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Hice, Jordan, and Meadows Urge Cummings to Examine Widespread Security Protocol Breaches at the State Department

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Washington, June 18, 2019 | comments

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Committee, Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security, sent a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requesting a hearing to examine widespread security protocol breaches at the State Department concerning former Secretary Hillary Clinton's private email server.

In a letter dated June 5, 2019, to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Department wrote, "given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton's private emails server, the Department's process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resources.

Excerpts from the letter:

"On June 5, 2019, the State Department disclosed that it had determined 15 officials had committed a total of 30 security infractions and violations as a result of communications with Secretary Clinton through her private email arrangement. The State Department's review remains ongoing and they have signaled the likelihood of further disclosures of personnel and security incidents before the conclusion of its review."

"Given your previous statements about protecting our national security interests, I hope you would agree that the Committee should take immediate action on this matter. The wide-ranging fallout from these mishandling instances should not be minimized and obscured."

Full text of the letter can be found here.

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