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Judicial Watch's Cotca: Hillary Violated Civil Law

Friday, 01 May 2015 05:58 PM

Hillary Clinton violated civil laws in her use of a personal iPhone and iPad for official business as secretary of state — something a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch this week will reveal, the government watchdog's senior lawyer Ramona Cotca tells Newsmax.

"There are violations, definitely civil violations," Cotca said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, seeks any records pertaining to Clinton's request to use the personal devices for government communications rather than a government-issued device.

Last month, The Associated Press reported that Clinton had used an iPad to email members of her staff — contradicting her statements that she had used a secret email account so she could conveniently conduct official business on one electronic device alone, Cotca said.

Clinton has said she used a private server, possibly kept in her Chappaqua, New York, home, to conduct business so she would not have to have one device for personal email and one for business.

Republicans in Congress have accused her of stonewalling in releasing emails, though she said she had staff go through the server and turn over all government emails to the State Department. She says she then wiped the hard drive.

"The Federal Records Act is very clear with respect to records management . . . they're very clear you're supposed to retain these records for several reasons," Cotca told host Steve Malzberg.

"One is obviously the security issue, which will come into play with respect to use of the iPad or iPhone or her requests for that. But the other is so that the State Department or the government, if there is an FOIA request, is able to go and retrieve and easily retrieve those records.

"Obviously, when you have your email sent from a different account, not a government account, and they're backed up to a server that's not backed up to the State Department or to the government, there's an issue with respect to maintaining those records and also retrieving those records."

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Hillary Clinton violated civil laws in her use of a personal iPhone and iPad for official business as secretary of state — something a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch this week will reveal, the government watchdog's senior lawyer Ramona Cotca tells Newsmax.
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