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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hillary criticized on e-mail at State Department

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 11:04 AM

An inspector general's report has criticized Hillary Clinton for use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state.

She did not seek permission for use of the private server and would not have received permission had she done so, the New York Times summary writes.

This report doesn't get into matters of content — whether privileged information was shared improperly.

The coverage focuses on Clinton, the presidential candidate. Noted:

The report broadly criticized the State Department as well, saying that officials had been “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks” that emerged in the era of emails, particularly those of senior officials like Mrs. Clinton.

It said that “longstanding systemic weaknesses” in handling electronic records went “well beyond the tenure of any one secretary of state” but the body of the report focused on the 30,000 emails that Mrs. Clinton sent and received on her private server.

Here's the full report.

A spokesman for Clinton said she expected Republican attacks but said the "report makes clear her personal email use was not unique at State Dept."

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