Even the liberal press is outraged with Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state has come under fire for using her personal email account for all of her work-related communications, and now both MSNBC and the New York Times are basically asking: What were you thinking?
Her use of a personal email account for her official security and diplomatic duties with the State Department may be a violation of federal law, the New York Times reported. She did not even possess a government email account during her four years at State – and aides never took steps to preserve the communications tied to her personal account on federal government servers, as required by the Federal Records Act, the newspaper found.
Jeremy Peters, a journalist with the New York Times, called Clinton’s use of a personal email account for public business “unusual,” during an interview on MSNBC with Lawrence O’Donnell. But O’Donnell was even more critical.
He slammed her for “using a not-secure, commercial email system” during her tenure at the State Department, and called her actions “a studding breach of security,” Mediaite reported.
MSNBC senior editor Beth Fouhy expressed similarly, saying Clinton “understands rules and protocol and for her to just willingly violate it just to preserve some semblance of privacy just really makes no sense.”
Clinton is the presumptive Democratic candidate for president in 2016.
Peters said Clinton’s failure to use an official government account for her work emails only furthers the notion that she is not “forthcoming,” and “not all [her] business is being conducted in the open like it should be,” he said, during the MSNBC interview.