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Wed May 25, 2016, 04:24 PM

DoS IG report sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices, "particularly critical" of Powell's too

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"It was particularly critical of former secretary of state Colin Powell — who has acknowledged publicly that he used a personal email account to conduct business — concluding that he too failed to follow department policy designed to comply with public-record laws."[/font]





https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-dept-inspector-general-report-sharply-criticizes-clintons-email-practices/2016/05/25/fc6f8ebc-2275-11e6-aa84-42391ba52c91_story.html


The State Department’s independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the “security risks in doing so.”

The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure that federal record laws are followed.

The report says Clinton, who is the Democratic presidential front-runner, should have printed and saved her emails during her four years in office or surrendered her work-related correspondence immediately upon stepping down in February 2013. Instead, Clinton provided those records in December 2014, nearly two years after leaving office.

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Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement that Clinton’s use of email was consistent with that of other secretaries and top officials at State and warned that “political opponents of Hillary Clinton are sure to misrepresent this report” for partisan purposes. “The report shows that problems with the State Department's electronic record-keeping systems were long-standing,” he said, adding that “she took steps that went much further than others to appropriately preserve and release her records.”

The 83-page report reviews email practices by five secretaries of state and generally concludes that record keeping has been spotty for years.

It was particularly critical of former secretary of state Colin Powell — who has acknowledged publicly that he used a personal email account to conduct business — concluding that he too failed to follow department policy designed to comply with public-record laws.
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Bill USA May 2016 OP
fun n serious May 2016 #1
thesquanderer May 2016 #4
tonyt53 May 2016 #2
silvershadow May 2016 #3
Dr Hobbitstein May 2016 #6
truedelphi May 2016 #5

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:26 PM

1. Clinton is a woman and a Clinton..

 

and there lies the issue.

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Response to fun n serious (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:37 PM

4. Another difference: Clinton is running for president. (n/t)

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:26 PM

2. You mean HRC wasn't the first???? Yes, that is in jest. Rice did the same too.

 

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #3)

Wed May 25, 2016, 06:13 PM

6. When did Clinton refuse to talk to the FBI?

 

Fun fact: she didn't.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:55 PM

5. I GUESS THAT BRIAN FALLON SUBSCRIBES TO THE THEORY OF TWO OR THREE OR

Four wrongs making a right.

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