2/23/17 – Email Protocol
The Trump Administration has been in place for a month. Now, let’s make something clear.
Here’s what’s happening behind the headlines.
Officials in the administration of President Donald Trump should be obeying the Federal Records Act. This includes properly archiving emails involving official business.
Claims that the State Department gave Hillary Clinton permission to pick and choose which emails to keep on her home-brew email server have no foundation in federal law. It doesn’t work that way.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson sent sensitive information using private, unsecured email accounts.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used the fake name — Richard Windsor — to apparently hide questionable correspondence from FOIA requests.
It wasn’t just Democrats. Karl Rove, political adviser to President George W. Bush, was caught using private email for White House business.
Federal law is clear. Let’s hope this administration complies with it.
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