Via the New York Times:
Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.
Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.
It was only two months ago, in response to a new State Department effort to comply with federal record-keeping practices, that Mrs. Clinton’s advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department. All told, 55,000 pages of emails were given to the department. Mrs. Clinton stepped down from the secretary’s post in early 2013.
This will be a big deal to people who don’t want Ms. Clinton to run for president — and that’s folks in both the Democratic and Republican parties — and to those who have been waiting for one of these unforced error “gotcha” moments to come along.
The right-wing will screech and carry on, conveniently forgetting that a lot of their compatriots in various and sundry Republican administrations either did the same thing or “lost” all their e-mails whether or not they were kept in an official .gov account or on gmail.
This will become a big deal because it’s Hillary Clinton.
PS: As Commenter Rick notes, according to Daily Banter,
“…the federal regulations went into effect in late November, 2014 when President Obama signed H.R. 1233, modernizing the Federal Records Act of 1950 to include electronic communications. It was signed two years after Clinton stepped down.”
That won’t matter because it’s Hillary Clinton.