Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
According to a segment on “The Kelly File,” last evening, Megan Kelly dropped a bombshell on Hillary Clinton’s secret Email account.
Investigations are underway.
If she is found to have kept government data on her own servers at her home in Chappaqua, NY she could be guilty of a felony that includes up to a three year prison sentence and no longer be able to hold any office in the United States of America under federal law.
It’s time for Hillary to behoisted on her own petard, she’s an elitist who believes the law doesn’t apply to her, but only the cake eaters in her, ‘It Takes a Village” delusion.
Under federal law … letters and emails written and received by federal officials, such as the secretary of state, are considered government records and are supposed to be retained so that congressional committees, historians and members of the news media can find them. … The use of private email accounts is supposed to be limited to emergencies…
“I can recall no instance in my time at the National Archives when a high-ranking official at an executive branch agency solely used a personal email account for the transaction of government business,” said Mr. Baron, who worked at the agency from 2000 to 2013.
Regulations from the National Archives and Records Administration at the time required that any emails sent or received from personal accounts be preserved as part of the agency’s records.
But Mrs. Clinton and her aides failed to do so.
The NY Times puts this mildly:
The revelation about the private email account echoes longstanding criticisms directed at both the former secretary and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for a lack of transparency and inclination toward secrecy.
As Robert Heinlein observed,
“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny.”
Shrillary was so secretive regarding her emails that she actually ran her own computer system to ensure they were kept hidden from the public:
The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails – on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state – traced back to an Internet service registered to her family’s home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press.
The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton’s secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than some politicians, including Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, who were caught conducting official business using free email services operated by Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.
This wasn’t a minor slip up as with Mittens and Sarah Palin. Shrillary went far out of the way to skirt the rules.
Too bad Clintons aren’t expected to obey the law, like the fallen General David Petraeus. Judge Andrew Napolitano says Shrillary could be charged with violating the same law the hapless Petraeus pled guilty to breaking.
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