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AP May 25th 2016: A federal audit has found Hillary Clinton to be at fault over her use of a private email server for official State Department communications, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. An internal audit by the State Department found that Clinton disregarded guidelines about cybersecurity while in office as secretary of state, and faulted both her, as well as former secretaries of state for their communications practices. Clinton has been under fire from opponents after it was revealed that she had used a private email server located in the basement of her home for official communications while serving as secretary of state. Critics said that the use of a private server left government secrets
The Guardian, Dan Roberts and David Smith in Washington and agencies, May 25th 2016:
Hillary Clinton’s efforts to move on from a damaging email controversy suffered their biggest setback yet on Wednesday with the release of an internal report finding she broke multiple government rules by using a private server rather than more secure official communication systems.
The 78-page investigation by the inspector general of the State Department singled out several previously unknown breaches by Clinton while she was secretary of state, including the use of mobile devices to conduct official business without checking whether they posed a security risk.
'Daily Mail UK, May 25th 2016:
Hillary Clinton clobbered by State Department audit: Report finds she kept hacker attacks on her server SECRET, failed to hand over emails – and top aide Huma 'stonewalled' inspector general Blistering report: Hillary Clinton ignored official guidance and never sought approval when she used mobile devices to access her private email server She also failed to report several instances of hackers trying to infiltrate it State Department inspector general said cyber officers inside State would have refused any request because of security fears Probe into violation of ethics rules was hamstrung when Clinton and her senior aides including Huma Abedin refused to be interviewed Clinton, the IG wrote, was expected to surrender all her emails to the government when she left the State Department It took her 22 months to hand them over – after she had instructed staffers to delete tens of thousands of self-deemed 'personal' emails
'Daily Mail UK, May 25th 2016:
H is for hypocrisy': University of California students protest Clinton's presence on their campus Students were upset she was allowed to campaign on their campus Five protesters who were part of a larger group yelling outside planted themselves in the front row of Clinton's rally and heckled her They were angry about everything from her deportation policies to her ties to Wall Street to her support for intervention in Libya UC Riverside says Clinton rented the campus facility By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com In Riverside, Ca
Reuters May 25th 2016
Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval for her work as U.S. secretary of state, an internal government watchdog said on Wednesday. The long-awaited report by the State Department inspector general was the first official audit of the controversial arrangement to be made public. It was highly critical of Clinton's use of a server in her home, and immediately fueled Republican attacks on Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in an already acrimonious presidential race. The report, which also found problems in department record-keeping practices before Clinton's tenure, undermined Clinton's earlier defenses of her emails, likely adding to Democratic anxieties about public perceptions of the candidate. A majority of voters say Clinton is dishonest, according to multiple polls.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Big damage for Hillary.
The exposures of this report are devastating.
Proof now exists she has been lying like crazy.
Probable violations of the Federal Records Act(s) as well.
H Clinton May 27th 2016: “This report makes clear that personal email use was the practice for other secretaries of state,” Clinton told ABC News in an interview in Las Vegas, Nevada. “It was allowed. And the rules have been clarified since I left.”
Yesterday, a report released by the State Department’s Office of Inspector General said that Clinton shouldn't have used a private email server to conduct official business and would have not been allowed to do so had she asked. It also found that she should have turned over emails after her tenure and violated department policy.
“Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service, and because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act,” the audit report said. Bottom line: Mrs. Clinton violated the Federal Records Act. However, what is probably the most troubling about all of this is that, despite these blatant violations, there will be absolutely no legal repercussions for Mrs. Clinton for this offense. She’s off the hook! Why aren’t all the pundits screaming about that? As LawNewz.com‘s contributor, Dan Metcalfe, wrote about several weeks ago, anyone who violates this law (and leaves office) will face zero consequences. That’s because it is a civil law, not a criminal law, and penalties only apply to current federal employees. Employees, like Clinton and Powell, who leave office, can skirt punishment. The Federal Records Act is in place not only to provide the American public with some level of transparency but also “to protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and of persons directly affected by the agency’s activities.”
originally posted by: The angel of light
a reply to: draoicht
I think that is precisely one of the powerful reasons for which the FBI has delayed so much to interrogate her, they have been working with technology that didn't exist twenty years ago, but that is fortunately available right now, to recover the erased emails.