The Wall Street Journal is out with a new report tonight claiming former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s personal email address was actually “planned” way back in 2009 before she became the United States’ top diplomat, and was her idea in the first place.
Citing people familiar with the situation, the WSJ reported that Hillary’s aides approached Bill Clinton‘s aides with the proposal — setting up her private email account through a server set up by the former president at the family’s Chappaqua, N.Y., home. The aides reportedly expressed trepidation about the potential for hackers, and were not aware at the time that Clinton would be exclusively using the private account instead of a government one via State.gov.
While Bill Clinton does not use email, his aides do use it, and the Clintons reportedly wanted a private, at-home email server “that was separate from the nonprofit Clinton Foundation for personal correspondence and business dealings.”
In her first time publicly addressing the controversy since it broke last week, Clinton said she opted to use just one email address for “convenience,” and insisted she complied with all government rules and regulations.
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