New Emails, New Poll May Signal Trouble For Hillary Clinton Campaign

The biggest stack yet of emails from Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State is expected to be released Monday night, but new poll results indicate the ongoing email controversy is not Clinton's only problem in the race for 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

About 7,000 pages of emails are scheduled to be posted online by the State Department on Monday night, giving fresh momentum to questions surrounding Clinton's behavior as head of the agency. State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Monday that about 150 of the emails have been censored because of information that has been retroactively deemed classified.

Clinton conducted government business using a personal email address on a private server housed in her home, an arrangement that a federal judge has said was a violation of department policy and that Clinton's critics have suggested could open her up to felony prosecution.

Investigators have not accused Clinton of any criminal activity, but they have suggested that some emails did contain classified at the time they were sent. At the very least, the issue threatens to reinforce a feeling among many voters that Clinton is untrustworthy.

"It's hurting her, but it isn't quite a death knell, if you will," said Republican strategist Ford O'Connell. He noted that Clinton continues to lead in head-to-head match-ups with top Republican candidates in polls.

She is also set to testify under oath before the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks on October 22.

"The spectacle of her being a witness at a House committee hearing is not going to be one that's going to help her," O'Connell said, adding that it will only keep the email issue "churning" in front of voters.

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