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State Dept. Turns Over More Than 1,600 Pages of New Docs to Benghazi Committee

The State Department finally turned over 1,600 pages of previously undisclosed documents related to Hillary Clinton and Libya, a year after they were requested and four months after Clinton testified before the the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The committee announced that it had received the records on Friday. Via the Washington Free Beacon: 

“Today the State Department turned over more than 1,600 pages of new documents related to former Secretary Clinton and Libya,” the committee said. “The State [Department] claimed in a January 8th court filing that it only recently discovered these new documents from the Office of the Secretary.”

In January, the State Department disclosed in a court filing that it had recently discovered “thousands” of new documents related to Clinton’s tenure and the Benghazi attack. The filing was in response to a lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has been seeking records from Clinton’s time at the State Department.

The records are likely to include documents from Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills and top aide Huma Abedin. The documents may be released in response to FOIA requests with redactions, but the copies received by the House Select Committee on Benghazi are not redacted.

Rep. Trey Gowdy said Thursday that his committee continues to break “an immense amount of new ground” and will interview four more Obama administration officials over the next week.