Wednesday, June 01, 2016

5 other examples of politicians toying with the email rules

In addition to other Secretaries of State before Clinton, including Republicans.


she is hardly the first politician to be caught conducting official business on his or her personal email account.

Here are FIVE other examples of politicians — and their top aides — testing the limits when it comes to their emails.


Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

Palin kept a separate personal email account, on top of her official government account and regular personal account, to conduct official business for most of her tenure in office.


Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee, and some of his top aides used private email accounts to conduct state business at times when Romney was governor of Massachusetts


Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove

Karl Rove, a one-time top adviser to former President George W. Bush, allegedly used his Republican National Committee email improperly, resulting in the disappearance of at least four years' worth of correspondence sent and received from the account.

Up to 22 other aides to Bush may have also used their RNC, or other email, accounts to send and receive official emails. According to CNN, some of the non-official accounts were used by aides to discuss the controversial firings of several federal prosecutors.


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Last month, Capital New York reported that the administration of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had begun "automatically deleting emails of rank-and-file state works that are more than three months old," a policy that has resulted in the elimination of thousands of pages of official correspondence.


Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly

The "bridgegate" scandal that rocked Christie's administration in recent years all began with the unearthing of emails and texts — many sent and received from personal accounts — among a small group of Christie advisers, including Bridget Anne Kelly, who was eventually fired from her job.


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