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State Department did nothing to protect Clinton emails after hack

WASHINGTON Despite a hack two years ago that publicly exposed Hillary Clinton's emails, the State Department took no action to shore up the security of the former secretary of state's private computer server. A State Department official said the department could not do anything in response to the March 2013 hack of longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal because it occurred on a nongovernmental computer system. The hacked emails, which included Blumenthal's frequent correspondence with Clinton while she was in office in 2012, were sent by the Romanian hacker to media organizations, which later posted them online. The disclosure renews questions of when State...

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