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    Report Finds Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Email Rules With Her Server

    Report Finds Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Email Rules With Her Server

    Will she keep lying?

    The inspector general at the State Department says Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton broke federal email rules when she used a private server while she served as secretary of state.

    NBC News reports::

    “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department issues before leaving government service,” says an audit by the State Department Inspector General, obtained by NBC News.

    “Because she did not do so, she did not comply with the [State] Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”

    The inspector general also lashed out at the State Department:

    The report broadly criticized the State Department as well, saying that officials had been “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks” that emerged in the era of emails, particularly those of senior officials like Mrs. Clinton.

    It said that “longstanding systemic weaknesses” in handling electronic records went “well beyond the tenure of any one secretary of state” but the body of the report focused on the 30,000 emails that Mrs. Clinton sent and received on her private server.

    They found that she received and sent most of her emails through her Blackberry:

    Security and records management officials told the inspector general’s office that “Secretary Clinton never demonstrated to them that her private server or mobile device met minimum information security requirements,” the report said.

    Federal law says everyone must preserve all government records. Clinton claims she did this because the majority of the “emails were sent to people the State Department system.” But the inspector general countered her claim by saying “sending emails from a personal account to other employees at their Department accounts is not an appropriate method of preserving any such emails that would constitute a federal record.”

    The audit found that Clinton did not ask any of the senior State Department officials to approve her private email server. The inspector general showed confidence that none would have done so if she asked:

    “It is clear that the Department could have done a better job preserving emails and records of Secretaries of State and their senior staff going back several administrations,” the State Department said in a statement. “We also acknowledge the report’s finding that compliance with email and records management guidance has been inconsistent across several administrations.”

    Throughout the campaign, Clinton has said she did not break any rules:

    In March, Professor Jacobson mentioned that her opponent Bernie Sanders has chosen to stay in the race because of the emails:

    What is Bernie’s strategy to win? Or in 2016 parlance, what is his “lane” to victory?

    I don’t see how he does it. But he has enough money to hang on to the convention, and if he can obtain close to 40% of the vote, he has a credible argument that he should be the nominee if Hillary is indicted or the FBI at least makes a criminal referral to the Justice Department. In either of those scenarios, there will be pressure for the convention to hand the nomination to Joe Biden or someone similar.

    But with Bernie sitting there with a large chunk of elected delegates and popular vote, the Democratic establishment will have a hard time pushing him aside.

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    Comments


    Just Mrs. Scum being Mrs. Scum.

    She’s headed for the trash-heap of junk history.


     
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    Cleetus | May 26, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Why is no one seeing this for what it is? The ID report is nothing more than a part of a larger plan to bring Hillary down. First we were treated to much talk about the investigation. Then we began to see leaks detailing the information against Hillary and, as that continues to escalate, we are now informed of the FBI’s investigation of Terry McAuliffe. His close association with the Clinton’s as well as his financial ties is serving to tarnish Hillary. I predict that we will continue to see more and more information come out in one way r another prior to the final FBI report and recommendation. By the time this comes out, the public opinion against Hillary will be very strong which will all but ensure that Obama’s and the DOJ’s hands are tied. They either pursue an indictment or they suffer enormous backlash from the public.


     
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    Merlin01 | May 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Time to accept an immunity deal and roll over on Obama!


     
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    Solomon | May 26, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Hypothetical: Suppose a foreign entity actually HAS BEEN successful in hacking Hillary’s emails. Wouldn’t the threat of exposing such breach afford them a-p-p-r-e-c-i-a-b-l-e leverage in influencing her actions were she elected President of the United States?


       
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      Miles in reply to Solomon. | May 30, 2016 at 12:25 am

      I think I commented on this point elsewhere here.
      I can imagine Her Royal Hillaryness’s first visit by the Russian Ambassador.
      He would present her with, not just with a new ‘reset’ button, but her own folio with copies of the most damning intercepted emails.
      So damning that, if released, wouldn’t just result in impeachment, but actually get the Demoncrap caucus of the Senate so incensed that even they would vote to convict.
      And more than that, provide evidence more than sufficient to send her, Bill and even Chelsea to adjoining solitary confinement cells in the SuperMax prison for multiple decades.

      The cover message would read “Be a shame for this to get out. Now if you’ll keep your piehole shut when we complete the annexation of Ukraine and Estonia back into the Russian Federation, we can all be friends.”

      The next ambassador on the schedule would be from the People’s Republic of China and he would have a ‘present’ for her too.


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