Accuracy in Media

The Washington Post editorial board ripped Hillary Clinton after the State Department’s inspector general office issued a report saying that she failed to comply with the Department’s policies regarding her emails.

From the report:

“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 Post said that Clinton had “plenty of warnings” to use official government accounts but chose to ignore them, including a memorandum from an assistant secretary on direct cybersecurity threats to her and other senior department officials.

Noting that even though the State Department’s email technology was archaic, the Post said it was still no excuse for what she did:

“The department’s email technology was archaic. Other staffers also used personal email, as did Secretary Colin Powell (2001-2005), without preserving the records. But there is no excuse for the way Ms. Clinton breezed through all the warnings and notifications. While not illegal behavior, it was disturbingly unmindful of the rules. In the middle of the presidential campaign, we urge the FBI to finish its own investigation soon, so all information about this troubling episode will be before the voters.”

Clinton has denied doing anything wrong, but it’s clear that she did. And it may only get worse for her with an ongoing FBI investigation into the matter, casting a pall over her campaign as she seeks to convince voters that she is honest and trustworthy, and deserves to be president come November.

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