Former Aide: Clinton Used BlackBerry to Send Info ‘That Would Never Be on an Unclassified System’
In a new video uncovered by Fox News, former Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman tells an audience that her boss Hillary Clinton used to use her BlackBerry to send info that didn’t belong on unclassified systems.
“Now we have BlackBerrys, and it has changed the way diplomacy is done,” Sherman says, in footage that aired on Fox News Monday. “Things appear on your BlackBerrys that would never be on an unclassified system. But you’re out traveling, you’re trying to negotiate something. You want to communicate with people, it’s the fastest way to do it.”
According to Sherman, Clinton used her BlackBerry during delicate Mideast peace negotiations with the European Union in 2011. “They sat there as they were having their meeting with their Blackberrys transferring language back and forth, to multitask in a quite a new fashion,” she said. But Fox’s Ed Henry points out that under federal guidelines, emails about “foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States” are considered classified from the time they are sent.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed in 2015 that Clinton was not issued a State Department BlackBerry. Weeks after Clinton was sworn in, her staff was warned that a private BlackBerry was vulnerable to hackers.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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