May 25, 2016

BOMBSHELL: New State Department Report Contradicts Numerous Clinton Email Claims

The drip, drip, drip surrounding Secretary Hillary Clinton’s private email server turned into a flood today when the State Department’s Inspector General’s office released a damning new report on Clinton’s illicit use of a private email server.

After Secretary Clinton repeatedly claimed that her private email use was “fully above board,” the State Department’s internal watchdog concluded that she “did not comply with the agency’s policies on records”:

“Therefore, Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary,” the report states. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”

The report further noted that “Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the review.” The revelation stands in stark contrast to Clinton’s claim to have “encouraged her aides, current and former” to cooperate with the ongoing investigations into her private email use.

The report also reveals a chilling email exchange between Secretary Clinton and her Deputy Chief of Staff Human Abedin. In the exchange, Abedin suggests that Clinton set up a State Department email address or distribute her private email widely. Clinton turned her down:

The Deputy Chief of Staff emailed the Secretary that “we should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam”’ In response, the Secretary wrote, “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”

While Secretary Clinton told the press and voters she opted for an insecure private server out of convenience, it seems she was very concerned with her emails becoming public.