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John Boehner Calls For Hillary Clinton To 'Come Clean' About Personal Email Use

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Speaker of the House John Boehner has once again called for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to hand over her email server as part of an investigation into her use of four private email accounts during her tenure as secretary of state, The Huffington Post reported.

Clinton has said none of the emails contained classified information, but Boehner has expressed doubts. 

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"Despite evidence to the contrary, Secretary Clinton continues to maintain that she never had classified emails. Now let's not be foolish," Boehner told reporters at a news conference. "She knows exactly how classifying materials works. At this point the best thing for Mrs. Clinton to do is to come clean and just turn the server over to the IG (inspector general) at the State Department.”

Inspector General Charles McCullough oversees U.S. intelligence agencies. Last week, McCullough told members of Congress in a letter that, upon reading a sample of 40 of roughly 30,000 emails attached to Clinton’s private account, four of them contained information that was classified at the time of being sent or received.

"This classified information should never have been transmitted via an unclassified personal system," McCullough said in a joint statement with Steve Linick, his peer in the State Department.

This isn’t the first time Boehner has called for Clinton to turn over her email server, Politico reported. “(I)t’s very important for Secretary Clinton to turn over her personal servers to a neutral third party,” Boehner said in March. “That’s the fairest way to make sure that we have all the documents that belong to the public and, ultimately, all the facts.”

Sources: The Huffington Post, Politico / Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr