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Robert Ariail

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 11 hours ago

    At first I thought that said syphilis which would make sense.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 11 hours ago

    Why would that ‘make sense’, Gov?

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    This is only a “controversy” because the media wants one to play with. If they reported what has actually been found, and put it in context of how other gov’t officials have handled email, it would be a non-story.
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    And we can’t have that.

  4. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, about 9 hours ago

    @wmconelly

    Bill

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 9 hours ago

    @TJDestry

    “If they reported what has actually been found, and put it in context of how other gov’t officials have handled email, it would be a non-story.”

    Other government officials weren’t the Secretary of State. Also, you are right about it, maybe, being a non-story. Within the State Department, though, I think it would be very much of an issue.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    @mikefive

    “Other government officials” include former Secretaries of State Condolence Rice and Colin Powell. Both of them used private email accounts. It was legal at the time and considered necessary as the federal government didn’t have it’s act together with their email servers yet.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 7 hours ago

    @Jase99

    Jase, it has never been legal to compromise classified information. Quite the contrary. And, Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell have nothing to do with the current kerfuffle.

  8. NeedaChuckle

    NeedaChuckle said, about 7 hours ago

    @TJDestry

    Newspapers are in trouble and TV wants ratings. Truth is hard to find nowadays. Though I did read an AP article that stated she hasn’t done anything wrong to date.

  9. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 7 hours ago

    @mikefive

    Well, ‘compromise’ when it’s declared classified years after the fact and then none of us are innocent.

  10. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 7 hours ago

    I’d rather call you inmate #1245799……

  11. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Another classy comment.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 hours ago

    I’m no fan of Mrs. Clinton, and if she gets knocked out of the race I won’t cry. But I will believe that Mrs. Clinton knowingly sent classified material over email only when I see the evidence that she did. Until then, these are just partisan rumors. If anyone can point me to the evidence, please do. If you can’t, what’s the basis for the attack?

  13. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @mikefive

    Yes it has never been legal but anyone who had dealt with classified documents knows they have to be properly marked. That’s how you know they are classified. So far they have found nothing in the 13,000 document they have released to indicate Hillary did anything improper. This is simply Hillary bashing and mud slinging in an election cycle. It is a replay of the Benghazi investigation. All smoke and mirrors, no substance.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 6 hours ago

    @Ted Lind

    Ted, this is being investigated by State Department Lawyers and the FBI, not Congress. I am also familiar with handling classified material, and I remember signing a sheet of paper that threatened me with all but execution if I was ever found responsible for compromising any of it, even “confidential”.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 6 hours ago

    @mikefive

    Yes, but it wasn’t classified when she sent it. It was classified later by a security apparatus that classifies everything these days. And her server was almost certainly more secure than the ancient system over at state. When you find that she actually risked classified information, then you can start to build a case. So far, nada.

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