As Hillary Clinton has spent this week apologizing for using a personal email account as secretary of state, a group closely-aligned with her campaign is out with a new report defending the Democratic presidential candidate’s off-the-books email arrangement.
Correct the Record, which was founded by close Clinton ally David Brock and has been paid $275,000 by the Clinton campaign for “research,” insists that Clinton’s use of the private server and a personal email account as the nation’s top diplomat was a wise move in light of the numerous hacks carried out against the federal government’s computer systems.
But the pro-Clinton Super PAC’s defense of Clinton is curious given that she apologized earlier this week for not using an official state.gov email account.
“Yes, I should have used two email addresses, one for personal matters and one for my work at the State Department. Not doing so was a mistake. I’m sorry about it, and I take full responsibility,” Clinton wrote on Facebook.
The group’s argument relies on claims made by the State Department and Clinton herself that the private setup was not infiltrated by state-sponsored hackers.
Correct the Record’s 12-page report begins: