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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 Phoenix666 on Monday March 30 2015, @09:28PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday March 30 2015, @09:28PM (#164496) Journal

    Personally I don't care one whit about members of the Foreign Service dying under any circumstance. They, more than any other, are the children of privilege in this country. Them dying in an unstable 3rd world country is the closest thing they'll ever experience to facing the consequences of their actions. So, fuck them, they died.

    That said, Hillary Clinton campaigned for President last time on her "experience." She staged a famous commercial about what she'd do if an important call came in at 3am. In Benghazi, we rather have our answer: nothing. Now that she has a stint filling in as Sect. of State under Obama, how has that assessment changed? The answer: It hasn't. Not at all.

    Hillary must never be President because she is incompetent, and evil. She would use the office to get even with her and Bill's personal enemies, and nothing else. If the rest of us were lucky, we might hope she would accelerate the Second American Revolution we all know is coming. That's it. There is nothing more.

    Washington DC delenda est.
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