Clinton had right to delete personal e-mails: US Justice

Hillary Clinton had the right to delete messages from her personal e-mail account that she deemed non-work related while she was Secretary of State, the US Department of Justice said in a court filing. The filing obtained by AFP Saturday came in response to legal action filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative monitoring group that wants access to all of Clinton’s e-mail while she was the top US diplomat. “There is no question that former Secretary Clinton had authority to delete personal emails without agency supervision — she appropriately could have done so even if she were working on a government server,” the Justice Department wrote in a document filed this week in US District Court in Washington.

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