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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:

@Popehat
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 Runaway1956 on Wednesday April 01 2015, @03:43PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2015, @03:43PM (#165438) Homepage Journal

    Well - I might vote for her after all if her name comes up on the ballot. Deceased representatives probably can't do any worse than some of the ones who still breathe.

    Pardon me for the brain fart. I was aware of her death, somehow I forgot that she had died.

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  • (Score: 2) by Yog-Yogguth on Wednesday April 01 2015, @04:54PM

    by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2015, @04:54PM (#165466) Journal

    True :)

    And don't mind the brain fart, you weren't the only one and people in general are likely to keep continuing to make the mistake for years.

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