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'Disrespectful': State Department Ordered to Release Final Clinton Emails Before Super Tuesday — but Just Barely


All of the emails will be public before voting begins on Super Tuesday.

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A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday ordered the State Department to publish the final remaining emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state before voting begins on Super Tuesday.

Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered the emails released in batches on Feb. 13, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and Feb. 29.

Super Tuesday is March 1.

"The month-long delay sought by the administration was disrespectful to Americans who have voted, and who will vote, before these emails are released," said Ryan James, a lawyer representing Vice News reporter Jason Leopold, whose public information request prompted the lawsuit.

If the State Department ends up abiding by that schedule, all of Clinton's remaining emails will be public before voting begins in the Democratic Super Tuesday states and provinces of Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia.

Leopold's lawyers have accused the State Department of deliberately trying to delay the releases until after voting in the first four primary states so that voters won't know what's in them when they make a selection.

But James said today that the good news is that the emails will finally be released.

"Today's order will at least get as many emails to the public as quickly as possible, notwithstanding the State Department's mistakes," he told TheBlaze.

Feb. 11 ruling by Julian Hattem

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