- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her private email server, which is at the heart of a government transparency debate, as a springboard for jokes at a campaign fundraiser.

Mrs. Clinton told a attendees at a $2,700-a-head event that a hacking at the White House would not have happened “had they been using my server,” The New York Post reported Tuesday. The fundraiser was held on Long Island at the home of Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs.

Russian hackers are suspected of breaching some parts of the White House and State Department computer systems in recent months. The Obama administration has said that a top secret system was not compromised.

Mrs. Clinton has said that she filtered work and personal correspondences through the a non-government account and her personal email server for “convenience.”

Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, said in March that the former secretary of state had her personal server wiped clean.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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