6 White House Appointees Found To Be Using Private E-mail For Government Business

Submitted by: normalfreak2 2 months ago in News & Politics


While we were all distracted with kneeling in the NFL we find the penultimate of hypocrisy -- some Trump's White House staff have been using private email accounts to conduct White House business. Steve Bannon, Jared and Ivanka, Steve Miller, Reince Preibus, and Gary Cohen all were using private e-mail the exact same thing they railed on "Corrupt Hillary" for. 

I suspect we'll be launching 14 investigations, blaming everything that's gone wrong recently on them for using and hiding their e-mails?
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Male 569
EVERYONE IS AWFUL!!!
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Male 5
Were those emails classified?
Were classified headers removed from emails to hide the fact that they were classified?
Were the classified emails on an unsecured server?
Any emails about trading special treatment by the US government to foreign citizens in exchange for donations to his personal charity?
Did he hire a team of computer experts to scrub the emails after his server was discovered in violation of a court order?
Did he finally smash the hard drives with a hammer?
Did his ex-president wife have a secret meeting on an airport runway with the US Attorney General to talk her out of prosecuting him for those crimes?

If yes, send him to prison.
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Male 8,204
Were those emails classified?  

Possible, will need to investigate
Were classified headers removed from emails to hide the fact that they were classified?
 Possible will need to investigate.
Were the classified emails on an unsecured server? 

YES just by using a private e-mail means it had to be a PRIVATE server, someones private server.

Any emails about trading special treatment by the US government to foreign citizens in exchange for donations to his personal charity? 

Why does this matter, none relevant.  I mean as far as we know nobody has been accused of this or charged with this.

Did he hire a team of computer experts to scrub the emails after his server was discovered in violation of a court order? 

(a non starter and unrelated)

Did he finally smash the hard drives with a hammer?  

(again standard procedure is to destroy hard drives after decommissioning server.)


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Male 1,562
mguy2 if both he and Hillary were sent to prison it would make every single person in America happy.
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Male 40,588
The difference is all of Trumps staff automatically turn over all emails, even from private accounts.  Or so we have been told, time will tell.
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Male 4,218
Gerry1of1 Like Trump's taxes right?
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Male 5,311
daegog Or Trump's college transcripts, because I've heard that is a really big deal if they are not turned over.
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Male 5,311
The reason so many people in the government have to use private email is the federal email system is a huge unreliable piece of shit that is constantly going down. This is also one of the reason that Comey recommended that no charges be filed against Clinton. He would have had to charge three fourths of congress. But but but Hillary used her own server. Read the article, Trump's kids used their own domain. Suck on that reality.

And no, Hillary did not use her private email to look at confidential, secret and top secret material. Anyone who makes that claim is grossly misinformed or flat out lying. There is a completely separate system to view that type of information. She absolutely used that system. She would not have been able to do her job without using that system. There is no other way for a Secretary of State to look at confidential, secret and top secret material without using this separate system. But there will be the same people jumping on here pushing the lie that she used her private email to view confidential, secret and top secret material because they will believe anything that agrees with their narrative no matter how incredibly stupid it sounds.
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Male 1,833
markust123  Again you are wrong Clinton pass over a 100 classified documents over her private server some at the highest level of secrecy.  
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Male 8,204
casaledana And the Trump administration could have done the same exact thing.  You do realize "personal e-mail" is routed by a server that's not in the Governments control.  In fact had this story not come out, they WOULD have done the EXACT same thing.  
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Male 1,544
you simply CAN NOT use private emails for government business.  That is the main thing Trump dinged hillary on.  I can not fathom why president Trump has not decreed that ANYONE using private email will be disciplined.  The risk of leaking classified information inadvertently is too great.
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Male 10,380
spanz Nobody ACTUALLY gives a shit. Trump doesn't give a shit. It was just a way to sell Tshirts and get his lemmings to chant at rallies.

They wanted / want to imprison hillary for using a private email server that MIGHT have resulted in classified information being given away and then didn't / don't give a fuck when Trump flat out told classified information to Russians.
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Male 4,383
spanz You would think that by now all concerned would know better and take every precaution. Unfortunately, even if every last one of them would suddenly wake up, they would be far more concerned with CYA then the risk of leaking classified information inadvertently.
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Male 1,562
Good article.  It showed balance which is nowhere to be found with MSNBC, FOX and the others.  Let’s see how the administration handles this one...
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Male 1,891
The Democrats did it so what difference does it make?  The only time following the rules seems to apply any more is when the other side fails to do it.

Except the fact that all of us serfs end up paying for the dog and pony show without getting anything we actually paid for.
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insaneai 
When liberals are bad, they're bad, but when conservatives are bad, so are liberals?
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jaysingrimm
1. Fuck off - you're intentionally misconstruing the argument.
2.  I would gladly explain how both sides are fucked up but you're apparently not interested.
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insaneai 
Sorry if I got you worked up. I think it needed to be asked, and yours seemed a close approximation to that line of reasoning.

By all means, please explain how both sides are fucked up - I may agree with you.
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Male 1,891
jaysingrimm The right went nuts when the left got caught.  Now the left is going nuts because the right got caught for the same thing.  The rest of us serfs are the ones paying for the idiots on both sides to play fast and loose with our security and our money.

Please choose one that applies:
1. I apologize for being so brash, I honestly thought you were trolling me to keep people from actually thinking this through a bit.  If I was wrong, please accept my honest apology and discuss this with me in good faith.
2. (I'm not saying that, I really don't like being that guy so think of something insulting on your own if you must.)
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insaneai 
"The rest of us serfs are the ones paying for the idiots on both sides to play fast and loose with our security and our money"

You seem upset by both incidents, but should I not find your first remark dismissive?

