State Department Inspector General finds Hillary Clinton violated the department’s email rules
According to this story a State Department watchdog has determined that Hillary Clinton violated the department’s email rules by using a private email server on which to conduct ALL her official State Department business.
Here is more:
A State Department watchdog concluded that Hillary Clinton failed to comply with the agency’s policies on records while using a personal email server that was not — and, officials say, would never have been — approved by agency officials, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday.
The report also notes that she had an “obligation to discuss using her personal email account” but did not get permission from the people who would have needed to approve the technology, who said they would not have done so, if they had been asked.
“According to the current [chief information officer] and assistant secretary for diplomatic security, Secretary Clinton had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business with their offices, who in turn would have attempted to provide her with approved and secured means that met her business needs,” the report reads. “However, according to these officials, [the relevant people] did not — and would not — approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email.”
This is not news in and of itself because it was pretty well known the former Secretary of State violated the rules by using a private email server but the report also found she did not properly preserve her official records and did not surrender all of her emails before leaving office as required under the Federal Records Act:
“Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary,” the report states. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”
In one email with Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton expressed a concern about using a State Department email address because she was afraid her personal emails would be made public (and with the FBI now investigating Clinton bagman, Terry McAuliffe, during his tenure at The Clinton Foundation it is easy to speculate as to why) and I understand that concern.
However that excuse does not hold water with me because she could have easily used two email addresses–one for business and one for personal issues but she chose not to supposedly for convenience. I have four email accounts for different reasons–one of them is for work and the others are not. I do not use my work email for personal business and I do not use my personal email address for work and it is not that hard to do.
If Hillary Clinton is not savvy enough to manage two separate email accounts perhaps she is not savvy enough to run the country. Just saying…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium