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State Department Seeks Delay of Clinton Email Release

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FILE - Hillary Clinton addresses the email controversy at a news conference In New York, March 10, 2015.

The U.S. State Department has asked a federal court to grant it a one-month extension to complete its final release of all of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s work-related emails.

Spokesman Mark Toner said Friday that the department would not be able to meet its January 29 deadline. About 9,400 of 55,000 pages are left and they contain "a large amount of material that required interagency review,'' he said.

The department will make public as many as possible next week, he said, but is asking for the final deadline to be pushed back to February 29.

Clinton sent and received email on a private server in her home between 2009 and 2013, but this unusual arrangement did not become public until early 2015 as she was preparing to run for president.

The intelligence community has said that at least two of Clinton’s emails contained information that was classified as “top secret.”

Clinton has said the decision to use a private server was made out of convenience and that none of the messages were marked classified when she sent them.