Clinton and eGhazi

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 …


  1. thompjs says

    Who was handling the security of her server? That is insane for that level of communication.

    I heard Colin Powell did it too. Idiots

  2. lorn says

    thompjs @1:

    I severely doubt the Clinton’s server, evidently under a completely different name and previously unknown to many in charge of communications and computer security, was any less secure than the State Department servers. Generally, nothing of any importance gets communicated by e-mail and the unsecured lines it uses.

    The rule that officials should use government e-mail has to do with the officials work product and records being part of the public record. Security is a secondary concern. E-mails were never designed to be secure. Yes, there are enough safeguard to keep out casual hackers but the method is simply not safe for anything but highly encrypted communications. In which case it is the encryption providing the security, not the means of communication.

  3. lorn says

    I find it aggravating that with all the really important issues we need to deal with as a nation, with the rampant suffering, economic injustice, and the oligarchy dancing out he back door with the life savings of the American working class, we are still talking about vapid trivialities, manufactured controversies while the talking heads on the right all do their best impressions of moral outrage and shock.

    It is a hell of a way to run a country.

  4. says

    Who was handling the security of her server? That is insane for that level of communication.
    I heard Colin Powell did it too. Idiots

    I’m sure the CIA and NSA and probably the Chinese and damn near everyone else had a field day with it. Amateur hour.

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    Oh Em Gee – our already-media-crowned Next President practices yoga?!?!!!1!?

    Gawd Almighteh is gonna get out his double-barrelled thunderbolt-castin’ iron, not to mention plagues of frogs and emerods!

  6. StevoR says

    Off topic, sorry but @ Stephen “DarkSyde” Andrew : To mis-quote Pink Floyd : “Hello Are you out there?” Hope you are okay and all is well with you. Missing your blogging. Please let us all know you are alright soon.

  7. magistramarla says

    Thanks for the update.
    I’ve been having some pretty dark days since my surgery, and I was worried that Stephen was having an even worse time.

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