Monday, March 21, 2016


Using "Private" email servers to conduct government (the people's) business. The issue as to whether some of this information was classified or not is not the problem when it comes to answering the question(s) regarding using a private server to communicate with unknown persons which may have profited by being made privy to government information and the obvious problem with her breaking the rules that can be used as a predictor of how she will conduct herself in future positions.

The Washington Post analyzed all 52,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s correspondence released by the State Department over the past nine months. The Post found that 1,789 individual emails were classified as a result of the State Department’s review process. They were authored by 299 different people. The authors included Clinton and members of her inner circle, but also long-tenured diplomats and others. The 10 individuals who authored the most emails with classified redactions:

What happened; Used private email server
Hillary Clinton used a private email server to carry out State Department business while she was Secretary of State. Some of her correspondence was between non-government email addresses.

Why it matters; Records not under government control
Records not involving government email addresses were not under government control, raising issues concerning security and the State Department’s ability to follow open records laws

What happened; Chose not to keep “personal” emails
Clinton has given 30,000 work-related emails to both the State Department and the FBI. She said she chose not to keep 31,000 others she deemed personal. [Clinton won’t say if her server was wiped]

Why it matters; Emails are possibly irrecoverable
Because Clinton gave the FBI her private server, technology experts may be able to retrieve portions of the emails she did not keep. If they cannot, there may be no way to know what emails Clinton did not turn over.

What happened; Sent information now classified
The emails were not marked as “classified” at the time but do contain information now considered classified, according to the intelligence community’s inspector general.

[Top secret emails were sent on Clinton’s private account, official says]

Why it matters; Material not allowed on non-approved systems
Federal rules prohibit sharing classified material on non-approved or personal systems. Regulations dictate the burden is on the sender of an email to classify its security clearance level.

[State discovers hundreds more Clinton emails for release to Benghazi panel