Hillary email scandal roars to life

By Cheryl Chumley

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s just-announced White House run has hit a snag, as a new report reveals the former secretary of state was warned by Congress way back in 2012 against using a private email account for government business – and her response? Silence.

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The New York Times reported Clinton was given a letter from then-House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa in December 2012. The letter asked: “Have you or any senior agency official ever used a personal email account to conduct official business? If so, please identify the account used.”

Clinton’s response to the letter was a resounding silence. The State Department sent a letter of reply, but outright avoided addressing the question posed by Issa. Instead, the Hill reported, that letter simply touched on official State Department email policy. Moreover, the State Department didn’t even send its letter until March 2013, after Clinton had moved on from her position, Fox News reported.

In the face of rising evidence and outcry, Clinton finally admitted in March she did use a private email account and home-based server for official State Department business.


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