State Department officials are set to publish 8,800 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails Thursday in what is expected to be the largest batch of such records released to date.
The email release will mark the eighth time the State Department has published a monthly trove of records under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that will force the agency to post all of Clinton's emails online by the end of January.
Hundreds of emails are expected to be marked fully or partially classified in Thursday's trove given the fact that all previous email releases have contained at least one classified email.
While the discovery of Clinton's private email use rocked the Democratic primary in the spring and summer, the former secretary of state has since recovered from the harsh scrutiny. Her poll numbers rebounded after she delivered a dominating performance during an October hearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, when she faced multiple questions about her email network.
Clinton must still contend with an open FBI investigation into her handling of potentially classified material. Law enforcement officials have given no indication that they plan to slow or stop the probe in the new year.
However, Clinton's campaign has successfully subdued much of the public's skepticism about the server she set up in her Chappaqua, N.Y. home to shield her official communications.
By Jan. 29, the State Department will have released roughly 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton and her legal team deemed work-related. She deleted an equal number of records she characterized as personal.
FBI officials have reportedly found a way to recover some deleted emails off the private server they apprehended in August, although authorities have remained mum on whether those records were personal or work-related.
Clinton swore under penalty of perjury in September that she turned over all work-related communications.
The State Department IT assistant she paid on the side to administer her email network continues to evade congressional questions. That official, Bryan Pagliano, has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions about his involvement in the controversial email arrangement.
UPDATE: The State Department announced Thursday morning it would not meet the court-ordered benchmark of 8,800 pages of emails and would instead publish only 5,500 pages.