"The emails confirm what we said at the time, which is that the White House had no involvement in the decision made regarding Ms. Sherrod's employment, her firing, but were made aware of the decision that had been made by the Department of Agriculture," Carney said.
Many of the newly released emails are blacked out, citing laws that allow the government to withhold information that shows the "deliberative process." Others concerning Sherrod's personnel records also are blacked out. The Agriculture Department released an earlier batch of emails in October 2010.
Sherrod has a defamation lawsuit pending in federal court against Breitbart, who died unexpectedly last week. She also sued one of Breitbart's colleagues and an unidentified defendant who she says gave Breitbart the video. Breitbart was trying to get the suit dismissed when he died.
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