The State Department defended the under secretary of state for management and resources, Patrick Kennedy, and other State Department officials in charge of records management on July 1 after Patrick Kennedy admitted that he sent and received more than 50 emails to Clinton’s email private account for official business, while she held the post of secretary of state.
Attention to Clinton’s use of a private account resumed in May when the State Department inspector general found that Hillary Clinton never used an official government email address that are generally more secure during her tenure at State from 2009 to 2013. Instead, she maintained a private email server at her home and used her own account.
The State Department said that none of the top officials knew the extent to which Clinton was exclusively using a private email account, while Patrick Kennedy said that “he never realized Clinton had a private email account because he was constantly responding to Clinton’s queries”.
‘He received a relatively small number of emails from Secretary Clinton sporadically during her four-year tenure,’ State Department spokesman John Kirby told Foreign Policy. ‘As with any other official at the department, having some knowledge is different from having a complete picture of how Secretary Clinton used email.’
The Clinton campaign keeps silence and doesn’t give any comments, but has previously said that Clinton’s use of a private account was ‘not unique’ and she has taken ‘steps to release her records to the public’.
According to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, where Clinton’s emails were published, the US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, will not indict Clinton.
‘She’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton, that’s not possible. It’s not going to happen. But the FBI can push for concessions from a Clinton government,’ Assange said.
Media reports underscored the fact of Clinton’s using of a private account in March 2015. However, this didn’t prevent Hillary Clinton to run for the US presidency from the Democratic Party. No one has any doubt that she has almost won the Democratic Party presidential primaries.
What do we have as a result? Federal record-keeping rules were broken, and, according The State Department, nobody is guilty. And it seems this doesn’t bother anyone except the public.