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Hillary Clinton’s email controversy just got worse

March 4, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Hillary Clinton’s email controversy just got worse

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On Monday, the New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton has been using personal, private email accounts to conduct official government business as the Secretary of State.

A new report Wednesday from the Associated Press states that, “The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails – on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state – traced back to an Internet service provider registered to her family’s home in Chappaqua, New York.”

While using a personal email account is not entirely prohibited when conducting official business, it does seem pose important questions as to why Clinton would engage in such behavior.

Coming from a family who has long been scrutinized for their business and political practices of always working their angels for personal gain, the use of private email may be a tactic. Some within the political realm have stated that this scandal could end up costing Clinton a shot at the presidential election in 2016 due to some American’s perceiving this as a lack of security and transparency.

It is yet to be reported how secure the email service Clinton used was, but one would assume that the government encryption provided by an official email account would outweigh many public providers.

The practice of using personal email accounts for official business has always been highly unusual for high-level officials. However, that has not stopped some of them from such practices as just a few years ago, both Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin were caught using free email services hosted by Microsoft and Yahoo while conducting official business. Romney and Palin were both scrutinized over their email practices but it seemed to not play a large part in their campaigns for office.

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