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Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account While Secretary of State


Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, used a personal email during her time at the State Department. The New York Times broke the story on March 2. Missouri School of Journalism professors Judd Slivka, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue on KBIA-FM's media criticism program, "Views of the News."

McKean said he hopes the media doesn't cast this as another political debate, the right versus the left.

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"There are a lot of people who are interested in openness and transparency and freedom of information."

Though it is unclear if she violated the law, this could impact Clinton’s chances at a 2016 presidential run. Slivka points out that the Clintons have not always done a good job at being transparent with their actions.

"For people who have had as many perception management issues as the Clintons, how could this one be another? Did you not think you were going to get caught?"


As McKean pointed out, there would be only one reason for having a private email account and that would be to control the release of the emails. Since personal emails were not secured under a government email, Clinton likely will not have to turn them over. The only emails the public will have direct access to are the ones that she sent from her person account to other government emails.

Wednesday, after this segment was recorded, Clinton tweeted that she wants to see her emails made public.

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