State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday the agency is “fairly certain” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not sign a separation statement upon her departure from Foggy Bottom.
“We don’t have record of it,” Psaki admitted.
“Can you put to rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton, whether she signed this separation form or not?” asked The Associated Press’ Matt Lee.
“Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109,” Psaki said.
Psaki added that they also could not find forms signed by Clinton’s predecessors Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell either.
Employees leaving the State Department are required to sign the form, which says the employee turned over all official records before leaving. If Clinton signed the OF-109 form, some are saying she might have committed a felony given that she admitted to deleting 31,000 emails she deemed “personal.”
“So, when you say that you do not have any record of her signing it, does that mean that there is no such document with her signature on it in the file?” Lee followed up.
“That we have found access to? Yes,” Psaki said.
“So, in other words, you’re not sure that she did — or whether you’re still not sure if she did or didn’t?” Lee asked
“I think we’re fairly certain she did not,” Psaki admitted. “We don’t have record of it.”