The US inspector general has concluded
the Democratic presidential candidate failed to obey the federal rules on use of email services when she was secretary of state:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report.
Mrs Clinton's use of the private email server in her home in Chappaqua, New York, for government purposes has prompted several investigations, including an ongoing probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The email controversy has hung over her campaign for months.
The report by the department's Inspector General cited "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" with State Department records that predated Mrs Clinton's tenure, and found problems with the email record-keeping of some of her predecessors.
But it also singled out Mrs Clinton, the front-runner in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee, for her decision to use a private email server for government business, apparently without seeking authorisation.
"OIG found no evidence that the secretary requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server," the report said, using an abbreviation for the office of Inspector General.
The report said she should have discussed the arrangement with the department's security officials.
But she didn't, because she has no sense of responsibility, and if she's elected president, she'll be a pure disaster.
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