We have added this video as an update. Listen to a liberal defend the indefensible.
Hillary is lying about the Inspector General’s report and hopes we are all idiots.
The Inspector General’s 83-page report contradicted what Hillary Clinton has said about her use of a personal server for State Department emails and had harsh findings only for Hillary Clinton.
Hillary is trying to convince the American public that “This [the report] is consistent with what she has been saying,” claiming email rules weren’t clarified until after she left office. She tried to equate what she did with a few random mistakes by Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice.
That is not what the report says. This is what the report says:
In one meeting, one staff member raised concerns that information sent and received on Secretary Clinton’s account could contain Federal records that needed to be preserved in order to satisfy Federal recordkeeping requirements. According to the staff member, the Director stated that the Secretary’s personal system had been reviewed and approved by Department legal staff and that the matter was not to be discussed any further. As previously noted, OIG found no evidence that staff in the Office of the Legal Adviser reviewed or approved Secretary Clinton’s personal system. According to the other S/ES-IRM staff member who raised concerns about the server, the Director stated that the mission of S/ES-IRM is to support the Secretary and instructed the staff never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again.
The IG found that Mrs. Clinton’s handling of emails in her personal account violated State Department policies and the Federal Records Act:
…sending emails from a personal account to other employees at their Department accounts is not an appropriate method of preserving any such emails that would constitute a Federal record. Therefore, Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary. At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.
Mrs. Clinton violated State Department regulations clearly outlined in the Foreign Affairs Manual:
Throughout Secretary Clinton’s tenure, the [Foreign Affairs Manual] stated that normal day-to-day operations should be conducted on an authorized [Automated Information System], yet OIG found no evidence that the Secretary requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server. According to the current [Chief Information Officer] and Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, Secretary Clinton had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business with their offices, who in turn would have attempted to provide her with approved and secured means that met her business needs. However, according to these officials, [Bureau of Diplomatic Security] and [Bureau of Information Resource Management] did not—and would not—approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct Department business, because of the restrictions in the [Foreign Affairs Manual] and the security risks in doing so.
OIG found no evidence that Secretary Clinton ever contacted [Bureau of Information Resource Management] to request such a solution, despite the fact that emails exchanged on her personal account regularly contained information marked as [sensitive but unclassified].
Although this report does not address the safety or security of her system, [Bureau of Diplomatic Security] and [Bureau of Information Resource Management] reported to OIG that Secretary Clinton never demonstrated to them that her private server or mobile device met minimum information security requirements specified by [Federal Information Security Management Act] and the [Foreign Affairs Manual].
What also stands out is the fact that she would not talk to the Inspector General nor would she allow her staff to talk to him. If it’s as she said, why not talk to him?
The report noted:
OIG interviewed Secretary Kerry and former Secretaries Albright, Powell, and Rice. Through her counsel, Secretary Clinton declined OIG’s request for an interview.
With regard to Secretary Clinton’s immediate staff, OIG received limited responses to its questionnaires, though two of Secretary Clinton’s staff acknowledged occasional use of personal email accounts for official business.101 However, OIG learned of extensive use of personal email accounts by four immediate staff members (none of whom responded to the questionnaire).
Judge Napolitano picked up something no one else has talked about — Hillary willfully refused to use State Department Blackberries on more than one occasion because she wanted to avoid the Freedom of Information Act. That goes to intent, the Judge said.
Also mentioned in the IG report was that the server was hacked.
Her tech who migrated her data, Mr. Paglia, said she was hacked twice in one morning alone and he was forced to shut the server down.
Former mayor Rudy Giuliani told Bill O’Reilly on his show this evening that, judging from the Inspector General’s report, Hillary is guilty of perjury and espionage. The law under which Hillary could be prosecuted is the espionage act, the same act under which General Petraeus was convicted.
Judge Napolitano would agree with that statement.