Transcript for Defense Secretary Admits Using Personal E-Mail Account for Public Business
There are new e-mail questions for a member of the Obama cabinet. Ash Carter used a personal account for public business for several months after taking over at the Pentagon. He now says that was a mistake and ABC's Mary Bruce is in Washington with the story. Reporter: Good morning, George. Defense secretary ash Carter admits he made a mistake breaking defense department rules by using his personal e-mail for official business even as Hillary Clinton was coming under fire for doing the same thing as secretary of state. Carter has now stopped using the account and even gone further limiting his use of e-mail altogether. The Pentagon says Carter never sent classified information over the personal account and the secretary is confident his work-related e-mails are preserved. He faces this as he visits commanders in Iraq. This is an embarrassment for the white house, no question and will likely draw attacks from republicans who say the administration isn't doing enough to safeguard sensitive information. George. Not what they want right now,
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