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Clinton had no official State Dept. email address

Hillary Clinton did not have a State Department email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a senior state department official said Monday, and instead used a personal email account during her four years on the job.

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Using personal email as a sole method of communication appears to break rules outlined by the National Archives and Records Administration. The government agency stipulates that personal email can only be used in “emergency situations,” and when used, the emails “are captured and managed in accordance with agency record-keeping practices.”

According to the Times report, Clinton’s “aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time.”

CNN emails to Nick Merrill, Clinton’s spokesman, have gone unanswered. But Merrill did tell the Times that Clinton had been following the “letter and spirit of the rules” and that she has “every expectation they [the emails] would be retained” because Clinton was emailing with other State Department officials’ government accounts.

“Hillary Clinton should release her emails. Hopefully she hasn’t already destroyed them,” said Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell in an email to CNN. “Gov. Bush believes transparency is a critical part of public service and of governing. That’s why he recently launched www.jebemails.com.”

CNN’s Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

Source: CNN (4265 Articles)
Written by Dan Merica and Laura Koran