The State Department released its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State on Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
The roughly 300 emails, about 850 pages, are part of the 30,000 that she turned over to State from her private email server, which she used almost exclusively to conduct both private and public business during her time at State. They reveal a range of correspondence from Clinton, everything from policy briefs to scheduling requests to friendly exchanges with staff.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the new emails “do not change in any way anyone’s understanding” of what happened in Benghazi, and the State Department reiterated the same in a tweet.
“The emails we release today do not change the essential facts or our understanding of the events before, during, or after the attacks,” the department tweeted.
Clinton herself commented on the release at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Friday, telling reporters she was happy they were out but was waiting for more.
“It’s beginning. I just would like to see it expedited, so we could get more of them out more quickly,” she said.