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Taxpayers To Foot The Bill For Hillary’s ‘Convenience’

Hillary Clinton said in a press conference Tuesday that she opted to use her personal email instead of her government email for her own “convenience.”

“When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two,” Clinton told reporters after her speech to the United Nations.

Clinton’s convenience could cost U.S. taxpayers millions as The State Department now has to sift through over 55,000 pages of emails she sent from her private account during her tenure as secretary of state.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) told Bloomberg News the effort at The State Department to sort through the emails could involve “hundreds and hundreds of man hours,” and would cost more than a million dollars, based on his past experience.

Clinton said the “vast majority” of her work emails were sent to government employees at their government addresses, so they would already be in the state department’s system. However, if Clinton used her government email, like she insisted her employees do, all of her emails would be easily accessible.

The Federal Records Act requires all government officials to use official accounts in order to have their emails available to the public. Clinton critics are saying she used her private email server to skirt the law and avoid transparency.

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