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Republicans asked Clinton about private email in 2012

Republican investigators asked Clinton about use of private email at State Department in 2012

Republicans asked Clinton about private email in 2012

NORWALK, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked by congressional investigators more than two years ago whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state. The State Department later declined to address the question.

Revelations earlier this year that Clinton used a private email account stirred controversy as she geared up for her presidential campaign.

Rep. Darrell Issa, then the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked the State Department about it in a December 2012 letter about officials' use of personal email. The letter asked if any senior agency officials used personal email to conduct official business.

The State Department responded in March 2013 with details on its email policies but didn't address the substance of the request.

The letters were first reported by The New York Times.

Updated : 2021-09-21 16:27 GMT+08:00