Thursday, March 5, 2015

Even If Hillary Clinton Broke No Laws, Here's Why Her Email Server is Troubling

Hillary Clinton's email controversy is something to be concerned about even if she didn't break any laws.

Clinton had a server installed in her Chappaqua, New York home in January 2009, just before she took office as secretary of State. She used a private email address on that server for all of her State Department business emails and not a government address, which is more secure, even though State Department rules required her to do so.

Critics say that since Clinton used a server which she controls, there is no way to prove she didn’t hold back or even delete emails she didn't want seen if subpoenaed.

That's a valid concern. But let's give her the benefit of the doubt and say she has not hidden any emails. Even then, there are reasons for concern.

The very fact that Clinton clearly installed the server for her to use for all her State Department correspondence makes it looks as if she is buying an insurance policy just in case she needed to hide any of her correspondence.

We buy homeowners insurance in case of a disaster striking our house. Most people never have to file a claim, but we buy insurance just in case there is a fire, flood or storm.

Clinton appears to have bought insurance just in case she did need to hide emails. And that's troubling.

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