This is a reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: Are You Ready For Hillary’s Emails?
By A.P. Dillon
Last week, we learned that Hillary Clinton is following in the transparency footsteps of the Obama administration. The revelation that Clinton had been using a personal email account hosted out of her home led to a media firestorm, culminating in Clinton being forced to hold a press conference this week.
The President and the White House Press Secretary have been sending mixed signals on his knowledge of Clinton’s email situation. In an interview on March 7th, the President implied he ‘never got an email’ from Clinton. On March 9th, Josh Earnest said the President did get email from Clinton’s private account.
It bears mentioning that the Clinton press conference was apparently difficult for the media to gain access to. Access will become a key issue, as the AP has fired off a lawsuit, suing Clinton for access to her records.
Clinton tweeted out that she wanted the people to see her emails, yet in her press conference she admitted she deleted a large portion of them, claiming they were ‘personal’ in nature. Clinton also admitted at the presser that she deleted the emails after the State Department requested her emails.
Why Mrs. Clinton would be using an email account for both personal and official email is an unresolved question. It also bears mentioning that Clinton appears to have unilaterally had control over what was deleted and what was kept. See: Clinton Claims 60,000 Emails Were Sent To State Department And “About Half Were Work Related”
Apologists defended her having the lone private email account by saying she was ‘too old’ to have two email accounts.
Ah, ageism? She’s too old for two emails but young enough to run for President and to have been Secretary of State. Yes, that was really the claim — MSNBC’s Ed Schultz led that talking point charge.
For those interested, there is a wealth of video out there on the subject of Clinton’s email debacle. Everything from security to excerpts of Clinton’s press conference. Below are a set of videos that are just a sampling of what is out there.
- State Dept. Still Unable To Answer Questions On Security Of Clinton’s Email Server
- State Dept. Won’t Say How Clinton Communicated Classified Information
- State Dept. Unable To Say Whether Clinton’s Emails Were Secured Against Hacking
- AP’s Matt Lee: “Unusual” That Hackers Have More Access To State Records Than The Public And Congress
- Clinton: My Email Server Will Remain “Private”
- Clinton Uses Spokesman To Block Question From Andrea Mitchell
- Hillary Clinton Resurrects Timeline State Department Walked Back
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell made the point that Clinton’s Email “Was Not In Compliance With” State Dept. Regulations. Also not within regulations was her choice of devices, who used unauthorized iPads and iPhones according to Judicial Watch. Clinton was apparently warned about using these devices, but did so anyway.
Not to be missed was ABC’s Job Karl nailing the big picture: Clinton decides what you see.
Overall, it appears Mrs. Clinton is in the practice of working the way that is ‘convenient’ for her regardless of protocol and then asking for forgiveness later. Sounds familiar.
— Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) March 11, 2015
A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder ofLadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Watchdog Wire NC