Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop in Baton Rouge, La.,
Jonathan Bachman—AP
September 30, 2015 6:10 PM EDT

The State Department released its latest trove of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server in response to Freedom of Information requests Wednesday.

The emails reveal the personal side of the now-Democratic presidential front-runner, as well as provide a window into her inner circle’s thinking about policy.

Here are six illustrative messages:

A White House operator believed Hillary Clinton was an imposter

Clinton tried to find the NPR station on the east end of Long Island.

Clinton aides celebrated her record approval ratings, praising their strategy of openness with the press—which has since subsided.

Clinton praised the launch of the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge, which is now working to elect her president.

Clinton objected to the State Department dropping “mother and father”

Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal presented her with suggested talking points to emphasize a “successful strategy” in ousting Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

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