As the New York Times reported Monday night, Hillary Clinton did not use an official government email account during her entire tenure at the State Department, instead sending all correspondence from a personal, private email account. MSNBC lapdog Andrea Mitchell called the setup “unorthodox,” but it turns out fake emails and bogus names are pretty standard operating procedure.
On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported on the Obama administration’s use of secret email accounts, stonewalling on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and attempted shakedown of reporters seeking public information on just how widespread the disclosure evasion might be.
“Don’t ever send an email on doe email with a personal email addresses,” [Jonathan] Silver wrote Aug. 21, 2011, from his personal account to a program official’s private Gmail account. “That makes them subpoenable.”
Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
(AP) Google can’t find any reference on the Internet to the secret address for [Kathleen] Sebelius.
Ten agencies have not yet turned over lists of email addresses, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Treasury, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Commerce and Agriculture. All have said they are working on a response to the AP.
Remember when the IRS commissioner, the smug John Koskinen, testified that IRS backup tapes for emails in question from around the time Lois Lerner was doing her thing didn’t exist? He was lying or doesn’t have a firm grip on how his agency operates.
Add ’em all together (using Common Core math), and what do you get?