Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said top Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton is just a single email away from serving prison time, saying now that she’s asserted she’s turned over all of her emails, any breach would mean she’s lied in court proceedings.
“She’d better pray the Chinese government doesn’t do a document dump,” Mr. Jindal said in remarks released by his campaign.
Mrs. Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary of state have become a political problem for her, reigniting questions about her commitment to transparency and raising new questions about whether she mishandled classified information.
She left office in 2012, but took nearly two more years to return to the department all of her emails, which she kept on a server at her home in New York rather than using the department-run system. Mrs. Clinton has now asserted that the 30,000 or so emails she turned over constitute all of her work-related messages.
Many Republicans have questioned that, protesting Mrs. Clinton’s role in deciding what was work-related and what wasn’t.
A court has ordered all of the messages to be released to the public, but the State Department last week admitted it’s fallen behind the judge’s ordered schedule because it is spending so much time discovering and redacting classified information that peppers Mrs. Clinton’s emails.
The former secretary of state has insisted none of the information was classified at the time she sent it, though an internal watchdog has said some of it should have been marked classified, and said that highlights the security problems with Mrs. Clinton’s unique email arrangement.