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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:59 PM

A Hillary Supporter says Hillary’s Email Defense Is Laughable

We now have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being revealed as someone who took the unprecedented step of arranging to use her personal email account for all of her official email communications. What’s more, she decided to use her own email server equipment, rather than a commercial Internet service provider, so that the records of her email account would reside solely within her personal control at home. And if that were not enough, she then proceeded blithely—though not uncharacteristically—to present herself to the public, at a press conference held on March 10, as if there were really nothing “wrong” about any of this at all.

Well, as the saying goes, “reality is not her friend.”

For anyone considering this sad tale carefully—including the media, members of Congress and the public at large, whether from “inside the Beltway” or not—some basic points of both law and reality should be borne in mind.

First, while it is accurate for Secretary Clinton to say that when she was in office there was not a flat, categorical prohibition on federal government officials ever using their personal email accounts for the conduct of official business, that’s a far different thing from saying (as she apparently would like to) that a government official could use his or her personal email account exclusively, for all official email communications, as she actually did. In fact, the Federal Records Act dictates otherwise.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-defense-laughable-foia-116116

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Reply A Hillary Supporter says Hillary’s Email Defense Is Laughable (Original post)
Depaysement Mar 2016 OP
Tarc Mar 2016 #1
snagglepuss Mar 2016 #8
Tarc Mar 2016 #11
Babel_17 Mar 2016 #14
Depaysement Mar 2016 #16
JoePhilly Mar 2016 #9
giftedgirl77 Mar 2016 #2
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #4
giftedgirl77 Mar 2016 #5
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #3
snagglepuss Mar 2016 #6
geek tragedy Mar 2016 #12
snagglepuss Mar 2016 #15
FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #7
speaktruthtopower Mar 2016 #10
Babel_17 Mar 2016 #13
kath Mar 2016 #17
Avalux Mar 2016 #18
thesquanderer Mar 2016 #19
Pastiche423 Mar 2016 #20
cynatnite Mar 2016 #21

Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:02 PM

1. The Indictment Fairy cannot save you


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Response to Tarc (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:13 PM

8. Pathetic response. The person who authored the piece teaches secrecy law at American University’s

teaches secrecy law at American University’s Washington College of Law.

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:16 PM

11. So that would be... argumentum ad verecundiam?

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:36 PM

14. Ah, so he is not some whimsical entity come to life

But an actual knowledgeable source worthy of being heard.

https://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/metcalfe/


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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:55 PM

16. Exactly

That's why I posted it. I was careful not to post someone with an ax to grind.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:13 PM

9. About time there was an image for this!!

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:04 PM

2. Lol, guess the talking point of the day has been released.

 

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:06 PM

4. it's all they have nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:10 PM

5. It's really sad when they have to lift shit from Beitbart & Redstate.

 

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:06 PM

3. the Indictment Fairy doesn't reply to year old Politico stories nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:12 PM

6. Pathetic response. The person who authored the piece teaches secrecy law at American University’s

Washington College of Law

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:17 PM

12. no what's pathetic is people who claim to be Democrats flogging the stupid email story

 

and joining the rightwing circle jerk theories that Clinton is going to be indicted for receiving emails about news coverage of drone strikes.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:44 PM

15. She had assistant remove security markings and then emailed them to Blumenthal who

with financial interests in Libya was giving Clinton biased advice upon which her decisions were biased.


That you fail to see how serious this is baffling.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:12 PM

7. It was "Allowed". Let the parsing begin. Clintonspeak: Deception and dishonesty first,

last and always.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:15 PM

10. This needs to be kept out of the political realm

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:23 PM

13. Edit: Wrong thread, lol

Sorry!

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:31 PM

17. Sigh. Only 9 posters so far on this thread, and FOUR of them should still be on timeout.

All these ex-cons are really stinking up DU since yesterday. GAH.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:38 PM

18. Good lord. She really does think she can do anything she wants. Much like Trump.

I don't see much daylight between the two, other than their choice of words.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:54 PM

19. Good piece, but it's a year old.

If it didn't set off alarm bells a year ago, it's probably not going to now either.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:33 PM

20. I want to know about

the two scandals that amazingly have still never become public.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 10:44 PM

21. Do.Not.Care.

I don't care. I don't care about her emails, I don't care about the server, I don't in any way care about this non-issue at all. If I could count the ways I don't care, I would,but I don't care.

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