Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2016, very likely broke the law, according to several legal experts.
It was recently disclosed that she exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as Secretary of State, and that she did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. That her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act, have only compounded her problems.
On CNN, Brianna Keller told Chris Cuomo: “This is a very big deal. And you said she may have broken laws or rules here, Chris, well a lot of experts say that she did by using only a personal account while she was Secretary of State. This is a huge development, especially as Hillary Clinton is just perhaps weeks from declaring her candidacy for president.
“So her spokesperson says that she, while using this personal account, was adhering to the spirit and the letter of the law, but consider this: President Obama for instance he has a government email account. This is for a couple of reasons. Because it’s secure and also for the preservation of historic records. She used only her personal account, and that means she and her aides have tremendous discretion when it comes to the preservation or handing over of documents for certain things, say Benghazi or other issues where documents may be needed.”