State Department finds 600 violations in Clinton email investigation

Conservative TreehouseState Department identified nearly 600 security violations in its now-completed review of email records of dozens of former agency officials and aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The investigation, which covered the 33,000 emails Clinton provided for review, found 91 “valid violations” attributable to 38 individuals, some of whom may face disciplinary action. Another 497 violations could not be tied to any specific person.

They can't go after Clinton because she is no longer employed there (how convenient). I'm not sure why they can't tie 500 of the offenses to anyone specific. One reason it is hard to go after Clinton even in retrospect, though, is that the actual offense would be emailing classified information to her email system. Clinton made it difficult to impossible to do anything else by not having an internal address and ordering people to do things like "strip classified markings and send insecure"; but it would still be on the sender if they obeyed those illegal orders. (And you're not supposed to send the really heavily classified stuff via email anyway, not even to the official address).

Clinton should still have liability if she sent any of that info personally. You could argue for her being secondarily liable because she set up the system and "forced" people to use it. And she's definitely liable for violating the laws about storing federal records for FOIA purposes.

This report does not exonerate her. It merely emphasizes the scale of the real problem. And this is only in the emails Clinton chose to hand over, I think, not the ones she "wiped with a cloth".

This entry was published Sun Mar 01 01:43:07 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-03-01 01:43:07.0. [Tweet]

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