Did Not Get Classified Information Through Email
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has denied that she made any request for classified information to be sent over a non-secure system to her while serving as Secretary of State.
The latest charge is part of the ongoing e-mail saga that has continued to dog her campaign for months.
Although she has continued to refute the charge of handling classified information through her private email account, recent press reports noted that she instructed an aide in 2011 to send her a memo by email after it could not be sent by secure fax.
Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Clinton said that she was only asking for unclassified information, not classified material that is not supposed to be sent through private email accounts or other non-governmental channels.
“Obviously, what I’m asking for is whatever can be transmitted,” she said.
In the meantime, the State Department has backed up Clinton’s claim and has said there is no evidence to suggest that the former Secretary of State has engaged in any form of underhand activities.
Clinton has come under brutal verbal attack from Republican candidates who are vying for the White House in the 2016 Presidential election. Some have even charged that she should be criminally prosecuted for what they deemed as inappropriate use of private e-mail to conduct government business.
Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the November 2016 presidential election.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been examining whether classified material was mishandled by Clinton.
The former Secretary of State has maintained her innocence and has said time and again that she only engaged in communication practices that was the norm in government.
She also said that those looking into the issue have yet to come up with any evidence that she broke the law.
“It’s another effort for people looking for something to throw against the wall … to see what sticks, but there’s no ‘there’ there,” she said.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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