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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 04 2015, @12:07PM   Printer-friendly
from the one-rule-for-them dept.

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."

 
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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 04 2015, @03:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 04 2015, @03:57PM (#153095)

    The most practical definition of power is immunity from consequences.
    The more powerful you are, the more severe the consequences you can make go away by applying that power.

    Rule of law is supposed to prevent that, but it is a human institution and thus is subject to the application of power itself. The stronger the rule of law, the more power that must be applied to escape it. That's the best we can realistically hope for.

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