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Hillary Emails Confirm Private Server Set Up For Secrecy

Dick Morris

By Dick Morris

Published May 26, 2016

Hillary Emails Confirm Private Server Set Up For Secrecy

Private Server Hacked Several Times While Clinton Traveling

State Had No Idea That IT Guru Was Privately Working For Hillary

It seems so long ago that Hillary Clinton unconvincingly told a packed press conference at the U.N. that she used a private email server "for convenience," instead of using the government server like all other executive branch employees.

It wasn't for convenience sake, though. Not at all. It was to keep Hillary's emails secret and outside of federal records laws and the Freedom of Information Act.

Now she is caught red handed in her lie.

The State Department Inspector General has released a "smoking gun" email exchange between Secretary of State Clinton from her top personal aide Huma Abedin indicating her concern that Hillary's emails were not being received by her employees.

Abedin wrote:

"We should talk about putting you on state mail or releasing your email address to the department so you are not going to SPAM."

Hillary replied, rejecting her aide's advice: "I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible."

NOTE: That email exchange was not made public by Hillary or the State Department.

Accessible means that the media or FOI requesters could get access to her business emails on her personal server. So, now it's clear that the private e mail server was set up in the first place to shield Hillary's emails as Secretary of State from the media in general and from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests in particular.

So when Judicial Watch and other public interest groups filed FOI requests for Hillary's emails relating to the Benghazi raid, the State Department had to report that they couldn't find any responsive material to turn over. As designed, they were inaccessible, hidden in Hillary's private server tucked away in a closet in her Chappaqua home.

Now that the real reason for Hillary's subterfuge is out in the open, we can begin to try to understand what else was contained in the emails that she did not want to be "accessible" to FOI requests. Were there emails relating to quid pro quo deals between Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation on the one hand and the Secretary of State on the other? Maybe the FBI is looking at that possibility.

But one thing is for certain: she had something to hide.

Here are some other interesting findings in the report:

The server was hacked on several occasions -- two times during Hillary's travel to foreign countries where her Blackberry was vulnerable to attacks.

The State Department had no idea that Bryan Pagliano, who maintained Hillary's server, was doing this work while he was a full time employee at State. They thought he only worked on department-wide issues.

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Dick Morris, who served as adviser to former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former President Clinton, is the author of 16 books, including his latest, Screwed and Here Come the Black Helicopters.

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