State Department Did Not Give Hillary Clinton Her BlackBerry

Kevin Lamarque AP

The State Department testified that it did NOT give Hillary Clinton the BlackBerry that she used while she was Secretary of State.

State Department lawyers said Wednesday, as part of a civil case involving the nonprofit group Judicial Watch, that the agency never gave Clinton a secure BlackBerry, and it may also have destroyed the devices given to top Clinton advisers.

“[The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department,” the Department said in a court filing.

“[The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department] has not located any such device at the Department … Because the devices issued to Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin would have been outdated models, in accordance with standard operating procedures those devices would have been destroyed or excessed.”

The revelation suggests that Clinton used her own, less secure BlackBerry, while at the State Department.

Clinton was reportedly not allowed to use her BlackBerry on the secure seventh floor of the State Department, where her office was located.


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