"The Democrats did it so what difference does it make?"

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Male 1,891
jaysingrimm You can't seriously fail to see the "what difference does it make" reference there, can you?  
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insaneai
? That's what makes your remark seem dismissive.

*Edit - Okay, this confused Canadian googled it:

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” she said. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?” link

Clinton wasn't speaking about the emails, but if you find her remarks overly dismissive, that's fine.
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Male 1,891
jaysingrimm I didn't know you were Canadian.  Sorry.  I can't reasonably expect you to keep up on our politics in the USA.  
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insaneai 
No worries. And I know I can be brash - tho, I rarely apologize for it.

Nonetheless, I'm sorry.
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Male 4,383
Eh, there's no there there.
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Male 8,204
trimble Oh give me a break, what's the fucking difference between what Hillary did and these 6 people did?  Hillary thought she had no confidential or government secrets in her personal e-mail she was wrong.  What's stopping that from happening here?  NOTHING.  You state your are in IT.  If you give your users the ability to skirt the rules, what ends up happening?  They skirt the rules.  You don't give them options to skirt the rules.  

Of course you make excuses for "your team" You never stated "there's no there there" for Hillary EVER.
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normalfreak2 Actually I was just ribbing you for sticking with the "there's no there there" line throughout the attacks on Clinton (although I know you got it from your Messiah, Obama) but you are still so butthurt over the election results that you have no sense of humor at all. I really don't care, I would not have voted for her based on her politics alone regardless of any of the other stuff. And "my team"? Not only was I not making excuses for anyone, I don't know what you mean by "my team".
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Male 8,204
trimble Again you misinterpret my words.  When did I say there's no there there concerning Hillary's e-mails?  I'm saying if there is something there CHARGE HER WITH A CRIME.  I'm sick of hearing about her e-mails if no crime was committed.  If a crime was in fact committed bring the damn charges and let's go.  Until then it's nothing, JUST like this is nothing.  

I am using Trump's own words when attacking Hillary for the same damn thing.  Do Trump's words also apply to his staff and his Children or is this a case of what's political expedient for other people doesn't apply to those people he likes?
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Male 4,383
normalfreak2 You used to use the "there's no there there" line all the time back when all the talk was about Clinton's stupid server. That's all.
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Male 4,218
trimble When he says your team he is referring to your obvious conservative leanings.  The notion of your of independence are fairly laughable.
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daegog Have a good laugh. I'm certain you would label me as such given my conservative leanings toward just about all fiscal matters which would include less taxes, less spending, and a believer in less federal government interference in States issues (strong believer in The Constitution and hence also the Tenth Amendment) and a much smaller federal government. I disagree with both major parties on a ton of their positions including on the war on drugs, the war on terror, war, foreign policy in general, education and healthcare to name a few as well as their often total disregard for The Constitution. As far as clowns like you, HG and NF2 that insist that I have at some time termed myself as an independent, I have no idea where you get that from. I have only ever said that I am a member of the Libertarian Party, that it is the only party I have ever belonged to, done work for and participated in platform and primary conventions. That people like you can only fathom that there be only two ways, conservative or liberal, republican or democrat is your problem. And both of the “major” parties love you for it.
 
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Male 4,218
trimble If you wanna say your not conservative, i would just say "OK".  5Cats could tell me he donates money to BLM, i would just say "OK" to that as well.

People with this idea of a smaller government being a good thing are deluded.

Companies are rampaging across our resources, draining them at a horrific rate (just look at what Nestle is doing with our water in multiple states), the government we have now can't even keep up with them, how would a smaller government help?

And that is just one tiny aspect of why a smaller government is bad, i haven't heard many arguments on why a smaller government is good.


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Male 4,383
daegog OK Bozo.
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Male 8,204
trimble you would find we agree on a lot of thing s. In that list you provided I agree on all of those.  We just differ in what is the solutions 
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Male 4,383
normalfreak2 Yes, I have always gathered as much from our conversations.
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trimble 
Where was your support for Johnson during your election?
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jaysingrimm I did not support Johnson, he was a horrible choice to begin with, a LINO if you will and made a complete ass out of himself at the convention, pulling an "I'll hold my breath 'till I turn blue" act to get the  VP candidate he wanted. Even after getting what he wanted, he was given a very nice gift by the candidate most at the convention wanted for VP and dumped it in the trash like a spoiled child. His "carbon tax idea" he floated was nothing more than an attempt to get enough polling points to get a debate invite and had no intention of ever imposing such a tax, that is the kind of crap republicans and democrats do all the time.  I'm not going to vote for someone I cannot support simply out of party loyalty.
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trimble 
A lot of fair criticism.

Sorry, I was curious - Thank you for explaining so eloquently.
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Male 2,720
Why is it so hard to use the proper device/addy etc.?  It's not like they have anything to hide right?  Oh wait...never mind. 
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Male 8,204
Trump also accused Obama of being in on the conspiracy. "He's campaigning and this was set up a long time ago, and he knew that the FBI was going to do this because it would have been very uncomfortable for him to campaign with her actually if they didn't take a pass on crooked Hillary," Trump said. "So they take a pass, they announce they're not going to press charges, lo and behold, a few hours later, let's have a press conference, let's do a speech together."Trump called on voters to see Clinton's email controversy as evidence of poor decisionmaking. "Stupidity is not a reason that you're going to be innocent, and I don't happen to believe it was stupidity," Trump said. "Look at her judgment on emails," he continued. "Who would do it? Look at her judgment. Her judgment is horrible." He said Clinton "put the entire country in danger."


So are all these people stupid, lack judgement, and poor decision making?  Which is it POTUS?  If charges aren't pressed can we assume Trump is in on this?
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