‘No Excuse’: Washington Post Editorial Board Rips Hillary Over New Email Report

hillary-clintonThe Washington Post editorial board really hammered Hillary Clinton in an editorial tonight about her emails titled “Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules.”


The State Department inspector general’s office released a report on her emails today saying that she clearly violated established rules and did not exactly clear it through the proper channels. The Clinton campaign has mostly focused on how the report supposedly vindicates them because of how the its scope included past Secretaries of State using email in similar ways.

The Post editorial board writes, “Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them.”

They highlight how Clinton did things outside of established State Department guidelines and how it took her a while to send State all the information they needed.

And it gets pretty harsh towards the end:

There is no excuse for the way Ms. Clinton breezed through all the warnings and notifications. While not illegal behavior, it was disturbingly unmindful of the rules. In the middle of the presidential campaign, we urge the FBI to finish its own investigation soon, so all information about this troubling episode will be before the voters.

You can read the Post’s editorial here.

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