Monday, March 02, 2015

A funny thing happened on the way to that inevitable Hillary! nomination.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Oh, we're back to "Rodham Clinton?"- ed.) 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.

You gotta wonder if former IRS big wig Lois Lerner thought to herself "Why didn't I think of that?"

Naturally you're going to get the obligatory Hillary! apologists trying to steer the ship back on the path to inevitability.

So we're broaching the possibility of faulty legal advice? Dang, tough break. If only Mrs. Clinton had been more well versed in legal matters. I mean, it's not like she graduated from some Ivy League law sch......Oh, wait.

As Ed Morrissey astutely pointed out, Mrs. Clinton has a lot more to concern herself with than her 2016 presidential candidacy now being in peril. A gross violation of Federal law comes to mind.

Federal law requires government officials to conduct business communications on official media, for lots of good reasons. First, it allows for archival without the officials in question having an opportunity to “sanitize” the record. Second — and this is pretty important for the diplomatic corps — it allows the government to protect against intrusion from other nations and entities. Hillary’s practice of doing business through private servers bypassed both of those key protections.

Oh, and in what I'm sure is a totally unrelated matter:

This isn't going away any time soon, especially now that Republicans control Congress.


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