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    Clinton Failed to Comply With Security Protocols Outlined in Own Lecture

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    The US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, when she was the Secretary of State, gave her staff guidelines on how to protect sensitive information stored and transferred digitally, which she herself apparently could not comply with.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Democratic Party nominee urged her employees to find out more about protecting their information and the different ways they could be targeted, but, as it was discovered later, she was herself in breach of security protocols as she kept her State Department correspondence, including a few classified emails, on a private server.

    "… as State Department employees, we have a special duty to guard ourselves and our sensitive information," Clinton can be heard saying in a video posted by FoxNews on Friday.

    According to FoxNews, Clinton's spokesman Brian Fallon dismissed the video as old, stating that these warnings were a usual State Department practice at the time.

    In 2014, Clinton, when asked to turn over her emails for the investigation in relation to the 2012 Benghazi attack on American embassy, submitted about 30,000 emails and deleted the rest of them, claiming they were personal. She  had also repeatedly stated that there were no classified emails on her server, which the FBI investigation proved to be untrue.

    The emails of John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chair, allegedly obtained from a hacked account and made public in October by a whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks, showed Clinton campaign staffers discussing the pros and cons of releasing emails from her private server and making sure that no other party except the state had them.

    The US presidential elections will take place on November 8.


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