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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Obama Explains Why Hillary Clinton Used A Private Email Address

In this short video clip President Obama explains exactly why Hillary Clinton used a private email system to conduct State Department business and refuses to release her emails.
When you hear the President’s explanation it will all make sense to you!
Watch the video:
It also turns out Hillary Clinton did not turn over electronic copies of her emails to the State Department, instead she released printed copies which cannot be searched, and makes Freedom of Information act requests almost impossible to comply with.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

If you were following the revelations about Hillary Clinton’s private State Department IT operation last week, you probably heard that, as the initial New York Times story put it, “55,000 pages of emails were given to the department” in December after being selected by a private aide to the former secretary. You might have wondered: What does that mean, 55,000 “pages”? Or maybe you just read it, as the crack fact-check team over at PolitiFact did just last night, as 55,000 emails.
It turns out the reference is to literal physical pages. From Friday’s Times: “Finally, in December, dozens of boxes filled with 50,000 pages of printed emails from Mrs. Clinton’s personal account were delivered to the State Department.”
Why did Mrs. Clinton have her staff go through the trouble of printing out, boxing and shipping 50,000 or 55,000 pages instead of just sending a copy of the electronic record? One can only speculate, but there is an obvious advantage: Printed files are less informative and far harder to search than the electronic originals.
Because State has only printouts of emails, department personnel responding to a Freedom of Information Act request have to go through the whole haystack rather than type “needle” into a search engine. At best, that would mean long delays in FOIA compliance.

Likewise, printouts are not subject to electronic discovery in the event of investigation or lawsuit. The Times reports that department lawyers responding to a request from the House Select Committee on Benghazi took two months to find “roughly 900 pages pertaining to the Benghazi attacks.” And printouts do not include electronic “metadata,” which can provide crucial forensic evidence.

Just what was Mrs. Clinton trying to hide?

1 comment:

  1. Every member of Congress (and then some) has a 'backup' e-mail server (located in Tel Aviv).

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