Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been caught in another lie regarding her private email accounts that she used during her tenure at the agency.
Though her lawyer David Kendall told the House Select Benghazi Committee that Clinton’s “email@example.com” email address “was not an address that existed during Secretary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State,” new emails obtained by the New York Times show that Clinton did indeed use that email address for official business.
Clinton emailed Jake Sullivan, her deputy chief of staff, to his “Sullivanjj@state.gov” government email account on at least three occasions while she was secretary of state from her “firstname.lastname@example.org” account.
Clinton sent Sullivan emails from her “email@example.com” account on April 8, 2011, January 5, 2012, and August 28, 2012, according to emails the Times published. Clinton served as secretary of state from January 21, 2009 to February 1, 2013.
As the Republican National Committee (RNC) pointed out, Hillary Clinton’s office also claimed that her “firstname.lastname@example.org” account was created in March of 2013.
“Secretary Clinton used one email account during her tenure at State (with the exception of her first weeks in office while transitioning from an email account she had previously used),” her office previously said in a statement. “In March 2013, a month after she left the Department, Gawker published the email address she used while Secretary, and so she had to change the address on her account.”
Clinton has already come under fire for using her private “email@example.com” account and a private email server to conduct all of her official business while she was secretary of state. She said she deleted more than 30,000 “personal” emails after she alone decided which emails on her private email server were “personal” or “work-related.” Clinton also reportedly wiped her private email server clean, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who chairs the House Select Benghazi Committee.