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Cheney 'Surprised' Clinton Didn't Follow Email Rules

Cheney 'Surprised' Clinton Didn't Follow Email Rules
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By    |   Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:20 AM

Officials who have security clearances are briefed when receiving those clearances, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday, and he finds it surprising that someone like Hillary Clinton wouldn't have known the rules of dealing with emails.

"I'm surprised that someone who's Secretary of State apparently didn't follow the rules or didn't know them," Cheney told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "For her to have in her home a server for her email setup, it's beyond comprehension. I don't know what they thought they were doing."

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Cheney was on the morning show with daughter Liz, a Fox News correspondent, as part of a media push for their new book, "Exceptional," and explained that the Clinton server issues are "a serious matter."

"There are certain rules, procedures, statutes about how you treat classified information," Cheney said, explaining that there is a "lot of sensitivity around you all the time," and that when officials like Clinton go into certain meetings, electronic devices are "thrown in a basket" so there are no electronic communications.

Further, he doesn't think there are any loopholes that would give Clinton an excuse for using a private email server.

"The question you say to yourself, was she naive and competent enough to think she could function this way or think rules don't apply to her," he said. "No matter how you answer that question, it raises concerns for her being president."

Cheney said that President Barack Obama had ways to correct Clinton's use of the private server, and he assumes that he didn't know she had it.

Meanwhile, Cheney repeated his assertion that it would be a "great idea" for Vice President Joe Biden to join the presidential race.

"He would add a lot to the race," said Cheney. "They're short on candidates on their side. They need more."

On the book, Cheney's daughter Liz, says that it explains how the world needs the United States, as it is "unlike any other community of nations and national body," and that the U.S.  needs to be "out there protecting and defending peace and freedom."

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Officials who have security clearances are briefed when receiving those clearances, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday, and he finds it surprising that someone like Hillary Clinton wouldn't have known the rules of dealing with emails.
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