State Dept.: Hillary Clinton Violated Policy for Nearly 6 Years

The former secretary of state tweeted earlier that she wanted the public to see her emails.
2:04 | 03/06/15

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And back here at home now, and to the firestorm over Hillary Clinton. Opting for private e-mail over a government account. The former secretary of state now tweeting that she wants the public to see her e-mail. But how long will that take, and did she break the rules after all? Plus, the video tonight, now surfacing, shows Mrs. Clinton questioning the bush administration's use of secret e-mail accounts of their own. ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl. Reporter: Today, ABC news has learned Hillary Clinton violated state department e-mail policy for all four years she served as secretary of state. A senior state department official items us, while Mrs. Clinton was secretary, state department employees were only allowed to use private e-mail if they turned them over to be entered into government computers, and until they did that, they were in violation of the rules. Mrs. Clinton did not turn over e-mails until late last year, nearly two years after she stepped down as secretary. She has been silent on this controversy, but back when she last ran for president, Mrs. Clinton was quite vocal on government officials who use vie Pratt e-mails. Our constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, we know about the secret military tribunals, the secret white house e-mail accounts. Reporter: So far, the only comment directly from Mrs. Clinton was that tweet late last night. Calling on the state department to release publicly the e-mails she has turned over. At least one democrat, the former chair of the south Carolina democratic party, and a supporter of vice president Biden, lashed out at Mrs. Clinton's e-mail practices in about interview on CNN. Is that what we really want in a presidential candidate and is that really what we want in a president? Who the hell is running this campaign? Jon Karl live from the white house tonight. Jon, we saw the tweet, Mrs. Clinton asking the state department to release the e-mails. What kind of timeline are we really looking at here? Could take months? Reporter: Yes, David. In fact, the state department told me today, it will take several months to release those e-mails and, remember, these are only the e-mails that Mrs. Clinton chose to send over to the state department. All right, Jon Karl with us live from the white house again tonight. Jon, thank you.

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