- The Washington Times - Monday, June 27, 2016

A watchdog group released more than 30 e-mails Monday showing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was openly wondering about how her email set-up worked and who was handling it to achieve her desired ends.

According to a report in The Hill, based on emails released by Judicial Watch, Mrs. Clinton explicitly asked about her obligations to keep records when she was secretary of state.

“I have just realized I have no idea how my papers are treated at State. Who manages both my personal and official files?” one email to longtime aides Huma Abedin and Lauren Jiloty reads, according to The Hill.

Mrs. Clinton fretted about controlling what emails of hers become public record, noting that she is “sending out material the way I did w Lauren in the Senate, but I don’t know what’s happening w it all,” she added.

“If I don’t write anything on paper – as I mostly don’t – Lauren knew how to file it all in the Senate,” she continued. “So, I think we need to get on this asap to be sure we know and design the system we want.”

The 34 emails to or from Mrs. Clinton’s personal email account apparently weren’t among the roughly 30,000 messages she handed over to the State Department to satisfy public-records requests two years after she left office.

Mrs. Clinton spurned the use of a secured state.gov email account, instead using a personal email server and account to conduct official business. As a result, classified material was sometimes put on unclassified servers and open-records requests made of the State Department were often drastically incomplete.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement Monday that the emails “show Hillary Clinton was more than concerned about the handling of her records – both personal and official.”

“What other damaging emails have Hillary Clinton and the Obama State Department withheld from the public?” he asked rhetorically, The Hill reported.

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