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State Dept. Deems 22 Hillary Emails Top Secret, Won’t Release

The State Department is supposed to be releasing more Hillary Clinton emails today, but apparently there are more problems in the air.

According to the Associated Press, not only have almost two dozen Clinton emails been deemed top secret (and thus won’t be released), but State is reportedly looking into whether any Clinton emails were classified when they were sent:

Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest had this to say about the investigations into Clinton’s emails and concerns about delays:

Earlier today, Mediaite founder Dan Abrams wrote about how based on everything we know today, Clinton “likely did violate government procedures and rules, but not the law.”

After this news broke, he followed up:

UPDATE –– 3:12 pm EST: The AP report has more details here:

The 37 pages include messages recently described by a key intelligence official as concerning so-called “special access programs” — a highly restricted subset of classified material that could point to confidential sources or clandestine programs like drone strikes or government eavesdropping…

“The documents are being upgraded at the request of the intelligence community because they contain a category of top secret information,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told the AP, describing the decision to withhold documents in full as “not unusual.” That means they won’t be published online with the rest of the documents, even with blacked-out boxes.

A Clinton spokesman responded thusly:

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