Behind Clinton's mishandling of classified materials, a failure to take required ethics courses
There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton or her top aides completed ethics training when they started at the State Department as required by federal law.The State Department will not confirm that they did not take the required course despite the lack of any record showing that they did. Their silence suggests they do not have a good answer on the issue. It is certainly more evidence of her lack of management skills.
State Department records show only three of nine top Clinton aides took the mandated training for new employees. Records also suggest that none of seven top aides required to take subsequent annual training completed it.
No records indicate whether Clinton herself took any training.
Many of the aides still work for Clinton on her presidential campaign or are advising her in her bid for the White House against Republican Donald Trump in November.
The documents were obtained by the Republican National Committee, which filed a lawsuit to get them after a Freedom of Information Act request did not produce them.
Clinton’s campaign did not respond to questions about whether she and her aides completed training.