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#TBT: "Like With A Cloth Or Something?"

- August 18, 2016

One Year Ago Today, Clinton Tried To Make A Laugh Off Wiping Her Server By Feigning Ignorance, But Her Repeated Lies To Cover Up The Risk She Posed To National Security Is No Laughing Matter


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • It was one year ago today that Clinton made her memorable "with a cloth or something" gaffe responding to a question from reporters about wiping her secret server.
  • Since then, the story of Clinton's secret server has continued to unravel as the FBI's investigation exposed lie after lie she has told the American people.
  • Clinton clearly broke the rules with her secret server, which was confirmed by the State Department in its devastating Inspector General report earlier this year, despite Clinton's claims that what she did was permitted.
  • The experts agree that Clinton's secret server put national security at risk by storing classified information on an unclassified system.

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, CLINTON LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHEN SHE INSISTED SHE DIDN'T WIPE HER SERVER "WITH A CLOTH OR SOMETHING"

On August 18, 2015, Clinton Lied To The American People When She Made A Joke Dismissing That She Wiped Her Secret Server "With A Cloth Or Something..." QUESTION: "Did you try to wipe the whole server? You didn't answer the question." CLINTON: "I'm -- I don't -- I have no idea. That's why we turned it over." QUESTION: "You said you were in charge of it, you were the official in charge. Did you wipe the server?" CLINTON: "What? Like with a cloth or something?" QUESTION: "I don't know." CLINTON: "Well, no." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Press Availability, Las Vegas, NV, 8/18/15)

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While Clinton Makes Jokes, Her Lawyers And Aides Wiped Her Numerous Wiped Her Numerous Servers In An Effort To Avoid Forensic Recovery

FBI Director: Clinton's Lawyers Did Not Read Individual Emails And Had Devices Wiped. FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "The lawyers doing the sorting for Secretary Clinton in 2014 did not individually read the content of all of her e-mails as we did for those available to us. Instead, they relied on header information and used search terms to try to find all work-related e-mails among the reportedly more than 60,000 that were remaining on her system at the end of 2014. It's highly likely that their search missed some work-related e-mails and that we later found them. For example, in the mail boxes of other officials or in the slack space of a server. It's also likely that there are other work-related e-mails they did not produce to state and that we did not find elsewhere and that are now gone because they deleted all e-mails they did not produce to state, and the lawyers then cleaned their devices in such a way as to preclude complete forensic recovery."(FBI Director James Comey, Remarks, Washington, D.C., 7/5/16)

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CLINTON CAN'T LAUGH OFF THE NUMEROUS RULES HER SECRET SERVER BROKE

Clinton Has Claimed That No One Had To Sign Sign Off On Her Private Server Because It Was "Allowed" And Her Predecessors Had Done The Same Thing. CNN'S JAKE TAPPER: "And you said it was allowed, too." CLINTON: "Yes, it was." TAPPER: "Who allowed it?" CLINTON: "It was allowed under the rules of the State Department. And, again…" TAPPER: "So nobody signed off on it?" CLINTON: "No, it was allowed. You know, one of my predecessors did the same thing. Others in our government have done the same thing at very high levels because the rules did change after I left state department. But at the time and in prior years the rules allowed it." ("The Lead With Jake Tapper," CNN, 10/16/15)

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Clinton's Own State Department Said She Broke The Rules With Her Secret Server

Politico Headline: "State Dept: Clinton Violated Email Rules" (Rachael Bade, Josh Gerstein, and Nick Gass, "State Dept: Clinton Violated Email Rules,"Politico , 5/25/16)

The State Department Office Of Inspector General (OIG) Released A "Long-Awaited Report To Capitol Hill", Which "Provid[ed] Just The Latest Turn In The Headache-Inducing Saga That Has Dogged Clinton's Campaign." "The agency on Wednesday released the long-awaited report to Capitol Hill, copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, providing just the latest turn in the headache-inducing saga that has dogged Clinton's campaign." (Rachael Bade, Josh Gerstein, and Nick Gass, "State Dept: Clinton Violated Email Rules,"Politico , 5/25/16)

The Report "Specifically Dings Clinton For Her Exclusive Use Of Private Email." "While the report concludes that the agency suffers from 'longstanding, systemic weaknesses' with records that 'go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State,' it specifically dings Clinton for her exclusive use of private email." (Rachael Bade, Josh Gerstein, and Nick Gass, "State Dept: Clinton Violated Email Rules,"Politico , 5/25/16)

