Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton delivers dinner remarks at EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. At the same time, the department is investigating whether Clinton violated policies intended to protect sensitive information when she conducted all of her official business through a personal account while serving as secretary from 2009 to 2013, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing a senior department official. Using personal email did not automatically break rules, but the department is determining whether work emails sent from that private account contained information that must be handled on a system meeting specific security protocols, the Washington Post reported.

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Join an InstaMeet at the White House

On March 5, 2015, in White House 2.0, by Obama Watcher

Calling all Instagram users: For the first time ever, the White House is joining a Worldwide InstaMeet!

On the weekend of March 21, people all over the world will meet up and take photos together as part of the 11th Worldwide InstaMeet. To celebrate, we’re inviting some of our Instagram followers to filter their way through the White House and share its history, art, and architecture with their followers.

Here's what you need to know:

  • We're hosting an InstaMeet at the White House on Saturday, March 21.
  • Right now, you can apply to join at WhiteHouse.gov/social. (Don't wait! The form closes at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, March 6.)
  • Spread the word using #WHInstaMeet.

President Obama and the First Lady are committed to opening the doors of the White House and truly making it the "People’s House." Our InstaMeet continues a series of online and offline engagement events that invite citizens around the country to engage with their government.

Apply to join our InstaMeet on March 21, then follow our official accounts: @WhiteHouse, @MichelleObama, and the Chief Official White House Photographer @PeteSouza.

 

Join an InstaMeet at the White House

On March 5, 2015, in White House 2.0, by Obama Watcher

Calling all Instagram users: For the first time ever, the White House is joining a Worldwide InstaMeet!

On the weekend of March 21, people all over the world will meet up and take photos together as part of the 11th Worldwide InstaMeet. To celebrate, we’re inviting some of our Instagram followers to filter their way through the White House and share its history, art, and architecture with their followers.

Here's what you need to know:

  • We're hosting an InstaMeet at the White House on Saturday, March 21.
  • Right now, you can apply to join at WhiteHouse.gov/social. (Don't wait! The form closes at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, March 6.)
  • Spread the word using #WHInstaMeet.

President Obama and the First Lady are committed to opening the doors of the White House and truly making it the "People’s House." Our InstaMeet continues a series of online and offline engagement events that invite citizens around the country to engage with their government.

Apply to join our InstaMeet on March 21, then follow our official accounts: @WhiteHouse, @MichelleObama, and the Chief Official White House Photographer @PeteSouza.