Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has slammed former secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her "audacity" in using personal email to conduct official business and for exposing sensitive information to security risks, according to The Weekly Standard.
"It's a logical assumption that the secretary of state is talking about highly confidential classified information. How can she ensure that that information wasn't compromised?" Walker told the Standard.
"I think that's the bigger issue — is the audacity to think that someone would put their personal interest above classified, confidential, highly sensitive information that's not only important to her but to the United States of America. I think it is an outrage that Democrats as well as Republicans should be concerned about."
The likely 2016 presidential contender
also rejected claims that he is being hypocritical on the issue given he was investigated for use of private email during his tenure as a Milwaukee County executive. After a three-year probe, just two staff members were prosecuted.
Walker insisted that Clinton's situation could in no way be compared to his.
"I think arguably the craziest news story out of it is that someone who appears to have been an intern years ago wrote a draft letter in response to a request to put up a menorah candle for Hanukkah and at the end said Molotov instead of Mazel Tov," Walker said, according to the Standard.
"If that's the craziest thing you can look at, most people realize that really wasn't much of anything."
The Standard noted that several newspapers exonerated him.
"While Walker's county administration made some questionable hires, Walker himself avoided much taint," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported when the investigation closed in 2013.
"Certainly, the governor comes out of this pretty much Clean Gene," William Jennaro, a former judge and prosecutor, told the Journal Sentinel.
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