Thirty-four of nearly 2,000 e-mails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server that were newly released Friday by the State Department contained information now deemed classified, a department spokesman said.
The significance of that figure, and the level of overall concern about possibly compromised classified information, is a subject of some disagreement between the State Department and the intelligence community.
Nearly all of the e-mails were redacted to some extent, some with the names of their senders or receivers blocked out, others with lines and paragraphs excised, some completely blank. All of the documents date from 2009 — the first year of the Obama administration and Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state — or early 2010.
Many contain personnel information about potential staffers in the new administration, apparently removed for reasons other than security sensitivities. The excisions themselves bear no indication of why they were redacted.