Hillary Clinton's up to one of her old criminal activities again. This time it involves her secret e-mail account.
Hillary violated the rules/laws
- "The State Department
has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of
personal email accounts for government work, a regulation in force during
Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with
her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO has learned."
She was trying to circumvent the law:
- Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC host:
“Hillary Clinton’s system was designed to defy
Freedom of Information Act requests, which is designed to defy the law.”
- "Hillary Clinton was
not publicly registered as the owner of the domain and server she used to
operate a personal email account registered to her home, making it difficult to
trace the account back to the former secretary of state, according to a CNN
review of Internet business records."
- She put secrecy above security:
"…CNN found that
Clinton's computer server wasn't using trusted Web certificates -- something
that's frowned upon by computer security experts. Running a personal mail
server is generally harder to protect than, say, the State Department, which
has a dedicated computer security team."
Others have been penalized for doing the same thing
- "State’s email policy
gained some attention when the agency’s inspector general issued a scathing report on the tenure of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Scott Gration as U.S.
ambassador to Kenya. The review, which led to his resignation three years ago,
faulted him on a variety of grounds: one was having “a commercial Internet
connection installed in his embassy office bathroom so he could work there on a
laptop not connected to the Department email system.”
Why the silence from Hillary?
- Dianne Feinstein, California’s senior senator, told host Chuck Todd that
she’d like to see Hillary “come forward” because her silence thus far,
only releasing one tweet on the issue, “is going to hurt her” going
forward....“What I would like is for her to come forward and say just what the
situation is, because she is the preeminent political figure right now,”
Feinstein said. “She is the leading candidate, whether it be
Republicans or Democrat, to be the next president. And I think that she
needs to step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is.”