Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to give the State Department important work-related emails.
The Associated Press reports that there was an exchange between Clinton and longtime aide Huma Abedin that took place on November 13, 2010, in which it was revealed that Clinton’s emails from her private server couldn’t enter the State Department’s inbox due to the spam filter.
In the exchange, Clinton writes to Abedin, “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.” But she continued to use her private email server throughout her tenure as the Secretary of State.
This exchange was not among the emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department, but Abedin did include a copy of it when she had to turn over work-related emails to the State Department.
“Secretary Clinton had some emails with Huma that Huma did not have, and Huma had some emails with Secretary Clinton that Secretary Clinton did not have,” Brian Fallon, Clinton’s campaign spokesman, told the AP.
This is a troubling development for a couple of reasons. Clinton said under oath that she gave the State Department all of her work-related emails, and this story proves that Clinton lied on this front.
But there’s also a second AP story that reveals that the State Department had to briefly disable their security software in order for Clinton’s emails to go through, exposing the State Department to potential cybersecurity threats.
The report comes after Clinton’s IT expert Bryan Pagliano repeatedly pled the Fifth Amendment in a deposition that took place this week, and adds to the fact that Clinton omitted numerous meetings with donors for the Clinton Foundation on her calendar as Secretary of State, likely because it was evidence that she had her position as Secretary of State up for sale.
Even though it’s unlikely she’s going to be indicted, each day that goes by further highlights just how corrupt Clinton was in the State Department.