Many people in media have been critical of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving at State, but Lawrence O’Donnell? When Hillary has lost MSNBC…
Daniel Bassali of the Washington Free Beacon has the story:
Lawrence O’Donnell: Clinton Email System Obviously Set Up To Defy FOIA
Questions have arisen following reports Hillary Clinton had used a personal email account to conduct official State Department business as Secretary of State, and that the server she used was registered to her home in New York.
Prior to launching the “Right to Rise” PAC, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush released hundreds of his emails from his time in the state house.
Clinton has been constantly compared to Bush’s decision. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said he does not even believe that Clinton’s intentions in using a private server were pure.
Watch the segment here:
There have been some new developments in this story that are worth mentioning. According to Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico, the Obama administration has known about this issue since August:
White House alerted to potential Clinton email problem in August
The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton’s personal office knew in August that House Republicans had received information showing that the former secretary of state conducted official government business through her private email account — and Clinton’s staff made the decision to keep quiet.
Sources familiar with the discussions say key people in the Obama administration and on Clinton’s staff were aware that the revelation could be explosive for the all-but-announced candidate for president. But those involved deferred to Clinton’s aides, and they decided not to respond.
In the end, Clinton’s staff waited six months — until after the New York Times published a story on Tuesday about the email account and the possibility that it hampered public access to official records — to begin their response.
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos of FOX News spoke to some IT experts who have raised security concerns:
‘How secure could it have been?’ IT crowd questions if Hillary email could have been targeted
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, by using her own email address and server for official business, was not only skirting government guidelines but taking serious cybersecurity risks as well, IT professionals tell FoxNews.com.
While secretary, Clinton was using her own private clintonemail.com domain, as well as doing government work on personal email.
IT consultant Bruce Webster, who has been digging into the mystery of the private Clinton emails, says that while government servers are certainly vulnerable, they still have highly maintained controls and 24-7 monitoring for potential breaches.
He said Clinton’s emails would have been less protected than if they went through the State Department networks.
“The most secure way would have been to actually use the State.gov servers,” he told FoxNews.com. “[The government] takes security very seriously. They have whole platoons of people dedicated to ensuring their servers aren’t hacked.
“If she has a private server running somewhere and she was doing everything on it, the question is, how secure could it have been?”
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