The New York Times is reporting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages. Linda So reports.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday. The newspaper says Clinton did not have a government email account and likely conducted all of her official business during her four years at the State Department using a private email address. Clinton recently handed over 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department in response to a department effort to comply with record-keeping practices. Federal law says letters and emails written and received by federal officials are government records that must be retained. Clinton is widely considered the likely Democratic presidential candidate for 2016. In a tweet, potential Republican contender Jeb Bush called for Clinton's unclassified emails to be released. A spokesman for Clinton told the Times that Clinton was complying with the "letter and spirit of the rules." The State Department says current Secretary of State John Kerry is the first person in the position to rely primarily on a government email account.