Fact vs. Fiction on Clinton Emails

POLIZETTE — With all the recent news surrounding Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email server scandal, you’ve probably lost of track of how many excuses, euphemisms, myths, and lies have been spun by her and her allies — but don’t worry, we are here to help!

MYTH #1
Hillary Clinton claimed she set up her private server out of a matter of convenience so she could use just one mobile device. She wanted to have all of her communications streamlined, so she decided to forego her official State Department account in order to use her own personal system.

TRUTH: According to The Associated Press, Clinton frequently emailed her staff and aides from an iPad as well as her BlackBerry during her tenure as secretary of state — putting to bed the myth that she only used one device.

MYTH #2
The emails Clinton sent to her staff were sent to their official State Department accounts and therefore were archived.

TRUTH: The inspector general’s office found that many State Department employees were not preserving emails, even though they are required to do so by the federal government. What’s more, some of Clinton’s closest aides at the State Department were using their own personal emails to conduct official business.

MYTH #3
Clinton’s home-brew private email server was permitted under State Department policy at the time it was set up.

TRUTH: The inspector general’s report came to the conclusion that Clinton violated the agency’s email rules when she decided to use her own private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Additionally, the report said that Clinton had not sought permission to use a private email server and that if she had asked, it “would not have approved her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct department business.”

STATE DEPARTMENT CLAIMS PROCESSING CLINTON RECORDS REQUEST WOULD TAKE 75 YEARS — FOX NEWS

BRYAN PAGLIANO’S LAWYERS PROVIDE NEW DETAILS ABOUT IMMUNITY AGREEMENT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT — DC

CLINTON TECH AIDE ASKS COURT TO WITHHOLD DETAILS OF FBI IMMUNITY DEAL — WFB

POLL: 33% OF DEMS WANT CLINTON TO QUIT IF INDICTED OVER EMAILS — WASHINGTON EXAMINER

FBI REQUESTS PERMISSION FOR SECRET DECLARATION IN HILLARY E-MAIL FOIA CASE — HOT AIR

CLINTON’S RIGGING BRIGADE AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT — POLIZETTE

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