Hillary In Trouble: State Department Says Clinton Did Not Comply With Record Policies: Full Report

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In a surprising reversal, what many thought was impossible, namely the State Department cracking down on its former head and Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, seems all too possible following news that the State Department Inspector General audit has faulted Hillary Clinton, other secretaries of state for poorly managing electronic communications.

  • CLINTON'S FAILURE TO SURRENDER ALL EMAILS DEALING WITH DEPARTMENT BUSINESS BEFORE LEAVING GOVERNMENT VIOLATED POLICY -INSPECTOR GENERAL

As WaPo summarizes, the IG found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department policies meant to ensure that federal record laws are followed.

The report says Clinton should have printed and saved her emails during her four years in office or surrendered her work-related correspondence immediately upon stepping down in February 2013. Instead, Clinton provided those records in December 2014, nearly two years after leaving office.

The report found that a top Clinton aide was warned in 2010 that the system may not properly preserve records but dismissed those worries, indicating that the system passed legal muster. But the inspector general said it could not show evidence of a review by legal counsel.

 

As Politico adds, the State Department inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday that also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the review.

The agency on Wednesday released the long-awaited report to Capitol Hill, copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, providing just the latest turn in the headache-inducing saga that has dogged Clinton's campaign.

While the report concludes that the agency suffers from "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" with records that "go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State,” it specifically dings Clinton for her exclusive use of private email.

“Therefore, Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary,” the report states. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act."

The report states that its findings are based on interviews with current Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessors – Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, but that Clinton and her deputies declined the IG’s requests for interviews.

Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Huma Abedin are among those who did not cooperate with the investigation.

The IG report is just one of many fronts that still exist in the email scandal. Clinton also faces an ongoing FBI investigation into the setup of the private server that she used for official State Department business during her four years in the Obama administration, and various Freedom of Information Act lawsuits are working their way through the courts.

Needless to say, the report will only provide more ammunition for Donald Trump, who has already been seizing on the persistent controversy, which first emerged in March of last year, as he tries to further undermine the trustworthiness of "Crooked Hillary," as he calls her.

Clinton and her allies contend she did nothing illegal by choosing to set up a private email server and account at her Chappaqua, New York, home, and that she was not trying to evade public records requests. Instead, Clinton has said she was motivated by the desire for convenience, though she has conceded it was not the best choice.

One again wonders if there is a quiet press behind the scenes to push for Bernie Sanders, or even Joe Biden at the Democrat convention if enough dirty laundry piles up against Hillary, who it is no secret has had a rocky relationship with many of the current Democrat power elite.

A quick observation from Glenn Greenwald finds a quick lie within the state department:

 

Full OIG report below (link)

The full report is below:

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NurseRatched's picture

Hillary is is being unfairly targeted by a vast, left-wing conspiracy. 

No shits are given by me.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

We better pray she doesn't get indidted. Her running is the best chance we have of trump winning. Please let her get the nomination. 

ShrNfr's picture

Biden will run. Obama will throw the bitch under the bus two weeks prior to the convention.

jcaz's picture

You and I would already be under arrest- what's the holdup?

philipat's picture

Um, Obama and DOJ?

 

A Pimp's love is different's picture

Cankles... Is there ANYTHING you do right?

Latina Lover's picture

Robbing, lying, enabling a rapist husband, licking carpets and killing.

Hillary for Prison 2016

Tom Servo's picture

what difference, at this point, does it make?!

 

lol

 

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

The difference at this point is she is polling way to close for the Democrats to be comfortable.  I always felt that if it looks like she would lose to the Republican Nominee she would be indicted to make room for the Democrats to select someone new at their convention.  Bottom line:  she gets the poll numbers up against Trump or she goes to prison. 

smithcreek's picture

Yes, but if they don't go with Bernie I'm not sure Biden could win.  Lotsa pissed off socialists will sit it out.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) jeff montanye May 25, 2016 11:19 AM

The Department of State IG has been pointing out problems with the Clinton email system for some time so it is no surprise that the report from the State IG is pointing out the problems.

