Hillary Clinton used a personal email account while she was a Senator
Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills testified in Judicial Watch’s inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a personal email server to conduct ALL State Department business on and the testimony was pretty damaging. But it gets even more interesting today because, according to this story, Cheryl Mills testified that the former Secretary of State also used a personal email account while she was the Senator from New York–she just carried the policy over to the State Department.
Here is more:
Hillary Clinton used a personal email account for official business during her tenure in the U.S. Senate and carried the practice over once she was at the helm of the State Department, an aide to the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in sworn testimony released Tuesday.
Cheryl Mills, Mrs. Clinton’s chief of staff during the White House hopeful’s four-year stint with the State Department, said her former boss relied on a personal email account provided by AT&T for about three months after being sworn in as secretary of state by President Obama in January 2009.
“Secretary Clinton continued a practice that she was using of [sic] her personal email,” Ms. Mills testified Friday, according to a transcript of her remarks released this week by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group currently suing the State Dept. over Mrs. Clinton’s use of a nongovernmental email system while in office.
“So Secretary Clinton used — always used one email account when she was using an email account,” Ms. Mills testified. “So when she initially arrived [at the State Dept.] she was continuing to use the AT&T accounts, and then transitioned to the .Clinton email, or Clintonemail.com account. And during her tenure those were the two addresses, if you will, that she used.”
This makes one wonder how many other Senators and Representatives were engaged in this practice but it does not excuse the former Secretary of State and in fact she may have set the standard others have followed because she has been hiding emails since her time as First Lady.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium