WASHINGTON DC – Hillary Clinton encouraged a State Department staffer to use a personal email address to conduct State Department business instead of her official government email account.
This revelation could affect the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton allowed national defense information to be “lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed” through “gross negligence,” which would put her in felony violation of the Espionage Act of 1913. The White House has stated that it sent specific guidance to Clinton and her employees to use official government email accounts, so emails could be stored to comply with the Federal Records Act.
On November 9, 2010, just a week after Republicans won the midterm elections in historic fashion, Clinton sent an email to her special assistant Lauren Jiloty instructing Jiloty to “Pls try the following” with a list of names that included Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, numerous Democratic senators, and Martin O’Malley. Clinton sent the email to Jiloty’s official State Department email address.
After about a half hour went by, Clinton instead tried Jiloty’s personal email address.
“Did you get this at state.gov?” Clinton wrote to Jiloty’s non-official email address, thus acknowledging that Jiloty had multiple email accounts.
“I didnt get it to my State account! So frustrating,” Jiloty replied. “but I see it here now…I’ll get going on them.”
Jiloty served as Clinton’s special assistant at the State Department from January 2009 to October 2011. Before that, Jiloty worked for almost four years as Clinton’s executive assistant in the U.S. Senate.
Clinton is currently under FBI investigation for her use of a private email account and a private email server. Breitbart News recently presented the most in-depth report on the six main factors working against Clinton in the investigation.