What you will find interesting is that during Hillary's years as Secretary of State she refused to appoint an Inspector General for the agency.  Believe it or not, the State Department was operating WITHOUT an Inspector General for Hillary's term.  Now that is an incredible deraliction of duty.  I'm sure it was done so she could run her private server and keep emails out of the public record without anyone looking over her shoulder.

nuubee's picture

Holiday weekend, this release was timed. They're trying to bury the story. By Monday, no one will be talking about it.

Perimetr's picture

As an authority on the subject once said,

"What difference does it make?"

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

By Monday, no one will be talking about it.

Trump will be.  It will be YUGE!

eatthebanksters's picture

What fucking difference does it make?  She never inhaled and nothing was marked classified!!

Au Member's picture

Biden reminds me of Ron Burgundy.

knukles's picture

I swear to God that this is formally a set up by Obama and His Handlers to scotch Hillary and slot Bernie as he'll be the closest to continuing the Great Socialist Downfall of Western Civilization as the Hold Hands Free Shit Kumbaya Group get the poverty disease and totalitarian state so desired by their Reptilian Overlords

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) knukles May 25, 2016 12:20 PM

Right. Make a BIG DEAL out of "poorly managed". Hillary will be next POTUS whether we want her or not.

http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

Son of Loki's picture

"Crooked" Hillery has alot on her plate right now after all the crimes she's committed including destroying Libya. Yet, the National Propaganda Guvnor Guest praised her highly this morning and the Host said nothing.

 

What crappy reporting they do on there.

 

 

eforce's picture

@knukles

Just like how they have Corbyn lined up in the UK.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) eforce May 25, 2016 8:11 PM

I told you guys six months ago, saw nothing in her chart to suggest she would be President and I doubt she will even be the nominee.

Biden...why Barry is staying in DC.

He doesn't want to leave.

Barack Putin Obama

Now I shall do Biden's chart

and overlay with Obama's.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Ding, dong, the witch is....

 

Still free??? WTF?

HopefulCynical's picture

I still think the mountain of dirt she's accumulated on the DC power structure means they won't touch her until after the general election. If they indict her and she is forced to drop out, she will take everyone down with her, and they know it. The one factor most people seem to be overlooking is that this woman has no scruples, no shame and no limit to her powerlust. Bernie stays in because like all Bolsheviks he dreams of ruling the world for its own good, but I think even he knows, the DNC will hand her the nod.

chunga's picture

Filegate. In that one there, they probably got all sorts of slime on MSM and other scum, explaining why they get away with crimes all the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_FBI_files_controversy

Bonus Off Topic Fraudulent Govt Run Amok Story.

Saudi Arabia: Legal expert says U.S. Government blew up Twin Towers on 9/11.

According to the author, the intent of the 9/11 attacks, which he says were perpetuated by the U.S. government against its own citizens and not by Saudi Arabia, was two-fold. First, it allowed the U.S. government to create a shadow enemy – terrorism. It then allowed the U.S. government to blame terrorism for “all their mistakes” and to use the “phantom” terrorist threat as an excuse for military operations and covert secret wars the world over.

http://www.inquisitr.com/3130396/saudi-arabia-legal-expert-says-that-u-s...

NoVa's picture

What story ???

All she did at State was monitor Yoga class schedules and plan birthday parties - seriously!

/s/

 

chunga's picture

That reminds me of $lick willie firing the 93 US Attornies in the middle of his term if I remember right.

Four chan's picture

right before murdering all those americans at waco.

Moe Howard's picture

They had to burn the children alive to save them. And didn't they say Koresh thought he was Jesus? That's a capital offense in every century. Look what it got the first Jesus.

Boris Badenov's picture

Glad you pointed out (the absence of a State Dept IG) because the story does not make that clear. However, it is not Hillary's duty to appoint her oversight- it is Obama's. And that's the reason I think he can be called COMPLICIT in Hillary's schemes. That would also explain why the DOJ & FBI are taking so long- never has there been an indictment of a sitting President.

Moe Howard's picture

If he will get a third brain surgery, he will be the perfect POTUS.

FireBrander's picture

For Republicans (Trump) and for Democrats (Bernie) this election is about REAL (at least it feels real) CHANGE!

