New York Times Report Reveals Hillary Clinton May Have Broken Federal Record Laws

New York Times Report Reveals Hillary Clinton May Have Broken Federal Record Laws

The New York Times has released an expose on Hillary Clinton that even has liberals scrambling. It turns out that Clinton may have broken federal record laws by using a personal e-mail address during her tenure as secretary of state.

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The New York Times reports that Clinton never had a government email address when she served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Instead, she used a personal account to conduct business.

The fact that Clinton, who served in the Obama administration’s cabinet, used a personal email address concerns officials, reports the Times.

“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,” said Jason R. Baron, a lawyer and a former director at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), in the Times story.

State Department officials did not make any effort to capture Clinton’s emails from her time as secretary and place them on department servers to be archived, reports the Times. Two months ago, however, Clinton’s advisers looked through thousands of pages of emails dating back to her days as secretary. They ultimately submitted 55,000 pages of emails to the department.

Federal law mandates that all forms of communication, ranging from hand-written letters to emails, sent and received by government officials, are government property and must be archived for the official record.

… The other concern with Clinton’s use of personal email to conduct official government business, some of which is sensitive and classified, is that it’s not a secure method of communication.

“Personal emails are not secure,” National Security Archive director Thomas S. Blanton said in the Times piece. “Senior officials should not be using them.”

Considering that even Democrats and liberals are shocked by this relevation, it’s pretty safe to say that Clinton’s presidential ambitions have been pretty damaged by this report. If she can’t be bothered to use secure e-mails as secretary of state, how on earth could she be trusted as president?

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