TRANSPERT, NOT SO MUCH: Hillary Clinton Ran her Own Servers as Secretary of State

Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 9.51.32 AMHow was this allowed to happen?

Transparency, thy name sure as hell ain’t Hillary Clinton. During her time as Secretary of State, Clinton went to extreme lengths to ensure that her emails would stay private. Not only did she exclusively use a personal email address, she even rigged up her own homebrew computer server that routed back to her house instead of relying on government email servers.

The AP discovered Clinton’s high-tech privacy measures by going through internet records. While reports already revealed that Clinton shirked guidelines and used her private email address as a Cabinet-level official, this new information highlights that Clinton was Boss Level gung-ho about hiding her communications. These measures will make it very hard for people to properly review the communications Clinton sent out as Secretary of State

The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton’s secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than some politicians, including Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin, who were caught conducting official business using free email services operated by Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.

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