Latest tranche of 551 E-mails contains 84 that are classified either "Confidential" or "Secret" --- With about 4000 more E-mails, which need to be reviewed and released by the State Department on/or before February 29th
NY Times says: ".... The fact that emails sent on Mrs. Clinton’s unclassified server must now be reviewed on the department’s classified network — with hundreds being released only with redactions — could be viewed as an indication that at least some of the information in the roughly 33,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers should never have been sent on an unclassified network...."
CNN says: Don't forget, the Obama Administration [U.S. State Department] is also conducting an internal investigation and review to determine how many of Hillary Clinton's E-mails were "Classified" at the time they were put on HRC's private non-secure server
Critics and commentators have maintained that much of what is now deemed "Classified" [some Confidential"; others "Secret"; and still others "Top Secret"] always had that/those status(es) even if they were not previously so marked in the format that had been put into Hillary Clinton's private E-mails system or as preserved on HRC's un-secured private server.
According to today's NY Times article by Steven Lee Myers, "The State Department released 551 more emails from the personal server of Hillary Clinton on Saturday, including 84 with some or all of the messages blocked out because they contained information that has now been deemed classified. Three of those are classified 'secret.'..." (See "More Hillary Clinton Emails Released, Including 3 Now ‘Secret’" by Steven Lee Myers, 2/13/16, NY Times/ Politics [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/us/politics/more-hillary-clinton-emails-released-including-3-now-secret.html?_r=0]).
NY TIMES REPORT --- SAYS WHAT HAS ALREADY COME OUT COULD INDICATE THE 33,000 E-MAILS TURNED OVER SO FAR "SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN SENT ON AN UNCLASSIFIED NETWORK"
The Times article goes on to say this: ".... Each of the secret emails included Mrs. Clinton’s comments atop forwarded chains of messages discussing tensions on the Sinai Peninsula; a visit by John Kerry to Pakistan in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death; and sensitive, back-channel talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.... The State Department has now classified as secret 21 emails from among 33,000 that were sent through the private server Mrs. Clinton used while she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.... An additional 22 emails — mostly referring to the Central Intelligence Agency’s drone strikes, officials have said — have been deemed to be 'top secret.' Those are considered too sensitive to release to the public even with portions blocked out...."
Timesman Myers made special note of the following: ".... The fact that emails sent on Mrs. Clinton’s unclassified server must now be reviewed on the department’s classified network — with hundreds being released only with redactions — could be viewed as an indication that at least some of the information in the roughly 33,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers should never have been sent on an unclassified network.... In a letter to one of the State Department’s lawyers regarding another request for emails under the Freedom of Information Act, Mr. Baker of the F.B.I. wrote that the bureau had 'acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server,' but he declined to detail the nature of that work.... The bureau, he wrote, has not 'publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope or potential target of any such proceedings.'... The next batch of emails will be released on Friday, followed by releases on Feb. 26 and 29.”
In its report on the same release of Hillary Clinton E-mails, CNN reporter Laura Koran noted that ".... [T]he State Department has retroactively classified information in 1,688 [Hillary Clinton]emails since March as it has reviewed them for release, including 84 emails in this most recent batch -- 81 of which have been to the lowest "confidential" level, and three to the next-highest "secret" level.... Last month, the State Department upgraded 22 emails to "top secret," the highest level of sensitivity, withholding those documents altogether...." ( See "Highlights of the latest Clinton emails" by Laura Koran, 2/13/16, CNN/Politics [http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/13/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-syria-state-department/index.html]).
CNN REPORT --- MENTIONS STATE DEPARTMENT'S INTERNAL REVIEW OF WHETHER INFORMATION ON HRC'S SERVER WAS "CLASSIFIED" AT THE TIME IT WAS PUT INTO HER SYSTEM
The CNN report also highlighted this important fact: ".... The State Department also announced last month that it had opened an internal review into whether the information in the emails was classified at the time they were sent, but few details are known about the parameters of that review, and officials have thus far refused to comment on its timeframe or scope...."