Hillary Clinton communicated with key members of her staff while serving as secretary of state “at times,” according to a new report.
According to The New York Times, Clinton corresponded “at times” on the personal email of her top aides. Although The Times did not see the emails firsthand, their existence was confirmed through government officials who spoke on condition on anonymity. Michael Schmidt reports:
The correspondence offered a glimpse inside the secretary of state’s inbox — and her elusive email personality — including during those dark days just after the attack. Mrs. Clinton exclusively used a private email account that was housed on a server at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., while she was secretary of state, which kept many of the messages secret.
Strikingly, given that she has set off an uproar over her emails, Mrs. Clinton is not a verbose correspondent. At times, she sends her highly regarded foreign policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, an email containing a news article, with a simple instruction: Please print. (Mrs. Clinton, though she has taken to Twitter and embraced other forms of modern technology, appears to like to read articles on paper.)
There were also the more mundane messages that crowd many government workers’ inboxes: scheduling, logistics, even a news alert about a breaking story from Politico, forwarded to the secretary by a senior aide.
Schmidt’s report also conceded that in all the emails turned over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, there was no ‘Stand Down‘ order given by Clinton to military forces as previously suggested. Clinton did not turn over about half of 55,000 emails on her server, deeming them personal in nature.
Benghazi Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., called for Clinton to turn over her server to a third party rather than the House of Representatives. “Turn it over to a retired judge, an archivist, an inspector general, so we can have some assurance that the ‘we’ that separated the public from the private did a good job,” Gowdy said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier this month.
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h/t: Hot Air