Just as some workplaces have a tracker counting the number of days since an accident, Hillary Clinton must have one counting the number of days since her last scandal.The scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails has been revealed to the public in tranches, as her emails continued getting released. It’s a good thing the public wasn’t really “sick of hearing about her damn emails,” because there was plenty to learn from them.
And regardless of what the public think, the State Department and FBI each have launched their own investigations into Hillary’s emails. The State department just released a verdict, as Politico reports: 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.”
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.With this information made public, I can only hope it aids the FBI in setting Hillary up for consecutive terms… in prison.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]