“What these reports demonstrate is the inherent risk of conducting our nation’s diplomacy and foreign policy on your home e-mail and personal server,” Boehner said.
In March 2015, Hillary Clinton and her team were accused of lacking transparency after The New York Times revealed she had used a personal e-mail address for official business during her tenure as Secretary of State.
On June 30, 2015, the State Department released 3,000 of Clinton’s e-mails concerning the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in accordance with Freedom of Information Act requirements.
Clinton had repeatedly stated that the e-mail account contained no classified information.
Boehner noted Clinton had claimed she was well-aware of what issues were classified and what were not, but she nevertheless set up a personal e-mail server to discuss matters of national security.
Clinton proceeded to use personal e-mail server for official business, Boehner observed, "despite guidance to the contrary from the State Department and the White House."
Clinton's poor judgement has undermined US national security and it is time that she finally does the right thing, Boehner concluded.