Hillary Clinton intervened Sunday on the CBS News broadcast ”Face the Nation” to defend herself after an e-mail was released on Thursday. The former Secretary of State was accused of mishandling classified information while she was serving in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, and the Clinton email scandal continues even today, says Bloomberg.
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Although the Clinton email scandal is old, the State Department released some of them public in response to a lawsuit. In one email, a top aide, former deputy national security adviser Jake Sullivan, informs Clinton that there has been difficulty sending a piece of information over secure fax.
Her response to Sullivan was for him to find another way to transmit the information, even if it’s not secure. “If they can’t, turn into nonpaper with no identifying heading and send nonsecure”, wrote Clinton to her aide.
In an interview on the CBS News broadcast ”Face the Nation”, the Democratic candidate made sure that she can expose her point of view on the Clinton email scandal new exposure. “That did not happen, and it never would have happened. That’s just not how I treated classified information”, said Hillary Clinton, according to the same source. She then added that information that isn’t all classified is transmitted this way and many agencies in the government do so.
Could this be the last time when the scandal is mentioned? Definitely not.
“Oftentimes, there’s a lot of information that isn’t at all classified, so whatever information can be appropriately transmitted unclassified, often was. That’s true for every agency in the government and everybody who does business with the government”, said the Democratic front-runner. She also claimed that Sullivan didn’t took her advice and never sent the information.
State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Jan. 8 that Sullivan did not appear to have sent the email, which could mean that Clinton may be right. Kirby also confirmed that such doings, the presence of unclassified information on a classified system, are “not uncommon”, according to Bloomberg.