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posted by martyb on Monday March 30 2015, @09:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the of-course-there-are-no-backups dept.

Anyone who follows American politics will have heard of Hillary Clinton's email server. Rather than using an official State Department address, she chose to use a private server for her official email. Federal law requires all official email to be archived on government servers. Armchair lawyers have pointed out that it doesn't require the use of government servers to send and receive the email, but the archival requirement is clear. This requirement was clearly violated in this case: in response to a subpoena, Hillary Clinton's private staff extracted emails from her private server and turned them over to the government. The contents of the server itself were never made available to the government, and now she has had the server erased:

Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said in a statement.

As Popehat tweeted:

I ask you, who among us hasn't wiped a server clean after its contents were requested by subpoena?

I naively wonder why she isn't in jail, but that's just me. Comments and views from those interested in American politics?

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Monday March 30 2015, @02:35PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 30 2015, @02:35PM (#164253) Homepage Journal

    For purposes of this "discussion", yes, it would have to be a female dog. It seems that libs are determined that "It's time" for a female president. And, I can go along with that. Just pick a decent candidate. That is the core of my diatribe. Damned near every town and village in America can claim at least one better candidate than Hillary Clinton.

    There is a supply side shortage of pronouns. You will take whatever you are offered.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 30 2015, @06:04PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 30 2015, @06:04PM (#164392)

    It seems that libs are determined that "It's time" for a female president.

    Unlike conservatives, us liberals and moderates don't give a flying fuck about the president's skin color or gender, all that we care about the president is that they represent us, which means we definitely don't want that bitch Hilary. Some talking heads may have "decided" that the next president should be a woman, but the non-conservatives of this country certainly haven't.

  • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Monday March 30 2015, @06:29PM

    by Reziac (2489) on Monday March 30 2015, @06:29PM (#164407) Homepage

    Can we borrow Margaret Thatcher? At least that way she'd have a brain.

    • (Score: 1) by Yog-Yogguth on Wednesday April 01 2015, @03:43PM

      by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2015, @03:43PM (#165437) Journal

      Link to the other comment [] explaining why that's not possible.

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      • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Wednesday April 01 2015, @06:17PM

        by Reziac (2489) on Wednesday April 01 2015, @06:17PM (#165506) Homepage

        I know, but even in the dug-up state, she'd still have more brain than ... my nightmare ticket, Feinstein and Boxer. I might even take Hilary over that!