Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Clinton Illegally Used Private E-Mail Account As Secretary Of State
News has emerged that Hillary Clinton illegally used a private e-mail account for all of her official correspondence throughout her tenure as President Obama's Secretary of State. Clinton did not even have a government-issued e-mail account according to the New York Times. In response to federal record-keeping requirements, The Times says Clinton's advisers recently turned over about 55,000 pages of private e-mails after reviewing all of her private e-mails to determine which ones got turned over to the government. Officials tell The Times it is unprecedented for a high-level cabinet official to conduct official government business using a private e-mail account, particularly an officials who is communicating matters of national security. Government e-mail accounts are presumed to be more secure than private e-mail accounts.
For people who have followed the Clintons throughout their political careers, the flaunting of laws is nothing new. This comes on the heels of a disclosure that the Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments during her tenure as Secretary of State. An ethics agreement the foundation reached with the government prior to her tenure as Secretary of State was supposed to bar it from accepting donations from governments seeking favorable treatment by the State Department. During Bill Clinton's administration, it was learned that Clinton's campaign illegally raised millions of dollars from foreign contributors. Despite clear violations of federal campaign finance laws, the Clinton Justice Department swept the investigations under the rug. As with all Clinton controversies, the latest disclosure will likely be brushed aside as the state-run media pushes us towards the two preordained presidential candidates in 2016--Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.