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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 04:54 PM

President Bill Clinton Lost One Million Emails: The First Clinton Email Scandal

After the release of the State Department Inspector General's report last week, Hillary Clinton's private emails and server have once again become headline news. Not mentioned as part of the story, however, is that Hillary's private server troubles are not the first time the Clintons have been involved in an email/server scandal.

During Bill Clinton's tenure in the White House (WH), a "glitch" (or person) turned off an automatic email archiving system causing the loss of around one million emails. The emails that just "happened" to disappear were the same ones Kenneth Starr was subpoenaing for the Monica Lewinsky scandal and that Congress was asking for in their investigation of "Filegate."

Also coincidentally, the lost emails were from the server that controlled the email accounts of President Clinton and other potential witnesses in the above scandal. The people who discovered the missing emails were even threatened with jail if they spoke about the loss.

According to the House Oversight Committee report released in Dec. 2000:

The White House installed an Automated Records Management System (ARMS) to store all email correspondence in one central place, and make it easier to respond to document subpoenas. Due to a misconfiguration in the system, e-mail to about 500 White House officials was never recorded. E-mail was first discovered missing in January 1998, but the extent of the problem was not realized until later that year.

Top White House officials were notified in June. Despite the fact that e-mail was being subpoenaed in a number of civil and criminal cases, including the Lewinsky affair and the Filegate scandal, the White House did not notify investigators that some of it was missing. In mid-February 2000, the ex-chief of White House computer operations, Sheryl Hall who had moved to the Treasury Dept. came forward with allegations that Clinton administration officials were involved in an e-mail cover-up. Betty Lambuth, working for a private employer under contract to the White House, charged that White House technicians had been threatened with loss of job, arrest, and jail if they revealed the problem.

http://www.mrctv.org/blog/president-bill-clinton-lost-one-million-emails-first-clinton-email-scandal

And yet, they're still trying to play dumb about the current server. If Clinton goes down, it will be because she didn't "evolve" enough when it comes to being sneaky with technology.

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Reply President Bill Clinton Lost One Million Emails: The First Clinton Email Scandal (Original post)
U.S.Awesome Jun 2016 OP
Gamle-ged Jun 2016 #1
Supercalifragilistic Jun 2016 #2
RattyG Jun 2016 #4
moneyshot Jun 2016 #3
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #6
Trevor Jun 2016 #5
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #7
Trevor Jun 2016 #8
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #9
Trevor Jun 2016 #10
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #13
Trevor Jun 2016 #14
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #15
Trevor Jun 2016 #16
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #17
John Q Citizen Jun 2016 #11
MeatSandwich Jun 2016 #12

Response to U.S.Awesome (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 04:59 PM

1. It seems that the Clinton crime family are more technically able than they let on...

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Response to U.S.Awesome (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:08 PM

2. Bill Clinton is on record saying he has sent ONE email...

...in his entire life.

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Response to Supercalifragilistic (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 06:04 PM

4. Ya and he was under oath that he didnt do something else and we know how that turned out LOL

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Response to U.S.Awesome (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 05:23 PM

3. The Bushpigs "lost" 22 million emails and used a non authorized domain name

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_White_House_email_controversy

then fired a host of US Attorneys for political reasons.

NO ONE had more legit scandals than the Bush Crime Family.

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Response to moneyshot (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:09 AM

6. All the e-mails were recovered. You forgot to mention that in your zeal to score a point.

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Response to U.S.Awesome (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 07:40 PM

5. Watermelon Dan Burton spent millions recovering all the lost E-mails

They didn't find one incriminating thing. It was unlikely that they would. The only E-mails that weren't recorded were those that came from outside the White House and got no response. That was a system problem. Nobody deleted anything. White House lawyers ran a search under the name Monica Lewinsky and nothing came back. They logically concluded there was nothing in the E-mails that was responsive to the witch hunters' demands. That turned out to be true.

This was just one more of many right wing witch hunts that went nowhere.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 12:10 AM

7. Until the blue dress showed up. Then ... crickets.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 05:23 PM

8. The blue dress

was not part of the E-mails. We already knew about it when Burton went on his multi-million dollar failed fishing expedition.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:15 PM

9. So, to solve this issue, just have her turn over *all* of the e-mails, and let her

aides testify without invoking the fifth or having seven lawyers in tow.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:43 PM

10. Her aides have rights

the same as everybody else. One way or another, all the E-mails are in the possession of the FBI now.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 11:31 PM

13. Yes, they certainly do.

And the right to assert the 5th amendment against SELF INCRIMINATION (read: I'm guilty of some criminal act and don't want to incriminate myself) is pretty straight forward. Just a question. Did Colin Powell or Madeline Albright invoke the fifth when they cooperated with the State Department IG investigation?

That's what I thought.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 12:23 AM

14. Innocent people take the fifth too.

Its the smart thing to do.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 09:24 AM

15. Rarely, if ever. But hang on to that fantasy, if it makes you feel better.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 3, 2016, 05:03 PM

16. If you ever get a lawyer

that's what he'll advise you to do. That's what most of them do.

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Response to Trevor (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 4, 2016, 12:32 AM

17. Not if I haven't committed a crime. There is absolutely no reason to invoke the fifth.

If that was the case, then Colin Powell and Madeiline Albright would have done it as well.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 10:43 PM

11. You know the Obama State Dept Inspector General and the FBI are

just picking on her violations of federal law for political reasons.

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Response to John Q Citizen (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 2, 2016, 11:27 PM

12. Yes, just ask LMPV and Trainman, they'll confirm that.

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