A federal agency has issued a report on email requirements to meet statutory standards for records preservation – and didn’t mention Hillary Clinton once, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Clinton was embroiled in a major scandal during her second failed presidential run in 2016 regarding her transmission of classified information through a private server she set up while she was secretary of state.
Experts concluded it likely was hacked by America’s enemies.
She also deleted more than 30,000 emails from a cache that was subpoenaed. And a BleachBit program was used to wipe the servers to prevent any reconstruction of the data.
Now the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan group that serves members of Congress, has written about the email record-keeping requirements.
“For electronic messaging records to be useful to members of the public, federal employees, and Congress, records must be usable, unaltered, and reliably retrieved for years to come,” the report noted.
That means Congress could review whether or not agencies are able to comply with existing practices, whether media is tested and verified to be reliable for storing records, and whether it should set standards for technical components that are needed to “ensure a robust capacity to preserve and retrieve government information.”
“As with any federal record … the United States Code prohibits the destruction or alternation of electronic records. … Agency heads are responsible for maintaining the integrity of federal records, and attempts to alter or unlawfully destroy records are to be reported to [the National Archives and Records Administration.]”