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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 jmorris on Wednesday March 04 2015, @09:00PM

    by jmorris (4844) on Wednesday March 04 2015, @09:00PM (#153238)

    "Possibly Breaking Rules"

    I would single out this joint's obvious bias but everybody else is taking the same Party Line stand.

    Apparently she was never even assigned an official State Dept email account. That means everybody at State who had any official dealings with her knew she was breaking the law. Every journalist who interacted with her knew she was breaking the law. And every single one kept the secret. Really? She wasn't even trying to be clever or hide, yet she KNEW everyone would keep her secret. Just like every reporter knew about FDR being a cripple and kept the secret from the rest of the country, every reporter knew JFK was a pervert with severe medical issues and kept the secret. Every reporter knew about Bubba Clinton's antics and kept the secret until Matt Drudge broke the rules. Do we want to know how many secrets they are keeping for Obama?

    This case is not about "possibly breaking rules", it is committing a felony. No wiggle room, no grey area, no debate. But to say that means her run for President is stillborn so that isn't said.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 05 2015, @04:41AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 05 2015, @04:41AM (#153388)

    > This case is not about "possibly breaking rules", it is committing a felony.

    Just for shits and giggles, can you point me at the specific law in question?
    You know she committed a felony so you must know the law that was broken, right?
    I mean, you wouldn't have based your entire tirade on hyperbole now, would you?