Clinton had no official Blackberry: State Dept

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) checks her Blackberry phone as she attended an event in Busan, Korea, November 30, 2011Piling on more embarrassment for Hillary Clinton amid a row about her emails, US officials revealed Thursday that during her time as secretary of state she had eschewed a government-issued cell phone. Clinton is at the center of a political firestorm about her use of a private email account during her four years as secretary of state, and her attempt earlier this week to douse the flames left many questions unanswered. She insisted the private computer server that hosted her 60,000-plus emails during her tenure — half of which she deemed to be official government business — would not be handed over to the State Department or an independent body for review. The State Department is trawling through those emails she has submitted to see which ones can be released to the public.

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