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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: 2) by TK-421 on Monday March 30 2015, @06:14PM

    by TK-421 (3235) on Monday March 30 2015, @06:14PM (#164397) Journal

    Don't confuse access to health care with access to health insurance.

    Assuming a patient in the U.S. and you have no health insurance, you can absolutely get emergency care along with critical care (brain surgery, cancer care, heart surgery). You may be hopelessly in debt at the end of it, and it might not mean you got access to the absolute best of the best WRT doctors but you still have access. Even without health insurance you can negotiate through a lot of the costs of emergency care in the case of say a broken arm.

    I agree, health insurance is a big deal. People need catastrophic coverage. How do we get it? I don't have a lot of ideas to be honest. Getting gainful employment is always helpful. I know a lot of folks on here complain about that, but to be honest my state is hiring and so is my company (software company). If you can code you can get a check here. In the event of unemployment well, to be honest that is the first time that many people have the chance to learn the true cost of their coverage. You have all kinds of people who run around with coverage and if you ask them the total cost of their policy they will give you the dollar amount they personally have to pay and they omit the portion paid by their employer (70-90%). They lose their job and they get hit with COBRA, the full cost, which is staggering at the worst time. If I lost my job I wouldn't care about keeping my old policy, I would only care about the catastrophic coverage. I suspect if the industry and employers worked together they could devise something like this.

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