A new report released by the State Department Inspector General critics Hillary Clinton, stating that she failed to follow the rules in regards to her use of a private email server. Clinton also failed to inform key department staff of her practices:
“At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”
The report also says that even if she had sought permission to use a private email server during Secretary of State, she would not have received permission to do so. Clinton had “had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business.”
In addition, there were some officials that knew about Clinton’s use of a private server and failed to instruct her to use the department’s official email. When concerns were finally raised in 2010 by two employees in record-keeping their superior “instructed the staff never to speak of the secretary’s personal email system again.”
Clinton and several of her senior aides refused to be interviewed by the inspector general for the report. It is still unclear what kind of backlash this will cause for Clinton in her 2016 presidential campaign.