Politics

Boehner: Clinton ‘Has Undermined Our National Security’

Kerry Picket Political Reporter

NEW YORK — House Speaker John Boehner said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has “undermined our national security” by using a personal email address and server as secretary of state.

Two inspectors general are reportedly calling on the Justice Department to investigate how Clinton handled classified documents, The New York Times reports.

“If Secretary Clinton truly has nothing to hide, she can prove it by immediately turning over her server to the proper authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record,” Boehner said.

“What these reports demonstrate is the inherent risk of conducting our nation’s diplomacy and foreign policy on your home email and personal server,” he continued. “Secretary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that the work-related emails on her private home server did not include classified information, but we know that is not true.

“She has claimed she is well-aware of what matters are classified and what are not, and yet she set up a personal email server to discuss matters of national security despite guidance to the contrary from both her State Department and the White House,” Boehner’s statement read. “Her poor judgment has undermined our national security, and it is time for her to finally do the right thing.”

The Times edited its initial story after publication, at Clinton’s request.

Clinton is in New York City Friday and expected to give remarks about the economy to supporters at New York University.