A document send to the news media after her press conference on Tuesday provided more details on how many e-mails from Hillary Clinton's e-mail account were turned over to the State Department, how many weren't, and how she and her staff made the distinction.
First, the toplines.
- Clinton's account had 62,320 e-mails sent and received between March 2009 and February 2013.
- 30,490 of those were turned over to the State Department in printed form, comprising 55,000 pages.
- More than 90 percent of those 30,000-plus e-mails, over 27,500, involved accounts ending in "state.gov," meaning that they were already in the State Department's system. About 3,000, in other words, weren't.
- Just under 300 of the e-mails related to Libya and were turned over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi last November.
- 31,380 of the e-mails were not turned over because they were deemed to be "private, personal records."
- The e-mails turned over to the State Department averaged 1.8 printed pages in length, in case you were wondering.
- One e-mail was with a foreign official, an unidentified person from the United Kingdom.
- Zero of the e-mails included classified information.
Which brings us to the second point: How was the distinction between personal and work drawn?
Clinton asked her attorneys to filter the 62,000-plus initial e-mails to determine what e-mails to include in the release to State. The lawyers did so like this:
1. Any e-mail sent to or received from an address including ".gov" was included.
2. The e-mail set was searched for the first and last name of 100 State Department employees and government officials. Any matches were reviewed.
3. All of the other e-mails were reviewed to evaluate the sender and recipient, in case of typos.
4. All of the e-mails were searched for specific terms, including "Libya" and "Benghazi."
During the news conference, Clinton said she "chose not to keep" those personal, private e-mails. So the information above appears to be as good as we will get.