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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: 2) by infodragon on Thursday March 05 2015, @12:05AM

    by infodragon (3509) on Thursday March 05 2015, @12:05AM (#153304)

    It's not my theory. I'm trying to state that there are theoretical scenarios that can be malicious. When a pubic servant goes to such extraordinary efforts that allow circumvention (doesn't mean she did) then extraordinary scrutiny should be applied.

    However after the media hubub and all the back and forth it will be business as usual.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 05 2015, @04:36AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 05 2015, @04:36AM (#153385)

    > It's not my theory.

    Yeah, sure.