The New York Times is reporting that while serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account to send and receive her government correspondence. Using a personal email account for government business is a violation of the Federal Records Act; which for security and archival purposes requires that all federal government employees establish and use a federal government email account for all correspondence.
A spokesperson for Clinton said that the Secretary had been “complying with the letter and spirit of the rules” noting that “the Secretary’s emails were sent to department officials at government email addresses where she assumed they were being retained.” According to the Times, the spokesperson did not address emails that were sent to other foreign leaders, private individuals or other government officials outside the department.
The Times reports that last October the State Department, as part of an effort to improve its record keeping, asked all former secretaries as far back as Madeline Albright, to provide copies any records from their time in office for preservation. The Clinton camp reviewed Mrs. Clinton’s correspondence and submitted 55,000 pages of emails.
This is pretty amazing.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, while serving as our nation’s chief ambassador, used an UNSECURED personal email account to transmit correspondence to…well…everybody. Due to her position in the administration, it is safe to assume that some of that correspondence was sensitive in nature and pertained to national security. We know that this sensitive information was sent via her UNSECURED email account because that was the only email account she had.
So we are expected to believe that over a four year period nobody found it odd that they were receiving sensitive communications from the UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE via a freaking HOTMAIL account!!! HRC.hotmail.com!!! Are you kidding me?
Then, 22 months after she leaves office, the state department finally gets around to asking her for her correspondence…and allows HER STAFF to decide which documents they will release?
If you are old enough to remember the Clinton years in the White House you are probably having a Déjà vu moment right about now.
The Clinton’s have always played fast and loose believing that the rules don’t apply to them. The Clinton’s tell a tale…the heathen media unearth the truth…the Clinton’s lawyer up. This scenario repeated itself numerous times during the Clinton years. Are we about to face another rendition of the same Clinton song?
Hillary Clinton is about formally announce her candidacy for President of the United States.
But first she’ll have to clean up another mess.