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Pro-Clinton group: Maybe private server was actually safer

Days after Hillary Clinton finally acknowledged that using a private email server while secretary of State was “a mistake,” a super-PAC supporting her says it was actually the responsible, safe approach to data security.

While the Democratic presidential nominee’s notorious server doesn’t appear to have been hacked, the federal government definitely was, Correct the Record said in a report out Friday.

{mosads}“The U.S. government has been hacked on numerous occasions, compromising even the most sensitive of information,” Correct the Record said. “Anyone who attempts to argue that the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email would have been more secure on a government server must contend with these facts.”

Correct the Record, founded by Clinton ally David Brock, spun off from parent group American Bridge 21st Century in May to focus exclusively on defending Clinton from political and media attacks.

Critics have lambasted Clinton’s use of a private server as a threat to national security. The FBI is investigating the contents of the server, trying to determine whether it was compromised by hackers.

The Correct the Record report catalogues evidence — culled primarily from news reports — that Clinton’s server was not compromised.

The report notes that no messages were found in the Manning Wikileaks dump, unlike thousands of State Department correspondences, and that a State Department spokeswoman said in March that there was “no indication that the email was compromised.”

The super-PAC also detailed the security safeguards Clinton used to protect the server.

The report juxtaposes its support of Clinton’s server with a damning index of federal hacks, including the recent Office of Personnel Management hack and a 2006 hack of State Department computers.

The Democratic White House hopeful continues to come under fire over her use of the private server. Clinton for the first time on Tuesday said she was “sorry” about the account and its server.

“It was above board. But in retrospective, certainly, as I look back at it now — even though it was allowed — I should have used two accounts, one for personal, one for work-related emails,” Clinton told ABC News’s David Muir.

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