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FOIA News: State Dep't official testifies that he warned Clinton aides about private emails

FOIA News (2019)Allan BlutsteinComment

Top State Department Record-Keeper Says He Warned Clinton Team on Emails

By Mark Tapscott, Epoch Times, July 2, 2019

Former Department of State Director of Information Programs and Services (IPS) John Hackett warned key Hillary Clinton aides about their failure to preserve official business emails on her private server, Judicial Watch announced Tuesday.

“Well, we heard that there were 50,000 or 60,000 emails, and that they had—‘they’ being the secretary’s team—had culled out 30,000 of these,” Hackett told Judicial Watch during a recent deposition.

The non-profit government watchdog made the Hackett deposition public Tuesday. Clinton was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 and used a private email system throughout her tenure to conduct official diplomatic business.

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