State Dept audit faults Clinton in emails

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Dunmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report by the agency’s inspector general Wednesday.

It cites “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” related to communications. These started before Clinton’s appointment as secretary of state, but her failures were singled out as more serious.

The review came after revelations Clinton exclusively used a private email account and server while in office. Clinton is now the likely Democratic presidential nominee.

The 78-page report says the department and its secretaries were “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership.”

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