Hillary Clinton appears to have “violated numerous State Department rules by using privately owned thumb drives to copy 30,000 of her official emails for her lawyer.” The Daily Caller,
The former Secretary of State in December 2014 downloaded 30,000 government emails created during her tenure in the position from her private server onto three commercial thumb drives, which her lawyer, David Kendall, transported to Washington, D.C…
In transferring her emails to private thumb drives, Clinton violated a slew of federal regulations, including those of her own State Department.
The State Department’s Foreign Affairs manual prohibits the storage of classified material on any external drive, stating, “the flash drive may only be used for the transfer of unclassified files.” Flash and thumb drives are treated inter-changeably by the rules.
Further, unclassified material must be on a “department owned” drive, not a personal or private sector drive.