“Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”
Several chapters back in the Hillary EmailGate Saga, we learned that she deleted half of her emails because they were “personal” in nature. How the woman was able to do her job when every other email was personal and not work-related is an entirely different matter, but explains a fair amount.
Yesterday, Mary blogged about security features disabled by the State Department so that Hillary could receive emails to her personal email account.
Now, it looks like Hilary failed to turn over a key work-related email.
From Fox News:
Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
The email was included within messages exchanged Nov. 13, 2010, between Clinton and one of her closest aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin. At the time, emails sent from Clinton’s BlackBerry device and routed through her private clintonemail.com server in the basement of her New York home were being blocked by the State Department’s spam filter. A suggested remedy was for Clinton to obtain a state.gov email account.
“Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible,” Clinton responded to Abedin.
Clinton never used a government account that was set up for her, instead continuing to rely on her private server until leaving office.
The email was not among the tens of thousands of emails Clinton turned over to the agency in response to public records lawsuits seeking copies of her official correspondence. Abedin, who also used a private account on Clinton’s server, provided a copy from her own inbox after the State Department asked her to return any work-related emails. That copy of the email was publicly cited last month in a blistering audit by the State Department’s inspector general that concluded Clinton and her team ignored clear internal guidance that her email setup violated federal standards and could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.
“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 The Associated Press on Thursday.
I’ve long speculated that if there is a chink in Hillary’s armor, it’s her aides and still believe that’s the case. I doubt there will be any smoking gun or one damning piece of evidence, more like campaign death by eleventy billion paper cuts.
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