On Thursday, the State Department released another batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Clinton has said on several occasions that she wants the emails available to the public in the interest of transparency. News organizations release quotes from a few of her emails, but many average Americans have asked how they can access the emails. Since the release of the emails is part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), all the emails are being posted to the State Department’s FOIA website. To access the emails that have been released so far, follow the steps below:
- Go to http://foia.state.gov/Search
- Type “F-2014-20439” in the Case Number field
- Click on the arrow next to the “Posted Date” column header and select “Sort Descending” so that the recently released documents show first
- Click the title of the document in the “Subject” field to open a PDF copy
As of this posting, the search yields 15,675 emails and documents, and this number is going to continue to grow. The State Department will release batches of Clinton’s emails at the end of each month through the end of 2015.