Hillary sacked ambassador who opted for private email

 From: powerlineblog.com, By: Paul Mirengoff, On:

Hillary with Blackberry

(Garnet92: emphasis is mine)

Mark Hemingway of the Weekly Standard calls our attention to the case of Scott Gration, the former U.S. ambassador to Kenya. He abruptly “stepped down” in 2012, prompted by a withering evaluation from the State Department, then under the direction of Hillary Clinton.

The report found multiple concerns with Gration’s performance. One of them was the following:

Because the information management office could not change the Department’s policy for handling Sensitive But Unclassified material, [Gration] assumed charge of the mission’s information management operations. He ordered a commercial Internet connection installed in his embassy office bathroom so he could work there on a laptop not connected to the Department email system. He drafted and distributed a mission policy authorizing himself and other mission personnel to use commercial email for daily communication of official government business.

During the inspection, the Ambassador continued to use commercial email for official government business. The Department email system provides automatic security, record-keeping, and backup functions as required.

The Ambassador’s requirements for use of commercial email in the office and his flouting of direct instructions to adhere to Department policy have placed the information management staff in a conundrum: balancing the desire to be responsive to their mission leader and the need to adhere to Department regulations and government information security standards.

This report should leave no doubt that, in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, using a private email outside the State Department’s secure system was improper under Department regulations and government information security standards. As Hemingway concludes, if doing so was unacceptable for an ambassador, it certainly should be deemed unacceptable for the Secretary of State herself.


Putting aside all of the “black pots and kettles” and “sauce for geese and ganders” etc., is anyone surprised that Hillary believes herself to be above the law? After all, the law is what she and Bill SAY it is, and their definition of the law most certainly wouldn’t include anything that either of them has ever done (cough, cough). Remember that they are both attorneys and as such, wouldn’t DREAM of violating a law, not even some piddling little prohibition concerning emails.

It does make me wonder if Hillary might not have also “protected” State Department funds in a personal bank account (just to keep them safe) – maybe we ought to look into that too.


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9 Responses to Hillary sacked ambassador who opted for private email

  1. Kathy says:

    Like so many other lefties, Gration didn’t like the rules so he made up his own. It’s amazing how so many in the government do that and get by with it, at least for a time.

    During her tenure, the State Department lost $6 Billion dollars in so many years supposedly because they failed to file their contracts properly. I’d say that merits an investigation yet we’ve seen little, if any news on it. Odds are the Clintons aren’t broke now.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Of course not, Kathy, the return on investment isn’t there. That is, through inefficiency, waste, and corruption, they’d expend $7 or $8 billion dollars trying to account for $6 billion – and never account for it. Better just chalk it up to “shrinkage.”

  2. CW says:

    Republicans should write a bill to address this just so they can call it “Hillary’s Law” and create a permanent reminder of her lawlessness.

  3. Bullright says:

    Good stuff. Hypocrite in waiting.Depends on the definition of “email”. As bad as what she did was, the motives had to be far worse than all of it. Imagine imagine her keeping info from Barry the great? She didn’t trust him either. Better yet, she trusted Hubby more than Barry…cough, achem.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Thanks Bull, but I doubt that she “trusts” anyone (except maybe Huma). When you consider the band of miscreants she associates with, NONE of them are trustworthy.

  4. Bullright says:

    Right, that missing 6 billion at State required super duper security for safe keeping, just saying. LOL

  5. Garnet92 says:

    Right, she’s only holding it for safe keeping. Honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if some/all of that $6 bn didn’t somehow find its way into Clinton coffers.

  6. Hardnox says:

    Interesting piece. Another one of those do as I say not as I do thingies that the Hildabeast is famous for. It’s great to be queen.