We have met the enemy and he is us.
~ Walt Kelly ~
For many people, the drama playing out concerning Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server, as well as several personal smart phones, while Secretary of State is little more than election year politics. For those government employees and contractors who work with classified information, this is a test of America’s Federal Law as well as the U.S. Justice system and whether the political elite will protect each other.
The rules concerning the handling of classified information are very clear. Every year training is required. Permission to access classified information must be granted. All email containing classified information must be marked and that is the responsibility of the author. Classified information can only be used on a government owned computer system. The computer system cannot be connected to a public internet system. A classified intranet must have an air gap between it and the internet. No personal electronic devices can be in the immediate area while processing classified information. Classified information cannot be removed from the area where the use of classified data is permitted. If a classified information system is comprised it must be reported immediately to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of classified matter.
Hillary Clinton knowingly disregard Federal Laws for her personal convince and then committed perjury to various authorities and the American people multiple times. These are facts that cannot be ignored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, or the State Department. Ultimately Hillary Clinton’s manager at the time was responsible for assuring the Secretary of State followed the rules. It is now President Obama’s responsibility to assure the Federal Laws are enforced.