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New Clinton E-Mails to Be Reviewed for Link to Benghazi Attack

  • Conservative group seeks State Department records in lawsuit
  • U.S. judge shortens government time-frame to review papers
Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A federal judge gave the U.S. State Department one week to tell him how many of 30 newly discovered e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server relate to the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and how soon they can be made public.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta issued that order Tuesday at a Washington federal court hearing in a 2015 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch Inc. The group had demanded State Department records related to the incident, in which four Americans were killed including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. The e-mails were recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.