The media villagers were all in a lather yesterday over the Inspector General report regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was Secretary of State. The New York Times reports, Hillary Clinton Is Criticized for Private Emails in State Dept. Review:
The State Department’s inspector general on Wednesday sharply criticized Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying that she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had.
The report, delivered to members of Congress, undermined some of Mrs. Clinton’s previous statements defending her use of the server[.]
The inspector general found that Mrs. Clinton “had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business” with department officials but that, contrary to her claims that the department “allowed” the arrangement, there was “no evidence” she had requested or received approval for it.
And while other senior officials had used personal email accounts for official business, including Colin Powell when he was secretary, the rules made clear by the time she became the nation’s top diplomat that using a private server for official business was neither allowed nor encouraged because of “significant security risks.”