They won’t now complicate a Hillary Clinton presidency, but the emails from her time in the State Department will still trickle out over the next months as the administration tries to clean up the mess Mrs. Clinton left.
Though President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that he would halt any official federal investigations into Mrs. Clinton’s activities as secretary of state, groups that have driven the issue say they will continue to press the legal cases that have forced the release of tens of thousands of her emails and could still pry loose thousands more.
“Nothing has been settled,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, one of the groups that has pressed for more transparency from the Obama administration. He said the issues go much deeper than Mrs. Clinton alone.
The fight for transparency in Mrs. Clinton’s emails has broken major ground in open-records laws, with several rounds of legal battles to come.
Both sides will be in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday to argue over some emails that the State Department withheld. Judicial Watch says the emails show evidence of misconduct at the department.