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NY Times publishes leaked Clinton emails

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 01:19

The New York Times has published a selection of leaked emails, showing Hillary Clinton's private correspondence related to the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A selection of Hillary Clinton's emails, leaked to the The New York Times, captures State Department concerns over the 2012 Benghazi attacks. In one email an unnamed source says the interm President of Libya is fearful that his "enemies are working to take advantage of his suspected links to the CIA..." Another email - dated a year and a half before the attacks -- was written during the debate over whether U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens should leave Benghazi during the uprising against the Gaddafi regime. According to the New York Times it reads: "The envoy's delegation is currently doing a phased checkout (paying the hotel bills, moving some comms to the boat, etc.) Stevens was later killed during an attack on the US compound. Now under increased pressure, the State Department is expected to release the first batch of emails from Clinton's private email address in the coming days. Something Clinton herself says she supports. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "I want those emails out. Nobody has a bigger interest in getting them released than I do." Clinton maintains she used her personal email account for convenience because she did not want to carry two email devices...prompting concerns among critics about the presidential candidate's transparency.

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NY Times publishes leaked Clinton emails

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 01:19