The OIG Report Concluded That Clinton "Violated The Agency's Email Rules When She Chose To Exclusively Use A Private Email Server During Her Four Years At State Department And Did Not Promptly Turn Over Records After She Departed The Agency." "The report concluded that Clinton violated the agency's email rules when she chose to exclusively use a private email server during her four years at State Department and did not promptly turn over records after she departed the agency." (Rachael Bade and Josh Gerstein, "Clinton Expressed Worries About Exposure Of Personal Emails At State Dept." Politico, 5/25/16)

Clinton's Method For Preserving Documents Was Not An "Appropriate Method Of Preserving Any Such Emails That Would Constitute A Federal Record." "A federal law requires the preservation of government records, and Clinton has said that since most of her emails were sent to people on the State Department system, she was complying. But the audit says that 'sending emails from a personal account to other employees at their Department accounts is not an appropriate method of preserving any such emails that would constitute a federal record.'" (Ken Dilanian, "Clinton Broke Federal Rules With Email Server, Audit Finds,"NBC News, 5/25/16)

The State Department Would Have Flatly Denied Clinton's Request For A Secret Server If She Had Sought Permission. "The State Department's inspector general sharply criticized Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had." (Steven Lee Myers, "Hillary Clinton Is Criticized For Private Emails In State Dept. Review,"The New York Times , 5/25/16)

  • The Inspector General "Could Not Show Evidence" That Clinton's Secret Server Was Reviewed By Legal Counsel. "The report found that a top Clinton aide was warned in 2010 that the system may not properly preserve records but dismissed those worries, indicating that the system passed legal muster. But the inspector general said it could not show evidence of a review by legal counsel." (Rosalind Helderman and Tom Hamburger, "State Dept. Inspector General Report Sharply Criticizes Clinton's Email Practices," The Washington Post , 5/25/16)

OIG Slammed Clinton For Not Preserving Federal Records At The State Department. "Therefore, Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary." ("Office Of The Secretary: Evaluation Of Email Records Management And Cybersecurity Requirements," U.S. State Department Office Of Inspector General, Pg. 23, 5/25/16)

Clinton's Claim That Her Secret Server Was Permitted Has Been Proven False By Multiple Fact Checkers

When Clinton Said Her Secret Server Was "Allowed By The State Department," She "Only Reveals Part Of The Story." "Hillary Clinton directly addressed questions in recent interviews about her exclusive use of a personal email account and server to conduct government business as secretary of state. But her answers only reveal part of the story: Clinton said her personal email account was 'allowed by the State Department.' It was permitted if work emails were preserved. Federal rules required Clinton to preserve work emails before she left office, but she did not turn over her emails until 21 months after she left office." (Eugene Kelly, "More Spin On Clinton Emails," FactCheck, 9/8/15)

Clinton's Decision To Use A Secret Server "Flouted State Department Procedures…" "In reality, Clinton's decision to use a private e-mail system for official business was highly unusual and flouted State Department procedures, even if not expressly prohibited by law at the time. Moreover, while she claims 'everything I did was permitted,' she appears to have not complied with the requirement to turn over her business-related e-mails before she left government service. That's a major misstep that she has not acknowledged." (Glenn Kessler, "Hillary Clinton's Claim That 'Everything I Did [On Emails] Was Permitted," The Washington Post's Fact Checker , 7/9/15)

The "Narrow" And "Technical" Grounds That Clinton Uses To Justify Her Case, Is "Not The Same As Actually Complying With Existing Rules…" "She appears to be arguing her case on narrow, technical grounds, but that's not the same as actually complying with existing rules as virtually everyone else understood them." (Glenn Kessler, "Hillary Clinton's Claim That 'Everything I Did [On Emails] Was Permitted," The Washington Post's Fact Checker , 7/9/15)

Clinton's Careful Wording Surrounding Her Secret Server Implies That No One Stopped Her, But "That's Not The Same Thing As Lawfully Complying With Rules. "Metcalfe pointed to Clinton's use of the word 'allowed' and 'opted' throughout a press conference in March about her private email. He said both words give the false impression that the law and its proper implementation presented her with a choice. She might have been 'allowed' to use only a private email account in that no one stopped her, Metcalfe said, but that's not the same thing as lawfully complying with rules." (Lauren Carroll, "At Democratic Debate, Clinton Said Private Email Use Was 'Allowed,'" PolitiFact, 10/16/16)

