The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials. She may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record.
Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act. "It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business," said attorney Jason R. Baron. A spokesman for Clinton defended her use of the personal email account and said she has been complying with the "letter and spirit of the rules."
(Score: 4, Informative) by infodragon on Wednesday March 04 2015, @03:37PM
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She also used a personal server at her residence physically protected by the secret service. This gave her a tremendous amount of legal leeway in dealing with control of email access.
I think it's cool from a geeks perspective that a politician ran their own server. As a citizen being served by a politician going to extraordinary means to control the public record I become extraordinarily suspicious and expect extraordinary scrutiny.
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(Score: 2) by ikanreed on Wednesday March 04 2015, @03:40PM
That's an important confounding factor, yeah.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 04 2015, @08:45PM
> I think it's cool from a geeks perspective that a politician ran their own server.
You know she didn't run it right? It was handled by her staff, hell she may not even have been actively part of the decision to do it. It isn't like the secstate cares about or even really is aware of the mechanics of these things.
For all we know she might have had a bad experience with the .gov servers when she was in congress, like excessive downtime, slow delivery, non-delivery, too much spam, arbitrary limits on the size of attachments, limited device compatibility, whatever and just told an aide "as secstate make sure I never have to deal with that bullshit."