Hilary Clinton Wants to Make Her Emails Public After Controversy
Ryan Simmons / 5 years ago
Hilary Clinton, who is currently under scrutiny for not using an official government email account, has said that she wants to release all of her emails to the public. Clinton has caused controversy for using a private email account rather than an official government one for government matters. She believes releasing her emails may settle concerns about transparency.
I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 5, 2015
She informed people of her decision via Twitter, saying that her emails will be released as soon as possible. The State Department later released a statement in response to Clinton’s Tweet, suggesting that it may take some time to review the supposed 55,000 emails already handed over.
“The State Department will review for public release the emails provided by Secretary Clinton to the Department, using a normal process that guides such releases. We will undertake this review as soon as possible; given the sheer volume of the document set, this review will take some time to complete.”
Clinton broke the rules by setting up a private email server registered to her home – a significant difference to others who have breached such protocol, often because they simply made the mistake of undertaking official business via a personal webmail account. In this case, Clinton went above and beyond the rules, something that we as of yet don’t have a reason for.
Source: The Verge