The majority of Hillary Clinton’s deleted work-related emails will not be released to the public until after the November election.
That determination was made during a hearing in federal court on Friday in a case involving watchdog Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the State Department for all of Clinton’s emails.
During the hearing, State Department lawyers told U.S. District Court judge James Boasberg that the FBI turned over 15,171 emails it recovered during its investigation into Clinton’s email practices, The Washington Times reports.
Sixty percent of those emails were determined to be personal, leaving some 5,600 potentially work-related emails. Government lawyers also said that around half of those emails are duplicates, suggesting that 2,800 of the emails are work-related records that Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department.
The former secretary of state gave the agency roughly 55,000 pages of her emails in Dec. 2014. Though she claimed that those records constituted all of her work product, it has been revealed in drip-drip-drip fashion over the past several months that Clinton or her team of handlers deleted some of her work records.
In July, FBI director James Comey said that investigators recovered “several thousand” work-related Clinton emails that she did not give the State Department.
According to The Times, Boasberg ordered the State Department to process 350 pages of emails by Oct. 7 and 350 more on Oct. 21 and Nov. 4. After that, according to The Wall Street Journal, the State Department will process and release around 500 pages of Clinton emails per month.
Government lawyers also said Friday that Clinton’s emails average 1.8 pages per record. That means that the State Department will be releasing as many as 10,000 pages of Clinton documents in all but that with just 1,050 pages scheduled for release before the election, around 90 percent of the forthcoming emails will be released after the next president has been determined.
There is no guarantee that the emails released over the next few weeks will be records that Clinton deleted because they could be duplicates of emails that have already been released.
“The State Department is being obstructionist,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said after the hearing, according to The Times.