Clinton Reportedly Routed E-mails Through a 'Homebrew' Server

The server was “registered under an apparent pseudonym,” Eric Hoteham, according to the Associated Press.

A SUV enters U.S. Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) property June 3, 2008 in Chappaqua, New York.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private e-mail service was run out of her Chappaqua, N.Y., home in an unusual arrangement that suggested a heavy emphasis on privacy, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, citing a review of Internet records.

Rather than using a commercial e-mail service from Google or Yahoo, or a federal server like most government employees, Clinton relied on the “homebrew” clintonemail.com address, giving her “impressive control over limiting access to her message archives,” according to the report.

The server was “registered under an apparent pseudonym,” Eric Hoteham, according to the report. A Clinton spokesperson did not respond to the news agency's questions.

Clinton, the all-but-declared frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, met intense scrutiny after the New York Times reported Monday that she used only personal e-mail as President Obama's top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.

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