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Clinton’s State Dept. warned against private email use

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Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department told all agency employees not to use their personal email addresses for work — a guidance that Clinton herself did not follow.
The revelation came from the FBI’s detailed release Friday of notes from its investigation into the former secretary of State’s use of a private email server.
{mosads}”State employees were cautioned about security and record retention concerns regarding the use of personal e-mail,” the notes state. 
“In 2011, a notice to all State employees was sent on Clinton’s behalf, which recommended employees avoid conducting State business from personal e-mail accounts due to information security concerns. Clinton stated she did not recall this specific notice, and she did not recall receiving any guidance from State regarding email policies.”
The FBI in July decided not to recommend that Clinton face any federal charges for her email use, although Director James Comey panned her conduct as “extremely careless.” 
The Justice Department agreed to follow the FBI’s recommendation and Clinton, now the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, was not charged. 
But the revelations from inside the investigation will likely continue to prompt criticism from Republicans, who say Clinton should be held accountable for mishandling classified information. 
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