Boehner: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Poor Judgment Has Undermined Our National Security’

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) again called on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to turn over her private email server in the wake of news that the Justice Department has been asked to open an investigation into Clinton’s private email use as secretary of state.

“Two inspector generals appointed by President Obama have now called on the Justice Department to investigate Secretary Clinton’s mishandling of classified email,” Boehner said in a statement Friday.

“If Secretary Clinton truly has nothing to hide, she can prove it by immediately turning over her server to the proper authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record,” he added.

Reports indicate that an inspector general review of 40 of Clinton’s personal emails revealed that she sent at least four emails while secretary of state that contained classified information.

“What these reports demonstrate is the inherent risk of conducting our nation’s diplomacy and foreign policy on your home email and personal server,” Boehner continued.

“Secretary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that the work-related emails on her private home server did not include classified information, but we know that is not true. She has claimed she is well-aware of what matters are classified and what are not, and yet she set up a personal email server to discuss matters of national security despite guidance to the contrary from both her State Department and the White House. Her poor judgement has undermined our national security and it is time for her to finally do the right thing,” he concluded.

The Speaker’s Office noted that Clinton has repeatedly said that she did not include classified information in her emails.

“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,” Clinton said in March.