Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton.
Some or all of the emails may be duplicates of emails previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton, government lawyers said. After being ordered to turn over the content of that private server to the committee investigating Benghazi, Clinton's lawyers hastily deleted almost 15,000 emails and claimed they were not connected to official government business.
On Mar. 10, 2015, Clinton stated that, when asked for copies of the emails sent on her private server, she "responded right away and provided all. emails that could possibly be work-related". If Clinton did not consider emails about something as important as Benghazi to be work-related, one has to wonder what is contained in the other emails she attempted to wipe from her server'.
Also to be released is Hillary Clinton's 302, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent notes from Clinton's voluntary interview at Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters, CNN reported on Tuesday.
'At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails - emails about planning Chelsea's wedding or my mother's funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines, family vacations, the other things you typically find in inboxes'.
Mehta spoke after Ramona Cotca, an attorney for the conservative group Judicial Watch, asked to negotiate the timing of potential releases, saying she hoped it would not take long for a review.
Mehta asked Justice and State department attorneys to speed their review and come back by September 6 with an answer on how many duplicates are in the batch and how many records may need added review.
The Associated Press reports that the existence of the emails was confirmed by the State Department on Tuesday in a federal court hearing.
During Clinton's trip to Russian Federation in October 2009, Abedin emailed others at the State Department to let them know the Secretary and her staff would not be carrying their Blackberries, which were patched into the now-infamous ClintonEmail.com homebrew server.
It remains unclear how numerous recovered emails will be deemed part of the agency's record by the State Department, clearing the way for their release, and how long that review process will take.
Though he described Clinton's actions as "extremely careless", FBI Director James Comey said his agents found no evidence that anyone meant to break the law and said "no reasonable prosecutor" would have brought a criminal case.
The 14,900 documents were found during the course of the FBI's investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee's use of a personal email server during her time at State.