"Let's get separate address or device but I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible," then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to aide Huma Abedin in November of 2010. The note was part of a series of messages in which use of an official @state.gov email address was recommended to Clinton because her bathroom closet server was blocking work-related emails with its spam filter. It was a remedy she never accepted.
This telling message was not among the thousands of emails provided by Clinton to State for investigation of her email practices, and it only turned up in a separate set of emails from Abedin's account, the department said Thursday.
The revelation comes as two additional stories suggest a lack of transparency and accountability in Clinton's State tenure. First, the IT expert who managed her private server spent 90 minutes in a deposition on the subject and answered zero questions. His decision to persistently plead the Fifth makes it increasingly likely that Clinton herself will be deposed, perhaps while still on the campaign trail.
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And second, an Associated Press review of Clinton's official calendar at State has found that it leaves out lots of key details, like the names of executives with whom she met — executives whose companies were major donors of the Clinton Foundation and active lobbyists of the federal government. AP found at least 75 meetings in which similar details were never recorded or removed after the fact.
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