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Report: Hillary Clinton Only Used Personal Email While Secretary of State

The New York Times is reporting that during her time as Secretary of State, presumable 2016 presidential contender and tween idol Hillary Clinton used her personal email exclusively, potentially violating government laws. If that’s true, Clinton spent four years without the “.gov” email address she should have had as Head of State Department—an email address that would archive all of her communications. Her personal email address has no such archival guarantees

How bad is it? Well, it’s drawing some pretty public condemnation from both sides of the aisle. “It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario—short of nuclear winter—where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,” said the National Archives’ former Director of Litigation, Jason R. Baron.

A Clinton spokesperson said Clinton followed the “letter and spirit of the rules” …

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