Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has certified she turned over all of her emails on a private server to the State Department, as ordered by a federal judge, according to the State Department.
"She certified that all clintonemail.com emails in her custody that were potentially federal records have been given to the State Department," spokesman Alec Gerlach told CBS News Monday.
Earlier this month, a judge ordered the State Department to ask Clinton, who is also running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, to confirm she has turned over all work-related emails that were kept on her private email server. He also ordered the State Department to ask her aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to turn over their work emails as well.
Sullivan did not directly order Clinton or her associates to make the certifications because they are not named as defendants in the suit.
The emails are being sought by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that brought a suit against the State Department in 2013. The group had filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for records relating to Abedin's employment at the State Department as Clinton's chief of staff.
The State Department told Judicial Watch last year that all records had already been handed over. But the organization later moved to reopen the case after it was revealed that Clinton, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, used a private email account and separate server located in her New York home for government business.
The State Department is also working to turn over Clinton's emails in response to a request from the Associated Press for information about her time as Secretary of State. The district judge in that case, Richard Leon, chastised the State Department for acting too slowly.
Mills' lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, told the State Department in a letter that she was reviewing the emails and would give them to the State Department on August 10. She also said her law firm would retain the documents, and she instructed Mills to delete her copies. The court, however, ordered Mills, as well as Clinton and Abedin, not to delete any of the documents in their possession.
Abedin's lawyers, Karen Dunn and Miguel Rodriguez, say that Abedin is making "considerable efforts" to produce documents. But they said the State Department's request to Abedin for documents was delayed three times - once because their letter was returned undelivered and two other times because they used old email addresses when they attempted to reach Abedin.
They expect to deliver Abedin's documents to the State Department by August 28.