WASHINGTON — The State Department asked a federal court Friday for a one-month extension to publish the last of Hillary Clinton's emails during her time as secretary of state, citing a complex review of some messages across different agencies of the government.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the department wouldn't be able to meet its court-mandated goal of Jan. 29. About 9,400 of 55,000 pages are left, but Toner said those remaining "contain a large amount of material that required interagency review."
The department will make public as many as possible next week, he said, but is asking for the final deadline to be pushed back until Feb. 29.
"State Department staff have been working extremely hard to process these emails, and we are committed to getting them out," Toner said. "The court's goal for this month's production represented the largest number of pages to date. The remaining emails are also the most complex to process."
Some of the most contentious emails haven't yet been published. They include two that an intelligence community auditor says are "top secret" and others he claims are even more sensitive.
The State Department says no emails published so far contained material with "top secret" information or any material that was marked classified at the time.