Boehner Disappointed, Says Clinton Isn't Transparent Enough

House Speaker John Boehner is pretty disappointed with Hillary Clinton's heavy reliance on her personal email account while performing her official duties as secretary of state. He says, "President [Barack] Obama frequently promised that his would be 'the most transparent administration in history. Perhaps he forgot to mention this commitment to his first secretary of state?"

First reported by The New York Times, Clinton's personal email account was discovered by the House Select Committee on Benghazi investigating the fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The committee was sent 900 pages, covering around 300 emails, about the Benghazi siege in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other Americans, including two Navy SEALS. Yet, since Clinton kept a private email account, documents regarding the attack may not have been shared with the Benghazi committee, which Boehner created. In addition, two months ago, Clinton aides pored over tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails to determine which ones to turn over to the agency. A total of 55,000 pages of emails were eventually handed over to the State Department.

Boehner believes Clinton's private email account "shielded her" from the agency's searches of her official work. Boehner further defended his stance by stating, "How many emails were in Mrs. Clinton's account is not clear, and neither is the process her advisers used to determine which ones related to her work at the State Department before turning them over. Our interest here is not in producing a story. Our interest here is in gaining access to all of the documents, all of the emails, all of the witnesses, and producing a final and definitive accounting and one that is frankly worthy of the respect of our fellow citizens."

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