State Department Did Not Disclose Clinton Server Info to DHS

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August 24, 2015

The State Department may have broken federal rules by failing to disclose information about Hillary Clinton’s private email server to the Department of Homeland Security, Fox News reported on Monday.

DHS said it had no records showing that the State Department included Clinton’s email server in a list of systems and vulnerabilities that it was required to submit monthly, according to Fox News.

Federal agencies are reportedly required under a 2010 law to turn over a list every 30 days so DHS can conduct an audit of potential problem areas. The absence of DHS records about Clinton’s server indicates that it was never audited.

The news raises fresh questions about whether the State Department failed to hold Clinton to the same set of security requirements as other federal officials, even at the risk of cyber security threats.

The State Department did not respond to questions on Monday about who was responsible for submitting the monthly list to DHS.

The State Department has been criticized for a lack of adequate oversight under Hillary Clinton. There was no permanent inspector general at the agency during Clinton’s tenure, and the acting IG, Harold Geisel, was a former ambassador under President Bill Clinton. Geisel was also reportedly a close friend of State Department undersecretary for management Patrick Kennedy, who was responsible for State Department security issues.