Emails raise new questions about Clinton's account

Published Sept. 26, 2015


Emails raise new questions about Clinton's account

A string of emails that has been provided to the State Department raises new questions about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton has accurately described her use of a personal account when she was secretary of state. Clinton has said that she retained no emails from her first two months in office because she used an account that she no longer has access to. She has said that on March 19, 2009, she began using the personal account — — that she relied on for the rest of her time in office. But Friday, State Department officials said they had been given copies of an email chain between Clinton and David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. Central Command at the time, that shows that Clinton was using the account by Jan. 28, 2009. The chain, with emails from Jan. 10, 2009, to Feb. 1, 2009, was provided to the State Department by its inspector general and by the Defense Department, according to State Department officials. Clinton has said that she gave the State Department last year all of the 30,000 work-related emails in her possession. It is not clear why she never provided the newly discovered email chain to the State Department or why she said she did not begin using the account until two months after she took office. A spokesman for her presidential campaign declined to comment.


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