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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 30 2015, @04:47PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 30 2015, @04:47PM (#164352)

    Oh stop.

    There isn't any substantial difference between Democrat and Republican. They are both right-wing parties, pro-corporate, pro-finance sector, pro-intelectual property, pro-surveillance, pro-war, ...

    The only place they really differ is how much they pander to the religious right-wing in this country. Republicans are far more likely to claim the earth is 6000 years old than Democrats. And, Republicans want to be able to legislate what you can and cannot do in your bedroom.

    And, every major media outlet in the U.S. is owned by the rich who still tend to favor Republican. NBC used to be owned by GE who is a major weapons manufacturer. At the time of GE's ownership, the far right was complaining that NBC was "liberal" and anti-war. GE used to force their employees to watch right-wing propaganda narrated by Ronald Reagan for fucks sake. The NY Times suppressed the story of illegal US surveillance under Bush until after Bush was re-elected, because... they are so left leaning?!!! Rupert Murdock stated that he uses his media outlets to promote his viewpoints, in so many words.

    So just stop with this bullshit.

    Both right-wing parties suck, and all major media in this country leans right to extreme-right.

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