I have had several conversations with people about the loss of our liberty. I did not like the Patriot Act, and when I voiced my concern, the response was always the same. “If you are not doing anything wrong, what are you concerned with?” Well, though I think the answer is obvious, I would point out that we do not know who we were giving this unprecedented power to next. And as much as I hate to ask. Exactly what do you think that Hillary Clinton was doing that she would have to have her own email server?
The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary 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.
So, it would seem that there was a break in protocol here. It is not only unusual, but unheard of for a government official to set up her own email server. I know, it seems like a small deal but is it really? If she was called to testify before Congress and her emails were subpoenaed, what would have happened?
Operating her own server would have afforded Clinton additional legal opportunities to block government or private subpoenas in criminal, administrative or civil cases because her lawyers could object in court before being forced to turn over any emails. And since the Secret Service was guarding Clinton’s home, an email server there would have been well protected from theft or a physical hacking.
They could stall. They would not have to turn the emails over immediately. Also, there is the issue of hackers. How secure was the Secretary of States emails? This just after we find that there was the “prosecution” in the Petraeus case.
The Atlantic Reports
On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that it had reached a plea deal with Petraeus. He pled guilty to a single count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, and while he could have gone to jail for a year on that charge, prosecutors agreed to seek the fine and probation instead.
Now, I am not one who likes to bash our generals. But we have to see that there is a little bit of favoritism here. This man was a member of Obama’s cabinet, and Clinton was Secretary of State under the same president. Both have made foolish decisions concerning electronic files of U.S. intelligence. But with Clinton it is worse.
She has had this server since being appointed.
The Atlantic further reported
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the special House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks, said the committee learned last summer — when agency documents were turned over to the committee — that Clinton had used a private email account while secretary of state. More recently the Committee learned that she used private email accounts exclusively and had more than one, Gowdy said.
And just like the progressive left loves to do, they abuse the law and then prevent others from doing the same.
According to the Atlantic
President Barack Obama signed a bill last year that bans the use of private email accounts by government officials unless they retain copies of messages in their official account or forward copies to their government accounts within 20 days. The bill did not become law until more than one year after Clinton left the State Department.
So much for transparency.