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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 31 2015, @07:41PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 31 2015, @07:41PM (#164997)

    So here with HRC, we have a possibly dirty cop looking for promotion. You say she should get it.

    Where the fuck did I say that? Oh right, I didn't, so its just a straw man. Do you have any non-fallicious arguments?

    Like I said, I'll believe you're honest about your intentions in attacking her when you attack everyone doing this kind of shit equally and not just her. Your actions, along with everyone else in the Fox News-worshiping crowd, make it clear that the entire point of this circus is not to get justice or anything except to smear the "other team". When your actions are biased, its obvious as fuck, everyone sees it and everyone knows it, so stop with the theatric outage, straw men, and ad hominems when people call you out for it.

  • (Score: 2) by hemocyanin on Tuesday March 31 2015, @09:42PM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Tuesday March 31 2015, @09:42PM (#165078) Journal

    I don't even watch TV and I'm since I'm a Green, I'd probably be watching something other than Fox. So check your presumption.

    I already said every official who manipulates data for their own benefit should be thrown to the wolves. I don't have the power to do any of that throwing. HRC is manipulating data, in quite possibly illegal ways, for her own benefit. She should be thrown to the wolves too.

    You are saying that unless every single other asshole gets busted, HRC should get off. That's idiotic and it basically means that anarchy reigns because never in history has it been possible to catch every law breaker.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 31 2015, @11:58PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 31 2015, @11:58PM (#165139)

      You are saying that unless every single other asshole gets busted, HRC should get off.

      Again, where did I say that? You continue to ignore what I'm saying, and instead argue against what you wish I was saying; if you're not going to read what I type, there's no reason to say anything more.