Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key email involving problems caused by her use of a private email server.
This confirmation came Thursday, and the disclosure made it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the woman we might soon have to stop calling the presumed Democrat presidential nominee.
The email was included with some messages exchanged on Nov. 13, 2010, between Clinton and one of her closest aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, according to Associated Press.
During that time period, emails sent from Clinton’s BlackBerry devices and routed through her private clintonemail.com server — which was located in the basement of her home in New York — were being blocked by the State Department’s spam filter.
The prescribed solution was for Clinton to obtain a state.gov email account. However, messages confirm that Clinton did not follow procedure.
“Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible,” Clinton responded to Abedin.
The existence of this email was not news — it had been previously reported. What was a revelation, however, was that the email — clearly work-related — had been provided to the State Department by Abedin but not by Clinton despite the requirement that she do so under federal law.
This particular email was not among the tens of thousands of emails Clinton did turn over to the State Department. This withholding could spell real trouble for Clinton.
“While this exchange was not part of the approximately 55,000 pages provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton, the exchange was included within the set of documents Ms. Abedin provided the department in response to our March 2015 request,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told Associated Press on Thursday.
Clinton’s lead legal counsel did not response to requests for an official comment on the discovery — and it’s easy to see why not.
What are they going to say? Oops?
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