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BBC’s Ghattas: Clinton ‘Left Quite a Mess’ At State, Employees ‘Quite Unhappy’

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BBC Correspondent Kim Ghattas reported that “people at the State Department are quite unhappy” that “Mrs. Clinton left quite a mess behind at the State Department by her decision to use a private server and a private email” on Saturday’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” on MSNBC.

Ghattas stated, “what I can tell you is that people at the State Department are quite unhappy with how this has added a lot of work to what is already a big burden for them trying to — in essence, run foreign policy, manage breaking conflicts around the world. Basically, this has left quite a mess in the hands — Mrs. Clinton left quite a mess behind at the State Department by her decision to use a private server and a private email.” Although, she clarified that State Department employees she spoke to didn’t think Clinton’s email activities were “nefarious.”

Earlier Ghattas said, “Nothing that I’ve seen so far changes much to the story of what happened or what we know happened in Benghazi.”

She added, “On the issue of the e-mails from Sidney Blumenthal. I think that it shows that Hillary Clinton, as was pointed out in Karen Tumulty’s article, values loyalty sometimes above everything else. she also values getting information from a wide array of sources. and she at the end, you know, does the checks and balances on this. And we see in the emails that she does actually forward everything that Mr. Blumenthal sent to her to old, wise hands at the State Department to get their input on the information she got from Mr. Blumenthal.” And “it certainly does show that she values loyalty, that people don’t get cast aside from Clintonworld that easily.”

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