September 22, 2015: There is a dispute over how the State Department first came to request Clinton’s private emails.

The Washington Post notices a conflict between accounts by Clinton and by the State Department. On September 20, 2015, Clinton claimed, “When we were asked to help the State Department make sure they had everything from other secretaries of state, not just me, I’m the one who said, ‘Okay, great, I will go through them again. And we provided all of them.’”

But, as the Post describes it, State Department officials say “the request was not simply about general record-keeping but was prompted entirely by the discovery that Clinton had exclusively used a private email system. They also said they first contacted her in the summer of 2014, at least three months before the agency [formally] asked Clinton and three of her predecessors to provide their emails.” (The Washington Post, 9/22/2015

When Clinton is asked about this discrepancy, she says, “I don’t know that. I can’t answer that. All I know is that they sent the same letter to everybody. That’s my understanding.” (The Des Moines Register, 9/23/2015)