The press secretary for Hillary Clinton said late Monday that the campaign believes many of the 2,100 emails that were retroactively classified may be released to the public.
Spokesman Brian Fallon told the Alan Colmes radio show the former secretary of state's team disagrees with the decision by lawyers to hold back a portion of those emails, which were not necessarily classified at the time of being sent or received.
"We believe a lot of those emails, some of those 2,100 of them, could actually be released to the public for them to see the underlying subject matter," Fallon said.
The Clinton aide called the standard for deciding which emails to hold back from the public "too low" and urged the federal officials to consider how other similar instances have been handled.
Fallon referred to former Secretary of State Colin Powell's situation. Although Powell did not have a personal email server in his house like Clinton, his using a personal email account in addition to his government account would make Clinton's physical server irrelevant, Fallon argued.
"From the standpoint from what the government lawyers would look at, if they're deciding whether sensitive materials were mishandled, the fact that she had a personal server is actually immaterial," argued Fallon.