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originally posted by: smitastrophe
a reply to: queenofswords
That is what I don't understand about this whole situation, why hasn't her home been raided for the server or ANY other media that may contain information, backups, etc..
The Federal Records Act requires agencies hold onto official communications, including all work-related emails, and government employees cannot destroy or remove relevant records.
FOIA is designed to "improve public access to agency records and information."
The NARA regulations dictate how records should be created and maintained. They stress that materials must be maintained "by the agency," that they should be "readily found" and that the records must "make possible a proper scrutiny by the Congress."
Section 1924 of Title 18 has to do with deletion and retention of classified documents. "Knowingly" removing or housing classified information at an "unauthorized location" is subject to a fine or a year in prison.
originally posted by: smitastrophe
a reply to: Gryphon66
Way to go Saul. This is a serious topic for discussion and your just bashing anyone with a differing opinion, because of your own beliefs. Don't freak out because Hillary's poll numbers are plummeting and the only other option is a dedicated and self ascribed socialist. The D party looks pretty weak right now, it will be interesting to see how this news shapes up and what the coming months will hold. But I gotta think all this negative attention she has received all summer is going to put her out to pasture soon.
Fact is she broke the law and an investigation is warranted
In the less than two days since The New York Times broke its story about Hillary Clinton relying exclusively on a personal email address while serving as secretary of state, there has been much debate over whether she actually violated federal law. But according to both legal analysts who appeared on Fox News’ The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson Wednesday afternoon, Clinton is in the clear.
“I’m going to say no, because at the time she did what she did when she used her own personal email, the law was very nebulous,” former prosecutor Jonna Spilbor said in response to Carlson’s question about Clinton breaking the law. “It didn’t say you couldn’t use your own email, it said any government use of email had to be preserved. So what did she violate?” she asked. As long as Clinton can still retrieve the emails in question, Spilbor said, “There’s no law broken.”
The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that some sensitive information was not in the government’s possession and could be “compromised.” The referral did not accuse Clinton of any wrongdoing, and the two officials said Tuesday that the FBI is not targeting her.
We have to be careful here. We do not know for a fact that a law was broken as we are not privy to all facts involved.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: introvert
I learned in the course of this thread that some right-wing folks have an almost psychic level of intuition.
They can just LOOK at someone and know that they're guilty.
Me? With that kind of gift, I'd pick lottery numbers.
Addressing the Federal Records Act, NPR's Scott Horsley reported last month on the question of whether Clinton's exclusive reliance on a private email account violated it. Here's some of what he reported:
"A State Department spokeswoman says Hillary Clinton did not break any rules by relying solely on her personal email account. Federal law allows government officials to use personal email so long as relevant documents are preserved for history."
however she wiped the servers which might. have had gov related material on it, which IS against the law according to reports atm