She's doing it again, and we are quivering with pleasure screaming "Beat me! Hurt me, Hillary!" as if she was some leather-clad dominatrix whipping Amurrica, which in a way she is.
The Gray Lady reports: “Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.”
Okay, first off, there is no “may have” about it. The ageing old crone broke the law, she knew she was breaking at the time, and she knew full well that nothing would ever be done about it. Nor will there be.
“Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act. It was only two months ago, in response to a new State Department effort to comply with federal record-keeping practices, that Mrs. Clinton’s advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department. All told, 55,000 pages of emails were given to the department. Mrs. Clinton stepped down from the secretary’s post in early 2013.
“Her expansive use of the private account was alarming to current and former National Archives and Records Administration officials and government watchdogs, who called it a serious breach. ‘It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,’ said Jason R. Baron, a lawyer at Drinker Biddle & Reath who is a former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration.
“A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, Nick Merrill, defended her use of the personal email account and said she has been complying with the ‘letter and spirit of the rules.’”
Which is clearly horse dung. She doesn’t even try any more. She knows she’s completely unaccountable, and basically she’s just telling us to piss off, little people, I am immune to your laws, and you don’t matter.
And yes, she is. And no, we don’t.
“Under federal law, however, letters and emails written and received by federal officials, such as the secretary of state, are considered government records and are supposed to be retained so that congressional committees, historians and members of the news media can find them. There are exceptions to the law for certain classified and sensitive materials.”
Even some of the Democrats are getting twitchy about her behavior. They are hemming and hawing and politely suggesting that maybe, just maybe, the Sea Hag needs to have a primary race with a lefty sparring partner like her eviler twin Elizabeth Warren just to get her set for the main bout with Jeb Bush, who apparently has been persuaded that if he acts as a palooka and takes a dive in 2016 it will be his turn in 2024.
He’s a fool, of course, but then neither of those two Bush boys were ever precisely the sharpest knives in the drawer.