A State Department investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server found hundreds of security violations and determined that at least 38 people were “culpable,” according to a report released Friday.
The internal review found the use of the server represented “an increased risk” of being compromised or inadvertently disclosed. But, investigators also concluded there was “no persuasive evidence” that anyone deliberately mishandled classified information
Using a private email system “added an increased degree of risk of compromise, as a private system lacks the network monitoring and intrusion detection capabilities of the State Department,” the review said.
Investigators covered 33,000 emails that Mrs. Clinton turned over for review. The State Department said it found a total of 588 violations, but it could only assign blame for 91 violations.
The reason the State Department could not assign fault was because some of the individuals left the agency during the time it took to complete the investigation.
Another obstacle, according to the report, was more than 30,000 records were reviewed.