Tuesday, March 3, 2015

E-mail Down

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.

5 barks and woofs on “E-mail Down

  1. And then there’s this:

    “…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.”

    The Daily Banter
    http://tinyurl.com/njbo46v

  2. This was still very stupid, and typical of Clinton. If there was a simpler way to avoid screwing over her own candidacy, then NOT doing this, I don’t know what that would be, do you?

  3. I agree this is a huge overreaching nothingburger with a side a B.S. but I do hope it brings her down. She’s much like Kathleen Brown, nothing to recommend her for the position other than ego and her family. (same for Jeb) If she goes down then Elizabeth Warren becomes very possible. With the GOP clown car overflowing with Bozos, Warren, Webb or Bidden have a really good shot. But if’n I gotta settle for Hilary, OK, I guess. (but if you think Obama was sandbagged by the GOP congress, you ain’t seen nothing yet.)

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