Hillary Clinton told an email correspondent in February 2012 that she lost his email along with a bunch of others when she switched Blackberry devices.
“Dear Hank,” Clinton wrote to Massachusetts state representative Harold Naughton on Feb. 5, 2012. “When I switched blackberries last week, I lost a bunch of emails, including yours.”
Clinton appointed Naughton to the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board in 2011.
The email raises questions over just how many other emails Clinton has lost.
A search of all of Clinton’s work-related emails that have been released by the State Department shows no record of an email from Naughton in the days, weeks, or months before Clinton’s message. She did correspond with Naughton in 2010 and early 2011, a database of Clinton’s emails shows.
When Clinton’s use of a personal email account was first revealed in March, she insisted that she turned over all of her work-related emails to the State Department in December. The records totaled more than 55,000 pages of emails. She has since had to revise that claim after it was discovered that she sent emails from a different address during her first few months in office.
In August, Clinton signed a sworn affidavit stating:
I have directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.