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Nothing To See Here, Move Along

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and rush committee chairwoman for Up With People, broke from her routine of siphoning off the life force of young children and maidens today so that she could respond to allegations that she used a private email server to conduct official business while serving as President Obama’s Dog Robber Secretary of State.

In news that should be applauded by all of us worthless plebs, she admits to doing this, but pinky swears that classified information was never discussed via email, and that the almost 50% of the messages handled by her home-brew server, which she had destroyed, were not work related.  She knows this, because her sysad signed an affidavit attesting to that fact,  under torture, just before she had him decapitated, set on fire, and buried face down in Budapest.

Now, I’m going to make a few points here, but far be it from me to ever question my betters.  Anyway, here goes:

  • When you are a cabinet level secretary, everything you do that isn’t broadcast on TV, radio, internet, or passenger pigeon is at least sensitive, if not classified.
  • Using a non-governmental conduit to do government business is wrong, even if you followed the letter of the law.  At least try to look ashamed, or even sheepish.
  • When a determination of whether or not classified data has gotten loose in places it’s not supposed to be, it is not the prerogative of the person who may have put it there to declare that it didn’t.  That’s why we pay lawyers, police, and interrogators.
  • If I, as an intelligence specialist, had ever decided to declare my living room a SCIF for the sake of ‘convenience’, then taken possibly sensitive data out of controlled areas and worked on it at home, they wouldn’t even know where to dig to find my prison cell yet.  Hillarificent does not get to decide what is and what is not classified, especially after she gets caught, nor does she get to decide that it’s inconvenient to do things the right way.
  • Whoever at State who set this kind of thing up for her ought to be drug out in the street and bull-whipped within an inch of their lives.  To quote Treebeard – A wizard should know better.

Thing is, she isn’t the first to do this, and she won’t be the last.   I just wish somebody would get frog marched into a federal courthouse over stuff like this, pour encourageur les autres.

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  1. We should be so lucky… Sigh…

  2. I’m curious about a) who set it up and who was her sysadmin, and b) did they have the appropriate security clearances for the material that passed through it? Because a good basic security assumption is that those people have complete and total access to everything that goes through that machine.

    Is anyone even asking these questions?

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