There are plenty of things that unite us as a species: our need to visit the bathroom, our dislike of Bieber and our seething hatred of corporate e-mail systems. It's the third on that list that's landed Hillary Clinton in hot water since it appears that, in her four years at the state department, she avoided using official email altogether. The former Secretary of State is believed to have conducted all of her business via a personal email account, breaching federal requirements to maintain an automatic record of all communication.In a report by the New York Times, officials can only use non-approved methods of contact when there's no alternative. This ruling is not only to maintain security, but also so that every message can be instantly archived by oversight committees, historians and, eventually, the media. Clinton isn't the only Secretary of State to fall foul of the regulation, however, since Colin Powell was also a fan of using his private email account. Clinton's replacement, John Kerry, is a bit more of a company man, and is the first secretary to "primarily" rely upon his state.gov email account.
Of course, Clinton probably wasn't dashing off too many Emoji-filled missives to other world leaders via her Gmail. In fact, it's more likely than not that most of her work was actually done over the ultra-secure (and top secret) JWICS system. That point is being supported by former Department of Defense official Adam Blickstein, who tweeted in support of the former official.
NYT headline really misleading. Big difference between CLASS & UNCLASS email systems. Solid chance Hillary did ton of work on classified net- Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) March 3, 2015
.@ExumAM Exactly. Really sloppy reporting. Most of her actual work would exist outside of UNCLASS networks. Easy pushback to stupid story- Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) March 3, 2015
So http://t.co/qllv8fxzzJ is hosted email powered by MX Logic, presumably one of their secure email services? Anyone know that platform?- Anil Dash (@anildash) March 3, 2015