Of the use of a private server Clinton says, “It was allowed…” The Inspector General says, “She did not ask permission, and would not have received it if she had asked.” Slight discrepancy there.
Clinton admits that she did it, “as did my predecessors.” The IG says that, “rules were clarified in 2009,” which is the year she entered office as Secretary of State. How could her predecessors have been operating under rules that did not exist until her first year in office?
I’ve always laughed at the defense of claiming that “other people did it too.” If a bank robber stands in front of a judge and responds to the judge’s question regarding his defense that “other people have also robbed banks,”
I think the judge is going to reject his argument.
The line in the report that I found most illustrative of the incredible hubris of the woman is the part about a memo going out over Clinton’s signature warning State Department employees not to use non-government servers due to security issues, while she was using a private server and had been notified that it had been shut down at least twice due to hack attempts.
And we have not yet even started on contributions to the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.