Biden is NOT change.

Trump vs. Sanders makes more sense; and I'm not sure who'd win.

FireBrander's picture

Did Donald set, and is about to spring, another Trap?

 

Hillary wants to see Donalds tax returns...I'm betting they are a yawn; or the IRS would have already jailed him...so Trumps holds out, waits for HILLARY to ask for them....perfect opportunity.

 

Hillary, I will release my tax returns when you release that Goldman speech you ABSOLUTELY REFUSE to talk about...

 

Please, please...burn this bitch.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

The IRS has been all over Trumps past tax returns.  He has stated that he gets audited just about every year.  If anything, releasing his returns could make the IRS look bad.  The accountant of every big developer in the country is going to be perusing those returns, sorta the same way you go online to check to see what your neighbor's property tax bill is relative to yours.

As to the SOS OIG slapping HRC22's hands - any rank and file govt employee or contractor who'd tried to pull off what she did would have been canned and prosecuted.  I'm still thinking, with Guccifer set up to talk, McAuliffe suddenly under investigation, OIG slapping her hands to cover their sorry butts before the fall, Pagliano granted immunity, and the FBI looking into who knows what tentacles - Foundation graft, server breaches, emails with the Russians, etc., and Bernie tellingly hanging on, HRC22 is going down...

jcaz's picture

Yep.  If the IRS could have made an example out of Trump, they would have already, even before he was running.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) jcaz May 26, 2016 6:12 AM

When he went after Obama's fake birth certificate in 2012

flaunt's picture

Biden is Vice Traitor.  He'll get nowhere.

Playtime's Over's picture

Sageisms....Hillary is inevitable. Biden will crush.......nothing.....maybe a beer can on his hair plugs.   Har, comic relief.

JRobby's picture

Bernie voters sit it out

Trump wins

froze25's picture

I know a lot of Dems that won't vote for Bernie, Trump wins.

tarsubil's picture

Do you honestly believe what a Dem tells you? I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you.

crossroaddemon's picture

About as much as a i believe a repubilcan. Come on, when are you morons gonna let go of this left/right bullshit? Both are by-products of a poorly designed system built on flawed premises. 

tarsubil's picture

Yeah, republicans lie too. How does that negate that dems lie especially about who they are going to vote for?

petolo's picture

Do you have any Okachobee waterfront?

froze25's picture

I trust that person who is a Dem with my life and in the 30 years we have known each-other he has never given me reason not to.

tarsubil's picture

As far as you know. Hey, it's your funeral. That bridge is still available.

Tall Tom's picture

Do you honestly believe what a Dem tells you? I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you

 

Yes Tarsubil...Those Democrats lie through their teeth.

 

"Deficits don't matter".

 

"Read my lips. No new taxes"

 

Or how about these?

 

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."

 

"We found the weapons of mass destruction"

 

"We must uncover every detail and learn every lesson of September the 11th"

 

"All foreign religions clearly hate and wish harm upon America, and therefore it shall be the policy of this administration to never, under any circumstances, attempt to understand other beliefs, to open our schools and textbooks to include honest religious information, or generally reeducate the absolutist, Christian-drunk American populace."

 

"And finally, I shall never abolish the death penalty, legalize marijuana, approve gay marriage, promote honest sex education for teens, honor habeas corpus and the Geneva Convention, or eliminate the insidious farm subsidy program. We shall never stop lying about ethanol or offer solar subsidies for every household in America. Our direct ties to horribly misogynistic, terrorist-supporting Saudi Arabian power regimes shall remain deeply corruptive and powerful forevermore."

 

What? Wait!!! Those statements were made by George HW and George W. Bush?

 

They are Republicans?

 

Never mind.

 

Do you know the definition of HYPOCRISY and dishonesty, tarsubil??? 

 

Look in the mirror.

 

Oh I can pull up the many lies of Hillarity and that Faggot in Office...

 

But IT IS ALL A LIE and YOU PROMOTE THE LIARS.

tarsubil's picture

Good to know you are still completely mental. I was wondering if you got back on your old meds. Guess you're sticking with these new crazy pills. They're really working out well.