WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton’s private server was temporarily unprotected by security features in December 2010, when the then-secretary of state had technical problems with her email.
In 2011, Clinton’s server was hacked multiple times, newly-disclosed papers show, the Russia Today television channel reported on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the legal advocacy group Judicial Watch published a batch of back-and-forth emails between high-level State Department technical support and Clinton staffers as they tried to fix a serious problem with the secretary’s private home email server.
According to December 2010 emails, one of Clinton's closest aides, Huma Abedin, reported that some people within the State Department, using the state.gov domain, were not receiving emails sent from the Clintons’ private clintonemail.com server.
“There are many messages and responses not received,” one of the officials, Cindy Almodovar, wrote to S/ES-IRM staff, delivering Huma’s complaint.
Just a month before the email issue arose, in November 2010, Abedin and Clinton discussed that department employees were not receiving emails sent by then-secretary, the newly-released emails indicate.
“We should talk about putting you on state email or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to spam,” Abedin wrote to Clinton on November 13, 2010.
In response, the secretary wrote: “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.”