Hillary’s Email Scandal

I would hazard a guess that only 1% of executives even know what an email server is. The number of Trump’s supporters who know what one it would be even lower. That is how he has been able to bamboozle his followers into thinking the email scandal is the crime of the century. Pretty well everyone has IT (Information Technology) tech specialists set up their email servers and clients for them. Hillary is a busy executive. I strongly doubt, prior to the scandal, that she too knew what an email server was.

She would have asked her IT guy to set up the email in such a way to make it more difficult for other people in the government to snoop on her emails. He would have done that by setting up a private server. It might not have dawned on him that for classified materials, you need to harden your server to government specifications.

This worked great as far as Hillary was concerned. There were fewer leaks. All went fine until someone pointed out that classified email should go through a hardened server, not a civilian private server. Hillary’s political enemies got wind of this and made it sound as if she had been selling state secrets to the Russians.

It was not even her who made the mistake. It was her IT guy. It was an honest mistake not a crime. Hillary’s political enemies have taken advantage of the fact the almost no one in the public knows what an email server is either, to paint her error as the biggest treason since Benedict Arnold. It is a tempest in a teapot.

Trump has made such a production of the email scandals. This hyperbole works because almost none of his followers know what an email server is. If Hillary had been working for a corporation and used the wrong email server, her boss would say Oops. You have been using the wrong email server. I’ll call in the IT guy to set it up properly. There would have been no reprimands. There would have been no criminal investigation. Executives are not responsible for how their email servers are hooked up any more than they are responsible for how their printers are configured. That is the province of the IT techs.

Further, Hillary deleted emails she had dealt with or would never get around to. I do the same. Probably, you do too. In a government system, the server maintains and backs up a permanent log of all emails, deleted or not. I gather in Hillary’s case, the IT guy did not set up the log and backup properly. That is not Hillary’s fault. Her political enemies are trying to depict her deleting emails as something sinister. Her enemies don’t care about the truth. They just want something that confuses the public that they can use to paint Hillary as a criminal.

Deleting emails is normal procedure to clear the decks. Almost everyone who uses email makes frequent use of the delete button. There is not time to read everything. The server is supposed to maintain a backup log. If it does not, that is the IT guy’s fault.

If this truly is the worst dirt on Hillary, she is a flipping saint.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)