the private server was a matter of convenience, but later termed it a mistake.

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    by: Anonymous
    January 30, 2016 12:04 AM
    Absolute nonsense. The last bastion of the despicable and malignant GOP campaign to discredit the former Sec of State.
    Isn't it amazing they persist with this ridiculous absurdity about a private server and her emails? All it proves is that the GOP has nothing of any value to offer. They cannot beat her in popularity, so the have to discredit her by any other means available. They forget that Mrs. Clinton is an incredibly intelligent woman, far too intelligent for the likes of the self-serving GOP hypocrites. They know when she wins the election, they'll be out of power for the next eight years. They hate her not because she is a democrat with the smarts they wish they possessed, they hate her because she is a WOMAN.

    Women are not very popular with the GOP agenda. They want all women barefoot and pregnant, slaving in domestic servitude where they belong. I'm quite stoked about a woman being President of the United States. You can already imagine the looks on the GOP faces when it comes to pass and they realize the rest of the country has absolutely no faith, confidence or love for the worthless and archaic crap the GOP represents. Better get use to the sound of President Clinton # 2.

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