“Pennsylvanians all across the state are talking about Hillary Clinton’s decision to put her political ambition ahead of our national security. Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe the rules apply to her in her quest to do whatever it takes to become President. Make no mistake about it: Hillary Clinton is willing to risk Pennsylvania’s energy jobs, economy and, now, even security in order to protect her political future. The latest evidence of Hillary ignoring security protocols serves as further evidence that she isn’t the leader we need in a President.” – PA GOP Communications Director Megan Sweeney
“Despite clear warnings that her setup broke federal standard and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, Clinton and her senior aides ignored that advice, apparently deciding that rules that applied to every other State Department employee, simply did not apply to them.
“Americans expect a certain bravado and self-confidence from their leaders. But they also expect them to play by the same set of rules that apply to all citizens.
“And voters should remember Clinton’s willful disregard for the rules when they enter the polling place.”
“But for year, decades actually, Bill and Hillary Clinton have done too little to quell the perception that they make their own rules, putting their own political self-interest above the good of the people they serve.
“The inspector general, appointed by the Obama administration, found Clinton’s email set-up violated agency policies and could have left sensitive government information vulnerable. It also complicated federal archiving of her emails, in turn making it more difficult to obtain them under the Freedom of Information Act.”
“Despite earlier claims by Ms. Clinton that the State Department tech security wizards were OK with her habits, the OIG ‘found no evidence that the secretary requested or obtained guidance or approval to conduct official business via a personal email account on her private server.’ Worse, her motivation for using the private system was not just for the ‘convenience’ factor she had once cited, but to keep some of her communications outside Freedom of Information Act requests. ‘I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible,’ she said in 2010 to an aide, who was encouraging her to start using an official State Department email.”