Hillary Clinton exclusively used private email while secretary of state

Shit just got real on the Texts From Hillary tip, yo.

Shit just got real on the Texts From Hillary tip, yo.

Open government advocates blasted the Bush administration for using off-the-books email accounts to conduct official business, so it's only fair Hillary Clinton today finds herself in deep shit after the revelation she exclusively used a private email account while serving as secretary of state.

When federal officials use non-archived email services, it's a big red flag.

The New York Times reports that State Department officials believe she may have violated federal requirements that officials' correspondence be retained as part of the agency's record.

From Michael Schmidt's NYT report:

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.

"Hillary Clinton's Use of Private Email at State Department Raises Flags" [nytimes.com]