According to a new report, Clinton emailed her staff from her iPad as well as her BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on her home server so she could carry a single device.
The Daily News reported:
Clinton also frequently confused personal correspondences with official ones, mistakenly replying to State-related emails with private information intended as responses for other emails, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
In a September 2011 response from Clinton’s personal account to an email sent by adviser Huma Abedin, reportedly about drone strikes in Pakistan, the then-secretary replied with questions that appear to be about decorations for a party.
“I like the idea of these,” Clinton wrote, according to the AP. “How high are they? What would the bench be made of? And I’d prefer two shelves or attractive boxes/baskets/ containers (sic) on one. What do you think?’
In response, Abedin wrote: “Did u mean to send to me,” prompting Clinton to write back:
“No-sorry! Also, pls let me know if you got a reply from my ipad. I’m not sure replies go thru.”
Another batch of emails show Clinton reacting angrily to leaks of classified government information to the media.
The revelations are a stark contradiction to the explanation Clinton offered earlier this month in response to reports that she used just one personal email account based off of a private server for all of her electronic correspondence while secretary of state.
“I saw it as a matter of convenience,” Clinton, who is all but certain to run for the presidency in 2016, told reporters March 10. “It was allowed.”
“Looking back, it would have been better if I’d used a (government) second email account and carried a second phone, but at the time it didn’t seem like this was an issue,” she said then.
To date, Clinton has turned over thousands of work-related emails to the State Department, but has also deleted thousands of others that the former top diplomat has said were personal, non-work-related correspondence.
Seems highly unlikely that Clinton had someone read each one of these thousands of emails to determine which were personal, and which were not.
On Tuesday, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy requested that Clinton formally testify before the panel by May 1 about why she set up the private server and deleted so many emails.
“Because of the Secretary’s unique arrangement with herself as it relates to public records during and after her tenure as Secretary of State, this Committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton appear before this Committee for a transcribed interview to better understand decisions the Secretary made relevant to the creation, maintenance, retention, and ultimately deletion of public records,” Gowdy, who, last week, accused Clinton of permanently deleting all of her personal emails from her private email server, wrote in a letter to Clinton’s attorneys.
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