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Watchdog: It’s ‘Hard To Believe’ Top State Dept. Official Was Unaware Of Hillary’s Email Server

(Full disclosure: I am quoted in the article referred to here)

The president of the conservative watchdog group Citizens United says it is “hard to believe” that Patrick Kennedy, pictured, the State Department’s under secretary for management, was unaware that Hillary Clinton used a private email server during her stint as secretary of state.

Last week, The Daily Caller reported that the State Department claimed that Kennedy, a 42-year veteran of the agency, was unaware that Clinton was utilizing the private email server as part of her off-the-books email setup.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner also said that Kennedy told the House Select Committee on Benghazi during an interview earlier this month that he did not know about the server.

But an email published last month showed that Kennedy was involved in an August 2011 email chain in which the server was discussed. And in that email, State’s then-executive secretary Stephen Mull so casually mentioned Clinton’s server that is appeared to not be secret among the upper echelons at the agency.

So who is Pat Kennedy anyway?

As under secretary for management, Kennedy oversees many operational aspects in the agency, including the departments that control IT and technology infrastructure. He also controls the office that handles Freedom of Information Act requests, which Clinton skirted by using the personal email account and server.

“The power behind the throne,” is how Peter Van Buren, a former foreign service officer and State Department whistleblower, described Kennedy in an interview.

“In terms of the day-to-day operations… he probably is the most powerful person in the building,” Van Buren continued, adding that Kennedy “essentially controls the personal and professional lives of almost all of the employees in the building. When you control the planning, the money, the tech, the security, you have your fingers on an awful lot of powerful buttons.”