Secrets have long slipped into State Department email

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As News Focuses On Murdered Va. Reporters, Hillary Slips In Apology For Private Email.

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. In the wake of yet another high profile shooting – this one aired on live television – some American politicians have again called for action on gun regulation.Hillary Clinton finally took responsibility for her decision to use a private email server as secretary of state late Wednesday afternoon, conspicuously on the same day the murder of two journalists dominated the news cycle. “I know the people have raised questions about my email use as secretary of state, and I understand why,” Clinton said at a campaign event, reported by The New York Times. “I get it.Aug 26, 2015: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaks during a news conference at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP) Hillary Clinton addressed the speculation over a possible entry by Vice President Biden into the 2016 race, saying he should be given the space to make the best decision for him and his family but she would press on with her campaign regardless. “He should have the space and the opportunity to decide what he wants to do,” Clinton said in a press conference in Iowa Wednesday. “I’m going to be running for president regardless.” The comments are among the first by the 2016 Democratic front-runner regarding the vice president’s potential entry into the party’s presidential primary.WASHINGTON — The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured e-mail during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by the Associated Press.

Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret. So here’s what I want the American people to know: My use of personal email was allowed by the State Department.” “I take responsibility for that decision,” she added. ” … I’m confident that this process will prove that I never sent, nor received, any email that was marked classified.” The admission of responsibility is a marked change from her previous tone on the email scandal. When the emails were released last year under the Freedom of Information Act, that and other information found to be classified were censored from public view.

Clinton told the crowd of more than 275, packed into a tiny meeting room at Morningside College on Wednesday afternoon. “You don’t ignore that, you figure out what we’re going to do to grow together,” she said. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s proud of kicking one of the country’s best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference — his latest clash with the media. ‘‘I think I handled that well. She has tried a number of mostly failed tactics, including laughing it off, playing the victim card and blaming the whole thing on a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” An FBI probe into the matter has found emails with classified information from the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Fox News reported Tuesday. I’ve done none of that.” Clinton said she understood it would be a hard decision for the 72-year-old to run, especially considering the death of his son Beau in May after a long fight with brain cancer. “I was at his son’s funeral, and I cannot even imagine the grief and the heartbreak. It’s a very political, difficult issue in America, but I believe we are smart enough, we are compassionate enough, to figure out how to balance the legitimate Second Amendment rights with preventive measures and control measures so that whatever motivated this murderer, who eventually took his own life, we will not see more deaths — needless, senseless deaths. “What we know is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.” “While there is no piece of legislation that will end all violence in this country, there are some commonsense things that only Congress can do that we know would have a tangible impact in reducing gun violence in this country,” Earnest said.

Photo: Reuters Just hours after the cameraman Adam Ward, 27 and reporter Alison Parker, 24, were shot dead while conducting an interview, the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton made a forceful statement. “We’ve got to do something,” she told reporters. “It’s a very difficult, political issue. I got a lot of credit for it,’’ Trump boasted to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a day after his bodyguards escorted Univision’s Jorge Ramos out of the event. In proclaiming her agricultural bona fides, she recalled her battles as a senator from New York to connect New York City’s lower-income and often hungry population with upstate farmers.

Bush went on to criticize Trump’s immigration plan, specifically his proposal to build a massive wall on the Mexican border, calling it impractical and at odds with conservative principles because of its cost. President Barack Obama, who earlier this year said his inability to convince congress to introduce changes such as universal background checks was his greatest frustration in office, discussed the issue during a pre-arranged interview with a Philadelphia TV station that has not yet aired in full. The first step, she said, was simply convincing those around her in Washington that New York had farmers at all. “A lot of my colleagues in the Senate didn’t believe me,” Mrs. — Jeb Bush has spent much of his campaign for president trying to prove that he’s not riding the coattails of his brother and father, two former presidents.

Clinton’s use of a home server makes her case unique, but it’s not clear whether the security breach would have been any less had she used government email. But perhaps nothing reflects so favorably on the latest Bush to seek the White House as the difference between how he, in stark contrast to his brother, handled the fury of nature.

Clinton reiterated plans to expand the use of solar panels by half a billion by the end of her first presidential term and to expand biofuel use and research. In that attack a gunman using a Glock pistol similar to that used on Wednesday hit 19 people, killing six of them, before he was tackled while trying to reload his gun. “Our country has a gun violence problem, and shootings like these are far too common in our country. She became the most passionate, however, when speaking about a cause she brings up regularly on the campaign trail: drug addiction. “I want to focus on the people of rural America,” she said, her voice becoming hushed as she listed the devastation that drugs have caused in parts of the country. “Meth, pills, overdoses, lost lives, broken families.” And finally, before making a pledge about her candidacy and willingness to work across the aisle, Mrs.

Pelofsky, a senior adviser to then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice, gives an update on efforts to locate US Ambassador Chris Stevens, who died in the attack. Morgan Griffith, a Republican congressman representing Virginia published a statement expressing his sadness and offering his prayers for the families of the dead and wounded. While the NRA can make political life difficult for some Democrats, it can utterly destroy Republican careers, especially during primary process when candidates are pursing the most conservative voters in the country.

It is unclear how a gun might have helped save the life of Adam Ward, who was shot in the back while filming Alison Parker, who was killed seconds later. On the night of the Benghazi attack on Sept. 11, 2012, department officials emailed one another about extraordinarily sensitive matters, including the movement of Libyan militias and the locations of key Americans. Many of the emails to Clinton came from email accounts, noted Steven Aftergood, an expert on classification at the Federation of American Scientists. “So if there is routine security screening and monitoring of incoming and outgoing State Department emails, anything that is classified should have been flagged.

But even the middle-tier “secret” network is cumbersome for many in the agency, said officials who would not be quoted when discussing internal security policies. Lots of State Department information is meant for use, sharing and interaction with foreign officials, the vast majority of whom aren’t authorized to receive classified U.S. material.

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