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Cotton Statement on Top Secret Designation of 22 of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

January 29, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the disclosure that 22 emails found on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal email account were deemed "top secret":

"We now know Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account during her tenure at the State Department wasn't just negligent, it was completely dangerous. Housing top-secret emails on an unsecure, personal server put our national security at grave risk. Did our enemies hack these emails? And were lives put at risk as a result? To put our country in danger for personal convenience is arrogant and irresponsible - and it's illegal. She should face the same consequences that any federal employee who behaved similarly would face, including criminal prosecution."