Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Chairman John Podesta:
What she thought would be a convenient way to communicate with family, friends and colleagues—by using one email account for both her work related and personal emails….
Which we know to be a lie, and that was confirmed in testimony by Clinton’s senior aid Cheryl Mills was compelled to provide (compelled because she didn’t have the integrity to testify voluntarily, as Clinton’s “promise” of full disclosure and transparency pressed her to do) to Judicial Watch:
Mills also testified under oath that the server existed before Clinton became secretary of state in 2009.
“President Clinton had established a server for the purposes of his own staff office, and…her email was subsequently put on that,” Mills said….
Podesta also had this on behalf of Clinton:
She believed she was following the practices of other Secretaries and senior officials.
That was another lie:
The IG report released last week found Clinton did not seek permission to use her personal account for official business as secretary of state—and would not have been approved to do so had she asked.
[T]he report stated that Condoleezza Rice did not use personal email for government business. It said Colin Powell used personal email to connect with people outside the department—but he did not have a private server.
And here’s another lie:
Had Secretary Clinton known of any concerns about her email setup at the time, she would have taken steps to address them[.]
The IG report also found that repeated warnings about cybersecurity were ignored and that staffers who expressed their concerns were told “never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again.”
And this [emphasis added]:
Clinton consistently has claimed nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. While technically correct, this distinction also appears misleading. A January 2009 non-disclosure agreement signed by Clinton confirms her understanding that “classified information is marked or unmarked.”
Rather, it is the content and source that determine classification.
Elections have consequences.