Nice try Hillary, but you're not allowed to hide.
Hillary Clinton is getting flack for using a private email account to conduct business during her time as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a no-no in the eyes of the law unless you're keeping archives of all correspondence--which she wasn't. She also used a private server that was set up and running out of her house. Elected officials are supposed to conduct business using a government email address, which government officials say is more secure than a private email account.
"The set-up gave Clinton impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. At no point in Clinton's four years as secretary were her emails archived by the State Department. The net effect was that emails between Clinton and other individuals using private accounts, including at least one top aide who also registered a clintonemail.com address, were able to pass below the radar of investigators or journalists seeking records through Freedom of Information Act requests."
According to The New York Times,
"Her expansive use of the private account was alarming to current and former National Archives and Records Administration officials and government watchdogs, who called it a serious breach...Under federal law, letters and emails written and received by federal officials, such as the secretary of state, are considered government records and are supposed to be retained so that congressional committees, historians and members of the news media can find them."
Hillary has kept fairly silent about the issue but she did Tweet this statement:
Clinton's staff has provided 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department but that is certainly not all of them.
While this news doesn't necessarily mean Clinton was doing anything illegal (other than potentially trying to operate off the grid) it does make an interesting point about surveillance. Even our secretary of state didn't want her every move online monitored.
Think this will hurt Hillary's 2016 chances of becoming president? Let us know! And check her out in the Governor's video below.
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