CLINTON'S SECRET SERVER WAS SERIOUS ENOUGH IT POSED A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK

Experts Have Said That Clinton's Private Email Server "Almost Certainly Did Not Have The Same Robust Defenses" Of A Government System. "Aftergood and other experts said that while Clinton may have had direct control over the private server that managed her emails, it almost certainly did not have the same robust defenses of government or large corporate computer systems. It is not known how Clinton protected her private server when she was a Cabinet secretary until 2013, but a later version was reconfigured to use a Denver-based commercial email provider now owned by McAfee Inc., a top Internet security company." (Stephen Braun, "Experts: Clinton Email Practices Risked Data Disclosures," The Associated Press, 3/5/15)

  • "The Most Likely Security Risk In Clinton's Emails Was The Possibility Of What The Intelligence Community Calls 'Spillage,' The Inadvertent Leakage Of Classified Information In Exchanges, Paraphrases And Shorthand." (Stephen Braun, "Experts: Clinton Email Practices Risked Data Disclosures," The Associated Press , 3/5/15)

FBI Director James Comey Said Clinton And Her Aides Were "Extremely Careless" In Their Handling Of Classified Information. FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. For example, seven e-mail chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton's position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation. In addition to this highly sensitive information, we also found information that was properly classified as Secret by the U.S. Intelligence Community at the time it was discussed on e-mail (that is, excluding the later "up-classified" e-mails). None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government-or even with a commercial service like Gmail." (FBI Director James Comey, Remarks, Washington, D.C., 7/5/16)

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Comey Also Said That It Is "Possible That Hostile Actors Gained Access" To Clinton's Server . FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "Given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton's personal e-mail account." (James Comey, Remarks, Washington, DC 7/5/16)

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Experts At Clinton's Own State Department Acknowledged The National Security Risk Of Clinton's Use Of Her Secret Server And An Unsecured Blackberry To Transmit "Sensitive Discussions Of The Nation's Foreign Policy." "But it called into question the security risk of using a private server for what were clearly sensitive discussions of the nation's foreign policy. It noted that Mrs. Clinton sent or received most of the emails that traversed her serve from a mobile device, her Blackberry." (Steven Lee Myers, "Hillary Clinton Is Criticized For Private Emails In State Dept. Review,"The New York Times, 5/25/16)

Obama's Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates Admits That "The Odds Are Pretty High," Russia, China, And Iran Compromised Clinton's Home-Brew Server. HUGH HEWITT: "I know you're not involved in the presidential race, but are you surprised by the news that continues to come out about the former Secretary of State's server, and the fact that the Intelligence Community's Inspector General said there was a lot of very highly classified information on her server?" FMR. DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: "Yeah that's a concern for me. I never used email when I was head of CIA or head of the Department of Defense. As I used to joke I didn't want to have some chief of station overseas email me and say he was going to do something if I didn't get back to him in three hours, and I would get back from a five hour hearing and discover I was two hours too late. I preferred dealing with people face to face and putting a signature on a piece of paper on matters of real national security importance." HEWITT: "One of your colleagues Mike Morrell said on this program, or actually agreed with my assertion, that almost certainly that Russian, Chinese, and Iranians had compromised the home-brew server of the former Secretary of State. He agreed with that. Do you agree with his assessment of my assessment?" GATES: "Well given the fact that the Pentagon acknowledges that they get attacked a hundred thousand times a day I think the odds are pretty high." HEWITT: "So if they had real time access to her server, would that have compromised national security?" GATES: "Well again it would depend entirely on what she put on there. And I haven't read any of these emails so I don't know what was on those servers." (Robert Gates, "Hugh Hewitt Show," 1/21/16)

R. James Woolsey, CIA Director Under Bill Clinton Said Clinton Setting Up A Private Email System Is "Very Irresponsible." "Not really. I think the key thing to watch here is the state department inspector general, because he has come out on the same side as the Inspector General for the intelligence community. They both say there were classified materials in these emails. Particularly they emphasize there is material about signals intercepts and photo reconnaissance satellites and that is classified clearly. There is no real argument about things that come from those sources or quoted from those sources. They are, the word classified doesn't appear on the document. the word would be confidential, secret or top secret and it may have a code word attached to it because it comes from say, a photo reconnaissance satellite but anybody who has been at the senior levels of government knows that anything from those sources is classified. And I suppose on some of these emails there could be an argument as to whether it should have been classified or not, a conversation between her and her senior staff members, if there's nothing clearly classified in it, then maybe -- but, what is really wrong here was setting up this separate email system and using it for government work. If anybody wants to set one up and use it for yoga appointments, wedding planning, okay, fine. But to have a server in a bathroom closet in Colorado that is dealing with potentially extremely classified material because it is material that is passing through the secretary of state's conversations with her staff, that's really very irresponsible." (Fox News' " America's Newsroom," 8/20/15)

