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Hillary Clinton broke law with private email server – top US govt watchdog

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James Rankins
May 26, 2016 01:55
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System also came under hacking attacks just like everything else on the internet

A report by the US State Department's Office of the Inspector General OIG has found presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton did breach record-keeping laws – by using a personal server for work emails.

The 89-page dossier PDF found that three senior State Department figures had broken the rules by using personal email accounts for departmental business: Colin Powell, Hilary Clinton, and Scott Gration, the US ambassador to Kenya.

General Powell, who was Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005, had a private line installed in his office and used a laptop to exchange emails with colleagues and department staff.

When two staff members questioned the security of her email system they were told that the server had been reviewed and approved and that they should "never to speak of the Secretary's personal email system again."

Her technical support advisor told operations staff "someone was trying to hack us and while they did not get in i didnt sic want to let them have the chance to."

The OIG report isn't good news for Clinton's presidential campaign, since it contradicts several earlier statements made by the candidate and may have a bearing on whether or not criminal charges are brought.

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