Tim Kaine, Democratic vice presidential candidate, went on the defensive over Hillary Clinton’s email errors, stating that the former secretary of state was unaware that some of the messages contained sensitive information because they were not labeled as such, a report from Reuters says.
The FBI concluded its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server use in July and mishandling of emails that contained classified information. While Clinton was not charged, the FBI chief said the Democratic nominee was “extremely careless” in her handling of sensitive information.
According to the FBI’s records, which were released on Friday, Clinton told investigators that she could not recall receiving any briefings on how to comply with laws regarding the preservation of federal records or how to handle classified information.
Speaking to ABC’s “This Week,” Tim Kaine said “the volume of information received by government officials often makes it difficult to know what information has been declared classified.”
Kaine said emails were sent to Clinton that had been “improperly marked.”
“When she received the email, the material that was classified – which is supposed to be flagged and identified as classified – in many instances was improperly labeled,” the Democratic vice presidential candidate added.
He noted that officials receive so much material that it can be difficult to know whether a paragraph or a statement contained classified information.
While Clinton has repeatedly stated that she did not use her private server to send or receive classified information, the former secretary of state says she regrets using the server.