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CLINTON HAS RESPONDED TO THESE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS BY REPEATEDLY LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Lie #1: On The Matter Of Number Of Devices Used By Clinton

In March 2015, Clinton Said She Carried "Just One Device" To Access Her Emails. CLINTON: "First, when I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two. Looking back, it would've been better if I'd simply used a second email account and carried a second phone, but at the time, this didn't seem like an issue." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The United Nations, New York, NY, 3/10/15)

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The FBI Discovered That Clinton Used "Several Different Servers" And "Numerous Mobile Devices To Send And To Read Email…" FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "I have so far used the singular term e-mail server in describing the referral that began our investigation. It turns out to have been more complicated than that. Secretary Clinton used several different servers and administrators of those servers during her four years at the State Department, and she also used numerous mobile devices to send and to read e-mail on that personal domain. As new servers and equipment were employed, older servers were taken out of service, stored and decommissioned in various ways." (FBI Director James Comey, Remarks, Washington, D.C., 7/5/16)

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Lie #2: On The Matter Of Clinton Turning Over All Of Her Work Related Email

Clinton Said She Turned Over All Emails "That Could Possibly Be Work Related" Right Away. CLINTON: "Third, after I left office, the State Department asked former Secretaries of State for our assistance in providing copies of work- related emails from our personal accounts. I responded right away and provided all my emails that could possibly be work-related, which totalled roughly 55,000 printed pages, even though I knew that the State Department already had the vast majority of them. We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work- related emails and deliver them to the State Department." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Press Conference, New York, NY, 3/10/15)

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Comey Said Clinton Failed To Turn Over "Several Thousand" Work-Related Emails. FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not among the group of 30,000 e-mails returned by Secretary Clinton to state in 2014. We found those e-mails in a variety of ways. Some had been deleted over the years and we found traces on them on servers or devices that have been connected to the private e-mail domain. Others we found by reviewing the archive government accounts of people who had been government employees at the same time as Secretary Clinton, including high ranking officials at other agencies, folks with whom a Secretary of State might normally correspond. This helped us recover work-related e-mails that were not among the 30,000 that were produced to state. Still others we recovered from the painstaking review of the millions of e-mail fragments dumped into the slack space of the server that was decommissioned in 2013. With respect to the thousands of e-mails we found that were not among those produced to the State Department, agencies have concluded that three of those were classified at the time they were sent or received, one at the secret level and two at the confidential level." (James Comey, Remarks, Washington, DC 7/5/16)

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Lie #3: On The Matter Of Transmitting Classified Information At The Time Of Sending Or Receiving

In March 2015 Clinton Said "There Is No Classified Material." CLINTON: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material." (Hillary Clinton, Press Conference, New York, NY 3/10/15)

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FBI Director: Clinton Sent More Than 100 Emails With Information That Was Classified At The Time . FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the state department in 2014, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was top secret at the time they were sent. 36 of those chains contained secret information at the time. And eight contained confidential information at the time. That's the lowest level of classification." (FBI Director James Comey, Remarks, Washington, D.C., 7/5/16)

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Clinton Still Insists That Nothing On Her Server At The Time Was Classified. FOX NEWS' CHRIS WALLACE: The e-mails - I want to ask about one aspect, what you told the American people." CLINTON (CLIP): "I did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail. There is no classified materials. I am confident that Ii never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time. I had not sent classified material nor received anything marked classified." WALLACE: "After a long investigation, FBI director James Comey said none of those things that you told the American public were true." CLINTON: "Chris, that's not what I heard Director Comey say, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity, in my view, clarify. Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I've said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the e-mails. I was communicating with over 300 people in my e-mailing. They certainly did not believe and no reason to believe that what they were sending was classified. In retrospect, different agencies come in and say, well, it should have been, but that's not what was happening in real time." WALLACE: "But in a congressional hearing on July 7th, Director Comey directly contradicted what I had told the public." REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC) (CLIP): "Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails either sent or received. Was that true?" DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY (CLIP): "That was not true." GOWDY (CLIP): "Secretary Clinton said I did not send any classified material that was classified material. Was that true?" COMEY (CLIP): "There was classified material e-mailed." WALLACE: "He directly contradicted. Not only he directly contradicted what you said, he also said in that hearing that you were extremely careless and negligent." CLINTON: "Well, Chris, I looked at the whole transcript of everything that was said, and what I believe is, number one, I made a mistake not using two different e-mail addresses. I have said that and I repeat it again today. It is certainly not anything I would ever do again. I take classification seriously. I relied on and had every reason to rely on the judgments of the professionals with whom I worked. And so in retrospect, maybe some people are saying, well, among those 300 people they made the wrong call. Ted there was no reason in my view to doubt the professionalism and the determination by the people who work every single day on behalf of our country." (Fox News Sunday , 7/31/16)

