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Clinton Broke Rules But Nothing Illegal, Inspector General Finds

File photo of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checking her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli

The Inspector General’s report finds that rules were broken but that nothing illegal is apparent.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton violated federal records rules through her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, a State Department audit has concluded.

“At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department issues before leaving government service,” says an audit by the State Department Inspector General, obtained by NBC News.

“Because she did not do so, she did not comply with the [State] Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”

The audit found that such problems went beyond Clinton, and that Colin Powell and others also failed to preserve government-related emails when he was secretary of state.

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