Video has emerged showing Hillary Clinton admitting in 2014 that when she was secretary of state she could not use computers and personal communications devices — such as BlackBerries — while visiting countries like China and Russia because they were vulnerable to being hacked.
But Clinton’s claim that she did not use such devices is questionable given that her emails, which have been released by the State Department, show that she sent dozens of messages while visiting China and Russia.
“Every time I went to countries like China or Russia we couldn’t take our computers, we couldn’t take our personal devices, we couldn’t take anything off the plane because they’re so good,” Clinton said at an event held on Nov. 9, 2014, several months before news of her personal email use broke.
Clinton used a personal BlackBerry hooked up to her personal email account to conduct government business while in office. The emails were maintained on a private email server managed by State Department IT specialist Bryan Pagliano.