Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Judge Says Hillary Clinton Didn’t Follow Government Email Policies

Another oopsie for the rapidly deflating Clinton campaign.

A federal judge on Thursday said that Hillary did not comply with government policies in her exclusive use of a personal email account while she was secretary of state, challenging her longstanding position that she abided by the rules.

The statement is not an accusation from Fox. It is not a partisan attack. There is no “everybody does it.” There is no “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is.”

If Hillary wants to argue this one, she’ll need to tell it to the judge. And that day is coming.

At a hearing for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department, the judge, Emmet G. Sullivan, pictured, of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, said that “we wouldn’t be here today if the employee had followed government policy.”

Judge Sullivan also opened the door for the FBI, which is ever-so-slowly investigating whether there was classified information on Clinton’s email server, to expand its inquiry to pursue emails that she may have deleted. The judge ordered the State Department to ask the FBI to give it any emails recovered from Clinton’s private server that were not already in the State Department’s possession or that may be related to the lawsuit.

It will only take one “personal” email that should have already been handed over to stick a fork in this turkey.

In doublespeak that would have embarrassed Orwell, the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI, has argued before Judge Sullivan that Freedom of Information Act searches do not typically involve a government employee’s personal email account. Of course, had Clinton followed the rules and acted like ever other government employee, including the rank-and-file who worked for her at State, none of this would be considered personal email.

A Clinton spokesperson defended her use of the account. “Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account was consistent with the practice of other secretaries of state, and permissible under the department’s policy at the time.”

Well, not really. When Clinton became secretary in February 2009, the State Department’s policy was “that normal day-to-day operations be conducted on an authorized” government computer. Nine months later, federal regulations were toughened to say that government agencies that allow employees to use nongovernment email accounts must “ensure that federal records sent or received on such systems are preserved in the appropriate agency record-keeping system.”

Since The New York Times reported in March that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account, she has said that she complied with the regulations by sending emails to the work accounts of government officials so that those messages would be stored in the government’s servers. At a news conference in March at the United Nations, Clinton said, “I fully complied with every rule that I was governed by.”

Emails from Mrs. Clinton’s account that were handed over to Congress show that she sent emails to at least four of her aides on their personal email accounts that never reached the government’s possession.