Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

Hillary Clinton used private email account to conduct State Department business

Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the hot set Tuesday after reports surfaced that she used her personal email address while she worked as America’s top diplomat.

The New York Times reported Monday that Clinton used her personal email account for State Department communications.

"Her expansive use of the private account was alarming to current and former National Archives and Records Administration officials and government watchdogs," according to the Times.

Clinton, who served from 2009 to 2013, still faces criticism about the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

The House committee investigating the Libya attack revealed Clinton’s personal email use for State Department business.

Federal law states that letters and emails written and received by federal officials are government records and must be retained.

In a press briefing Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Clinton had not broken any laws and as long as emails were preserved, there was "no prohibition on using a non-State account."

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said "the policy as a general matter allows individuals to use their personal email address as long as those emails are maintained and sent to the State Department."

Republicans presidential hopeful Jeb Bush tweeted about the issue. "Transparency matters. Unclassified ‪@HillaryClinton emails should be released."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Mart 2015, 12:11