Washington, DC – The Department of State inspector general (IG) has determined that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “did not comply with the department's policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act” by not properly preserving e-mails on her personal server. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement:

“The inspector general's report confirming that Secretary Clinton flouted federal records laws is further evidence that she put her own interests before her duties to the law and national security through her use of an unsecured, private email server.  Secretary Clinton doesn't believe she has to follow the same rules as everyone else and, as the IG report suggests, this indifference may have opened up Clinton's communications to interception, as her personal server needed to be shut down in 2011 to combat persistent hacking attempts.  I urge the State Department to undertake measures to ensure compliance with the law and appropriately protect its communications."