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Clinton Also Still Claims That The 100 Emails The FBI Found To Be Classified At The Time Were Only Classified After The Fact And Not At The Time. CLINTON: "Now, if in retrospect, which is what is behind the 100 number, if in retrospect, some different agency said 'but it should have been, although it wasn't, but is should have been' that is what the debate is about. But, Director Comey said there was absolutely no intention on my part to either ignore or uh, in any way dismiss the importance of those documents because they weren't cl-marked classified." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The NAHJ/NABJ Conference, Washington, DC, 8/5/16)

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Lie #4: On The Matter Of Whether There Was Marked Classified Material On Clinton's Server

In March 2015 Clinton Said "There Is No Classified Material." CLINTON: "I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well-aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material." (Hillary Clinton, Press Conference, New York, NY 3/10/15)

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FBI Director Comey Said That There Was Information That Was Marked Classified On Clinton's Server. REPRESENTATIVE TREY GOWDY (R-SC): "Secretary Clinton said she never sent or received classified information over her private e-mail. Was that true?" FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "Our investigation found…" GOWDY: "So it was not true"? COMEY: "That's what I said." GOWDY: "Okay. Well, I'm looking for a shorter answer so you and I are not here quite as long. Secretary Clinton said there was not anything marked…" COMEY: "That's not true. There were a small number of portion markings on I think three of the documents." GOWDY: "Secretary Clinton said 'I did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail, there is no classified material.' That was true?" COMEY: "There was classified e-mail." GOWDY: "Secretary Clinton said she used just one device. Was that true?" COMEY: "She used multiple devices during the four years of her term as Secretary of State." GOWDY: "Secretary Clinton said all work-related e-mails were returned to the State Department." COMEY: "No." GOWDY: "Was that true?" COMEY: "We found thousands that were not returned." GOWDY: "Secretary Clinton said neither she nor anyone else deleted work related e-mails from her personal account. was that true?" COMEY: "That's a harder one to answer. We found traces of work related e-mails in -- on devices or slack space. Whether they were deleted or a server was changed out something happened to them. There's no doubt that the work related e-mails that were removed electronically from the e-mail system." GOWDY: "Secretary Clinton said her lawyers read every one of the e-mails and were overly inclusive. Did her lawyers read the e-mail content individually?" COMEY: "No." (House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 7/7/16)

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Clinton Then Said That The Marked Classified Emails Were Incorrectly Marked. CLINTON: "I think there are about 300 people in the government, mostly in the State Department but in other high positions in the government with whom I emailed over the course of four years. They, I, believe did not believe they were sending any material that was classified they were pursuing their responsibilities, I do not think they were carless, and as I have said many times, I certainly did not believe that I received or sent any material that was classified, and indeed, any of the documents that have been referred to umm, I think uh, were not marked or were marked inaccurately, as have now been clarified." (CNN's "Situation Room," 7/8/16)

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Lie #5: On The Matter Of Clinton's Secret Server Being Vulnerable To Hackers

During The March 2015 Press Conference, Clinton Said The Server "Had Numerous Safeguards. It Was On Property Guarded By The Secret Service. There Were No Security Breaches" CLINTON: "Well, the system we used was set up for President Clinton's office. And it had numerous safeguards. It was on property guarded by the Secret Service. And there were no security breaches. So, I think that the - the use of that server, which started with my husband, certainly proved to be effective and secure." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At A Press Conference At The United Nations, New York, NY, 3/10/15)

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Comey Said That It Is "Possible That Hostile Actors Gained Access" To Clinton's Server . FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: "Given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton's personal e-mail account." (James Comey, Remarks, Washington, DC 7/5/16)

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