According to a report published by The New York Times Monday night, Hillary Clinton exclusively used personal email while acting as Secretary of State, a possible violation federal record-keeping laws.
The newspaper says Clinton never had a government email address during the four years she served as head of the State Department and aides made no attempt to archive her emails as required by the Federal Records Act, behavior experts found troubling.
“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario—short of nuclear winter—where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,” said the National Archives’ former Director of Litigation, Jason R. Baron.
A Clinton spokesperson told the Times that the former Secretary of State followed the “letter and spirit of the rules” in her use of email. However, the paper notes that Clinton’s official emails were given to the State Department just two months ago, selected from tens of thousands of personal emails by Clinton advisors.