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Ben Affleck had Hillary Clinton’s private email address

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A new email released on Friday by the State Department reveals that actor Ben Affleck had Hillary Clinton’s private email address while she was Secretary of State.

The “Good Will Hunting” and “Argo” star emailed the former secretary of State on April 16, 2012, about an initiative he was starting to provide security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Clinton acknowledged in a hearing last week that former U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, did not have her personal email address.

“I — I do not believe that he had my personal mail,” she said in her testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

She said Stevens was “in constant contact” with officials who could respond to his requests for additional security.

“He was in constant contact with people on my staff, other officials in the State Department, and I did have an opportunity to talk with him about the substance of the policy. But with respect to security, he took those requests where they belonged. He took them to security professionals,” Clinton said.

“Well ma’am, all I can say is they missed something here, and we lost four Americans,” Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) responded at the hearing.

Republicans have hammered Clinton over her use of a private email server, saying it constituted a threat to national security.

This story was updated at 6 p.m.

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