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State Dept. denies 'lax culture'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 01:08

Following the FBI's recommendation that no charges be filed over Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers while secretary of state, a spokesman for the State Department says it does not have a 'lax culture' with regard to protecting classified information. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it disagreed with FBI Director James Comey's assessment that the department as a whole has a lax attitude toward security compared to other U.S. government offices. "We don't share the broad assessment made of our institution that there's a lax culture here when it comes to protecting classified information. We take it very, very seriously," State Department spokesman John Kirby told a news briefing. His comments came after Comey announced some of the results of the FBI's yearlong investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was in office. Comey said the FBI found evidence of a general lack of care for classified information at the State Department.

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State Dept. denies 'lax culture'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 01:08