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The team of intelligence community reviewers looking at emails from Hillary Clinton's private server have identified 305 documents that have been referred to their agencies for further consultation.
The figure, from State Department lawyers, comes in a court filing today intended to keep a federal judge posted on efforts to comply with a court schedule for releasing the emails in response to a FOIA lawsuit. Clinton is a former secretary of state under the Obama administration and a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.
"Out of a sample of approximately 20% of the Clinton emails, the (intelligence community) reviewers have only recommended 305 documents — approximately 5.1% — for referral to their agencies for consultation," the State Department court filing says.
After the intelligence community raised concerns that a classified document was included in an earlier release of a portion of the Clinton emails, a team of reviewers from five difference intelligence agencies joined the review team at the State Department on July 15.
"They are conducting a relatively simple screening process to determine whether there are (intelligence community) equities in the emails," the Statement Department lawyers say.
As of last Friday, August 14, the intelligence agency reviewers have conducted preliminary screening on "more than 23% of all the Clinton emails," the government lawyers say.
It has yet to be determined whether any of the 305 emails flagged so far actually contain classified information.