State Department officials are set to release the final batch of Hillary Clinton's private emails Monday, ending a months-long process that has prevented controversy over her email network from fading with time.
The agency must release more than 6,000 pages of emails Monday if it plans to adhere to a court order handed down in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Jason Leopold of Vice News.
A federal judge had asked the State Department to produce all of Clinton's emails by the end of January, but agency officials said they accidentally overlooked thousands of pages of emails that needed to be sent to outside agencies for review. They asked the court to extend the deadline to Feb. 29.
It is unclear whether the State Department will withhold any emails from the trove Monday due to the presence of classified information. Officials stirred controversy when they decided to withhold 22 emails from the batch made public Jan. 29.
A State Department spokesman said Friday the agency planned to meet the final deadline of Clinton emails due to the public Monday.
The agency has been releasing the 55,000 pages of emails in its possession at the end of every month since June, when the FOIA lawsuit in question began compelling the State Department to publish all of Clinton's emails.
The case has revealed the presence of highly classified material among the former secretary of state's records, although she maintains she did nothing wrong because none of it was marked classified at the time.