Congress Asked Hillary About Personal Email Account in 2012

According to a Fox News report, Congress questioned then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a letter about her use of a private email address in concert with her duties as the head of the agency.

In the letter dated Dec. 13, 2012, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, posed the first question among the eight in the letter which asked directly whether she or any other official in her administration had “ever used a personal email account to conduct official business”.

The letter was delivered to Sec. Clinton a full month and a half before her last day with the agency, yet records show she failed to respond. Instead, the committee received an official response from the State Department quoting the agency’s policy on email use but not directly answering any of the questions in the letter.

What’s more, the response from the State Department was not received by the committee until March 27, more than three months after the letter was issued by Issa and well after Hillary’s resignation.