State Department criticizes Clinton on e-mails

This video from the USA says about itself:

State Department Report Criticizes Hillary Clinton’s Email Practices | MSNBC

25 May 2016

The State Department Inspector General is out with the report on Hillary Clinton’s private email server. NBC News has obtained that report.

From the Washington Post in the USA:

State Dept. inspector general report sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger May 25 at 10:18 AM

The State Department’s independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the “security risks in doing so.”

The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure that federal record laws are followed.

The report says Clinton, who is the Democratic presidential front-runner, should have printed and saved her emails during her four years in office or surrendered her work-related correspondence immediately upon stepping down in February 2013. Instead, Clinton provided those records in December 2014, nearly two years after leaving office.

[Here are the most critical parts of the report]

The report found that a top Clinton aide was warned in 2010 that the system may not properly preserve records but dismissed those worries, indicating that the system passed legal muster. But the inspector general said it could not show evidence of a review by legal counsel. …

The 83-page report reviews email practices by five secretaries of state and generally concludes that record keeping has been spotty for years.

What will be consequences of this be? Will it be like for CIA boss General Petraeus, who got just a slap on the wrist for handing over state secrets to his paramour/biographer? Will it be like for Private First Class Chelsea Manning, who was confined to torture jails for decades for whistleblowing on United States war crimes in Iraq?

What will the consequences be for the presidential campaign?

Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse: here.

STATE DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR GENERAL SLAMS CLINTON IN EMAIL REPORT The new report continues to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s weakness: “Voters just don’t trust her.” [Reuters]

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