Although Hillary Clinton and her allies may be claiming that her private e-mail system is no big deal, Hillary’s State Department actually forced the 2012 resignation of the U.S. ambassador to Kenya in part for setting up an unsanctioned private e-mail system. According to a 2012 report from the State Department’s inspector general, former U.S. ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration set up a private e-mail system for his office in 2011.
The inspector general’s report offered a scathing assessment of Gration’s information security practices — practices that are eerily similar to those undertaken by Clinton while she served as Secretary of State:
Very soon after the Ambassador’s arrival in May 2011, he broadcast his lack of confidence in the information management staff. Because the information management office could not change the Department’s policy for handling Sensitive But Unclassified material, he assumed charge of the mission’s information management operations. He ordered a commercial Internet connection installed in his embassy office bathroom so he could work there on a laptop not connected to the Department email system. He drafted and distributed a mission policy authorizing himself and other mission personnel to use commercial email for daily communication of official government business. During the inspection, the Ambassador continued to use commercial email for official government business. The Department email system provides automatic security, record-keeping, and backup functions as required. The Ambassador’s requirements for use of commercial email in the office and his flouting of direct instructions to adhere to Department policy have placed the information management staff in a conundrum: balancing the desire to be responsive to their mission leader and the need to adhere to Department regulations and government information security standards. The Ambassador compounded the problem on several occasions by publicly berating members of the staff, attacking them personally, loudly questioning their competence, and threatening career-ending disciplinary actions. These actions have sapped the resources and morale of a busy and understaffed information management staff as it supports the largest embassy in sub-Saharan Africa.
The inspector general’s report specifically noted that Gration violated State Department policy by using a private, unsanctioned e-mail service for official business. In its executive summary listing its key judgments against the U.S. ambassador to Kenya who served under Hillary Clinton, the inspector general stated that Gration’s decision to willfully violate departmental information security policies highlighted Gration’s “reluctance to accept clear-cut U.S. Government decisions.” The report claimed that this reluctance to obey governmental security policies was the former ambassador’s “greatest weakness.”
Criticisms of Gration came from both sides of the political aisle. Liberal commentators took him to task for jeopardizing American security by insisting on the use of a private e-mail system. A 2012 dispatch from The New Republic about Gration’s resignation specifically noted that Gration’s e-mail gambit “put classified information about the U.S.’s operations in East Africa at a higher risk for exposure”:
Over the objections of State Department officials, Gration insisted on doing business on his personal laptop and through his Gmail account, according to the former officer. This put classified information about the U.S.’s operations in East Africa at a higher risk for exposure—consider an incident in June 2011, when hackers in China broke into numerous Gmail accounts belonging to senior U.S. officials. (China, for what it’s worth, has an enormous presence in East Africa.)
In a report filed shortly after his resignation, the Washington Post also recounted Gration’s myriad security violations as U.S. ambassador, noting that Gration had “repeatedly violated diplomatic security protocols at the embassy by using unsecured Internet connections.”
And lets not forget Lisa Jackson, head of EPA ! Hillary is nothing more than King O in a dress!
" Do Unto Others." A smell from "A Rotting Whale"..................is putrid.
Yes, it's true. Hillary and TRAITOR Obama think that they are above any judgment or punishment for ANY of their crimes, whatsoever.
They are BOTH in for a VERY RUDE awakening.
Of course they did... it is a felony and major security breech to use personal email when conducting official government business, especially when classified information is sent.
So... as time goes by, we learn that Hillary Clinton is not only a bad person but that she is a hypocrite...which makes her a worse person.
She would force the ambassador to Kenya to resign because he did what she is doing??? Is anyone able to force her to resign for doing the same thing? and worse because her emails got hacked and sent to the enemy!
The Clintons are shameless! They are everything that represents evil.
No the Clintons are a product of a new age arrogance that cuts across both parties... as they see themselves above the law and subject only to their own judgment. They are in fact the embodiment of an old age aristocracy... in new age dress.
But wait... don't think such arrogance stops with the Clintons... they are just the epitome of their class... men like Boehner and McConnell are as guilty in their own ways. Make no mistake both parties are full of such individuals who picture themselves as lords and ladies... the very picture of royalty anew. King George and his court reincarnate sit in DC... ruling and reigning... while, the people struggle to feed themselves and their loved ones.
as well as they hide eMail and information,
i bet they're better at hiding money.
Tons, and tons, and tons of money, try 26 million...................
Hillary hypocritical? Say it isn't so.
To think otherwise, one would have had to have been asleep through all her history in public and private life. Fired for lying by the Democrat head of the investigation into Nixon, All during Bill Clinton's terms as Attorney General and Governor in Arkansas, and his terms as President, Hillary was, REPEATEDLY in the headlines for her illegal, unproven illegal and marginally legal actions. The woman has proven herself to be a congenital LIAR, living on both sides of the edge of ethical and legal activities.
The woman is truly vicious. Nothing is beyond her conduct and behavior. "Catch me, if you can" has been the Clinton "rule of life'!
Hillary is the epitome of a smart scoundrel. She is rotten to the bone.
The Clintons are a product of a new age arrogance that cuts across both parties... they see themselves as above the law and subject only to their own judgment. They are in fact the embodiment of an old age aristocracy, in new age dress.
But wait... don't think such arrogance stops with the Clintons. They are just the epitome of their class. Men like Boehner and McConnell are as guilty in their own way. Make no mistake both parties are full of such individuals, who picture themselves as lords and ladies, the very embodiment of royalty anew.
King George and his court reincarnate sit in DC... ruling and reigning... while, the people struggle to feed themselves and their loved ones.