Hillary secret email account established as she faced confirmation hearings
Joining the New York Times in uncovering details of the Hillary Clinton conspiracy to violate public records disclosure, Phillip Bump of the Washington Post connects some dots and reveals a telling fact showing an explicit plan was put in place to evade the law’s requirements.
In March 2013, an adviser to Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, had his email hacked by "Guccifer" -- the Romanian hacker perhaps best known for revealing George W. Bush's paintings to the world. At the time, Gawker reported that Blumenthal was communicating with an account that appeared to belong to Clinton at the "clintonemail.com" domain. The content of some of those emails was published by RT.com.
Examining the registry information for "clintonemail.com" reveals that the domain was first created on January 13, 2009 -- one week before President Obama was sworn into office, and the same day that Clinton's confirmation hearings began before the Senate.
This is very significant, because it forecloses the excuse that Mrs. Clinton was just following her existing practice of using her private email account, a force-of-habit matter. Coming as it did as Mrs. Clinton faced confirmation hearings, the establishment of the account shows an active attempt to evade the law’s requirements and conduct her official business in secret. We already know that the Clinton Foundation accepted large sums of money from foreign governments, in violation of the law, while she was Secretary of State. What other secret shenanigans were conducted beyond the gaze of the public?
I don’t for a minute imagine that Mrs. Clinton did the dirty work of establishing the email domain on her own. It is the type of detailed task she would assign to an underling, which makes this a conspiracy. If I am correct, then serious prosecution is possible, despite the realtively toothless requirements of the disclosure law itself.