"What the new report from the State Department inspector general makes clear is that it also was not a casual oversight. Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them.
The 83-page report declares that “beginning in late 2005 and continuing through 2011,” the department revised its Foreign Affairs Manual and “issued various memoranda specifically discussing the obligation to use Department systems in most circumstances and identifying the risks of not doing so.” Ms. Clinton didn’t.
During her tenure, State Department employees were told that they were expected to use approved, secure methods to transmit information that was sensitive but unclassified, or SBU. If they needed to transmit SBU information outside the department’s network, they were told to ask information specialists for help. The report said there is no evidence that Ms. Clinton ever asked, “despite the fact that emails exchanged on her personal account regularly contained information that was marked as SBU.” On June 28, 2011, a cable was sent to all diplomatic and consular posts over her signature warning that personal email accounts could be compromised and officials should “avoid conducting official Department business from your personal e-mail accounts.” At the time, Ms. Clinton was doing exactly that." Washpost
The persistence of untruth radiating from Clintonia is impressive.
- She had permission? The State Department "rules" allowed the use of a "home brew" mail server in Chappaqua? Really? How about the back-up servers in Denver in some couple's spare bathroom? Did the State department's "rules" allow that as well?
- Well. pilgrims, a cabinet secretary in the US Government sets the rules (as opposed to laws) for his/her department. There is no higher authority above the cabinet secretary for setting "rules" or granting exceptions to those "rules." So, basically, she set the rules under which she says the State Department granted her permission to break the same rules. Say what? I suppose she could have asked Obama personally as her only boss if she could waive her own rules in order to "protect her privacy" from future FOIA action. I suppose she could have done that... I wonder what he would have said.
- The State IG report is about the Records Keeping Law. There is another whole universe of hurt out there for HC and those marooned in Clintonia involving other statutes (laws as opposed to rules) concerning; handling of secret information, possible breaches and penetration of her E-mail traffic, US Secret information that may have been collected and retained by a foreign country, etc.