Hillary Clinton told lawmakers Thursday that she did not have a computer in her office, as she also claimed that she did not conduct a lot of her business on email.
Clinton was asked by Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., at the House Committee on Benghazi why there was no record of any emails to or from Clinton about an explosion at the compound in Libya in April 2012.
“What kind of culture was created in the State Department that your folks couldn’t tell you in an email about a bomb in April of 2012?” Brooks said.
“Well congresswoman, I did not conduct most of the business that I did on behalf of our country on email. I conducted it in meetings, I read massive amounts of memos, great deal of classified information, I made a lot of secure phone calls, I was in and out of the White House all the time,” Clinton said.
The former secretary of state emphasized her point by telling Brooks that she did not have a computer in her office.
“If you were to be in my office in the State Department, I did not have a computer, I did not do the vast majority of my work on email,” Clinton said.
Clinton was responding to a broader line of questioning about how her email communications about Libya dropped off significantly from 2011 to 2012, when the situation in the country became significantly more dire after the fall of dictator Muammar Qaddafi.