As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton adopted a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do attitude regarding the use of personal email accounts for business, according to FBI documents released Monday.
The Democratic presidential nominee admittedly sent and received thousands of emails on her personal email account, using a server at her suburban New York home while heading the State Department.
Yet early in her tenure she advised staffers against it.
"Clinton sent out an all-staff cable that personal email should not be used day-to-day for business purposes and that personal email is not secure, so do not use them for business purposes," according to an FBI report released as part of a 100-page document dump. "After Clinton's time as Secretary of State, there was also State guidance that if State employees had to use their personal email for business purposes they should send a carbon copy (Cc) to their ".gov" work email as well."
The documents were part of a probe into whether Clinton broke any laws by sending or receiving classified government materials through her private account. FBI Director James Comey said Clinton was negligent with how she handled emails, but he declined to charge her criminally.
The documents contain other disclosures of policy issues.