State Dept. Probe Finds Email Issues Run Much Deeper Than Clinton
The inspector general found "longstanding systemic weaknesses related to electronic record and communications" at the State Department.By Eugene Daniels | May 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton just got a big finger wag from the U.S. State Department about her use of a personal email while she was secretary of state. In a report leaked Wednesday, the inspector general says she failed to get approval to use a private server.
That part isn't a big surprise, Clinton has already said she never asked anyone for permission. At a debate in March, she said: "There was no permission to be asked. It had been done by my predecessors. It was permitted. I didn't have to ask anyone."
The State Department seems to sort of agree with Clinton. A spokesman said Wednesday, "While not necessarily encouraged, there was no prohibition on using personal email."