About 150 more of Hillary Clinton’s work emails have recently been designated as containing classified information, the State Department said on Monday, ahead of the public release of the latest batch of emails Clinton handed over last year.
The department does not know for sure if any information was classified at the time it was sent or received on the private email server Clinton used for work, department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
“It’s not an exact science,” Toner said in a media briefing where he described the 150 emails as being “upgraded.” “When we’ve upgraded, we’ve always said that that certainly does not speak to whether it was classified at the time it was sent.”
The latest finding brings the total number of Clinton emails considered to contain classified information to more than 200 when prior batches are included.
The U.S. government forbids transmitting classified information outside secure, government-controlled networks. Clinton, the front-runner to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for next year’s presidential election, has said her use of a private email account connected to a server in her New York home broke no regulations.
She has said she sent no information via email that was classified at the time and received none marked that way.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation now has Clinton’s server and is investigating.
Clinton gave the State Department about 55,000 pages of work emails from her four years as secretary of state in December.
Earlier this year, she asked for them to be made public, and the State Department is now releasing them in monthly batches through January.