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Tue May 31, 2016, 07:02 PM May 2016

Politifact: Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's claim that her email practices were 'allowed'

Hillary Clinton is sticking to her defense that her use of a private email server while secretary of state was "allowed," despite a critical independent audit that found it really wasn’t.

In a May 26 interview, ABC reporter Liz Kreutz asked Clinton about her decision to use a server located in her New York home instead of a government email, as well as the audit, which was conducted by the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General.

"But this report said that you, quote, 'had an obligation to discuss' using your personal email and that you didn’t," Kreutz said. "So how can you really say that it was allowed? Was it an error of judgment?"

Clinton replied: "Well it was allowed, and the rules have been clarified since I left about the practice. Having said that, I have said many times that it was a mistake, and if I could go back I would do it differently."


Regarding her decision to use a private email server, Clinton said, "It was allowed."

No one ever stopped Clinton from conducting work over her private email server exclusively. But that’s not the same thing as it being allowed. Offices within the State Department told an independent inspector general that if she had asked, they would not have allowed it.

The report from the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General shatters one of Clinton’s go-to phrases about her email practice. We rate her claim False.

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Politifact: Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's claim that her email practices were 'allowed' (Original Post) JonLeibowitz May 2016 OP
Her story has now changed. Press Virginia May 2016 #1
And throw away the key!!!!! Land of Enchantment May 2016 #2
False. highprincipleswork May 2016 #3
She would argue it all depends on the meaning of the word "allowed". She's really smart like that. reformist2 May 2016 #4

Press Virginia

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1. Her story has now changed.
Tue May 31, 2016, 07:04 PM
May 2016

She's still pretending she was just using a Gmail account but now she has no idea what the rules were.

Seems legit

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