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Inside Hillary Clinton’s latest e-mail dump

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary Rodham Clinton

The latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails were posted on the State Department’s website late last night. This tranche included about 4,300 e-mails – and 125 of them contained information that the intelligence community redacted as classified.

The increasing pile of “upgraded” e-mails will continue to haunt Clinton’s campaign. Clinton has said that she didn’t send or receive e-mails that were marked classified via her unusual private server. The Justice Department is investigating how classified information was handled and Clinton is set to appear in October before a House panel that will grill her on the topic. Fresh batches of e-mails are being released at the end of every month until January per a court order.

Like in previous e-mail releases, there was little obvious news aside from the redactions. However, the messages do provide a window into Clinton’s private moments – and reveal a sense of her beyond the disciplined, on-message public face she typically shows.

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Here are some of our favorite e-mails:

Help desk confusion

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The State Department’s Help Desk tried to figure out what the heck was going on with Clinton’s e-mail address.

Exchanging e-mail addresses

Clinton paid close attention to which e-mail address her staff used too. Here, she instructed staffer Cheryl Mills to provide another aide’s “state e-mail” to a person seeking a “more direct and personal” way of communicating with Clinton.

‘Delete after reading’

This message – sure to be replayed in GOP-funded attack ads if Clinton is the nominee – features the secretary of state asking that an e-mail she sent be deleted.

‘Go get ‘em!’

E-mails include some good news for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley – who is lagging far behind Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination. Clinton went out of her way to compliment him.

‘Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas’

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Like previous releases, this batch of e-mails included a gush of political news from Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal. They oddly included a 7-page document written by David Brock entitled “Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas.”

‘Effort for Liberal Balance to G.O.P. Groups Begins’

In another, Blumenthal sends Clinton a news story about the launch of American Bridge, an opposition research group aimed at helping Democrats. Clinton responded: “That’s a good launch story. Congrats to all.”

Coffee? No, tea

Clinton revealed more about her choices in beverages. In an interview this year she was a little wishy-washy on whether her takes her coffee black or with milk. Perhaps that’s because she’s a tea drinker. And wants skim milk.