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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: 3, Interesting) by hemocyanin on Wednesday March 04 2015, @04:00PM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Wednesday March 04 2015, @04:00PM (#153097) Journal

    There is no question that HRC is neo-con warmonger. Just look at her prior to war in Iraq, frothing at the mouth to kill for no reason: []

    • 1:40 HRC enters room
    • ~ Code pink intro: war in Iraq will harm American and Iraqi families and cost a lot.
    • 6:30 HRC parrots the WMD arguments, blames the danger to Iraqis on Hussein, ignores harm to Americans, financial costs, and the fact that Iraq was not a threat to the US nor involved in 9/11.
    • 8:52 HRC lies about careful review of WMD info. HRC never even read the National Intelligence Estimate which while suggesting WMDs existed, also contained significant disagreements with that conclusion that a reader not interested in a particular outcome would have agreed called the whole thing into question.
    • 10:00 Audience member: not up to the US to disarm Hussein, up to the world community, Iraq has no connection to terrorism, not only are Iraqi people in danger, so are US people, and will harm the economy. It's reckless.
    • 11:14 HRC: The world community would not take on difficult problems without US forcing the issue. Goes on and on about Bosnia. Segues into how GWB tax cuts are a bad idea.
    • 13:29 Interesting note on the negative effect of the tax cuts: "Here at home, this administration is bankrupting our economy forcing us to make the worst kinds of false choices between national and homeland security, which they don't fund ..."
    • -- IOW, HRC would have preferred GWB raise taxes for more war and domestic surveillance. --
    • 14:12 HRC is given a pink slip
    • 14:20 HRC goes off: "I am the Senator from NY I will never put my people at risk ..."
    • -- Yeah, like Saddam had anything to do with 9/11
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