State Dept: No pressure to hide sensitive Clinton emails

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the attack on the US embassy in Libya, during a hearing in Washington on January 23, 2013The State Department said Friday it will review emails Hillary Clinton wrote on a private account while heading the agency, but denied being pressured to remove politically damaging revelations ahead of her likely presidential run. Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf acknowledged the agency was reviewing the emails “for public release,” in accordance with the guidelines of formal US Freedom of Information Act requests. Team Clinton has been barraged by Republican accusations that she set up the private system to prevent politically sensitive material from going public. Harf declined to provide details when pressed whether the State Department made efforts to improve the security of Clinton’s email server at her home, or provided strict guidance to Clinton for keeping her emails secure.

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