I’ve been a network admin who dealt with email specifically, and I’ve worked a Wall Street job that was highly regulated. Both vantages inform me that there’s a good reason why people would want to control their emails: they don’t want other people being able to go through them.
TPM — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that while she took “unprecedented” steps to provide the State Department with emails related to her tenure as secretary of state, she did not save a trove of emails related to her personal life.
In a news conference following her speech to a women’s empowerment event at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Clinton explained that she chose to use her personal email account to conduct business as secretary of state out of convenience. That way, she said, she could use just one device for all of her communications.
The former secretary of state emphasized that she provided “all my emails that could possibly be work-related” to the State Department once she was asked for them. But she said that emails that were personal in nature were not handed over to the agency.
“I chose not to keep my private personal emails,” she said during the news conference. “Emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements. Condolence notes to friends, as well as yoga routines, family vacations — the other things you typically find in inboxes.
We have a majority of the population itching for a disastrous ground war in Iraq against ISIS, we have crumbling infrastructure, we have growing income inequality and a ton of people, myself included, who have never recovered from the Great Recession and probably never will. And what will we be discussing for the next month?
Hillary Clinton’s private emails and the never-ending, never defined, Benghazi. Might as well be Whitewater and Monica and 1996 all over again. Only without the full employment and living wages …