Clinton reportedly told State Dept. personnel not to use private email

Fox News is reporting that in a 2011 State Department cable, Hillary Clinton instructed employees not to use personal email. The cable cited security reasons.

All the while, as we now know, Clinton was using only her personal email to communicate electronically about State Department business.

The cable, which bears Clinton’s electronic signature, reportedly states that employees should “avoid conducting official Department from your personal e-mail accounts.” It also states that employees should not “auto-forward Department email to personal email accounts which is prohibited by Department policy.”

The cable cites the State Department procedures that prohibit using private email to conduct Department business. That procedure appears at 12 Foreign Affairs Manual, 544.3.

In a related development, the Washington Post reports that “Democratic activists” are “more eager than ever for alternatives [to Clinton] in 2016.”