- - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton was barred from operating multiple email accounts on a singular hand-held device such as a Blackberry or iPhone by State Department rules, two former officials told Business Insider.

The officials, who spoke to the news outlet on the condition of anonymity, said State Department regulations during her tenure as secretary of state permitted only one email account per Blackberry.

Mrs. Clinton said she launched the @clintonemail.com account for the convenience of juggling work and personal correspondence from a single phone.

Social media users immediately scoffed at the explanation, noting how easy it is to host multiple email addresses on one device. 

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