Documents: Hillary Clinton Told Employees Not to Use Private Emails

Hypocrisy confirmed.


Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Fox News has confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prohibited her employees from conducting official government business via their personal email addresses—even though Clinton herself flagrantly broke this rule, in violation of federal policy.

Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports that an official State Department document from 2011 made clear that the use of personal email addresses was strictly forbidden:

Fox News has exclusively obtained an internal 2011 State Department cable that shows Secretary of State Clinton's office told employees not to use personal email for security reasons, while at the same time, HRC conducted all government business on a private account.   Sent to Diplomatic and Consular Staff in June 2011, the unclassified cable, with Clinton's electronic signature, makes clear to "avoid conducting official Department from your personal e-mail accounts"  and employees should not "auto-forward Department email to personal email accounts which is prohibited by Department policy."

Clinton did not abide by this rule. She frequently made use of a private email address shielded from federal recording practices, as Reason's Peter Suderman reported earlier. The fact that Cinton now wants to make amends by releasing some of the emails is irrelevant. Whichever ones her staff doesn't approve for public consumption are exactly the ones the American people need to see most desperately.

Now it also appears that she's a hypocrite—and one who has plainly broken the law, according to National Review.