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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

LEAK: Every Obama Official ‘Uses Their Gmail Account’

A former top Department of State official who worked under Hillary Clinton told her presidential campaign chair every White House staffer and top cabinet official uses a personal email account.

“Btw you know as well as I every god damn cabinet officer and WH staff uses [their] gmail account!” Tom Nides, the former deputy secretary of state for management and resources, wrote to John Podesta in a March 2015 email.

Nides, who served in the State Department from 2011 to 2013 while Clinton was secretary of state, wrote to Podesta using his Gmail account, and suggested that he used one while working in the Obama administration.

Podesta’s Gmail account, which he used to communicate with White House staffers, got hacked, revealing Nides’ candid email to the Clinton campaign chairman.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Considering the Podesta documents are from gmail, and the DNC documents are from gmail and google groups let us hope they only discussed yoga and marriage plans.

Anonymous said...

Just because they do it doesn't make it right. They are recklessly exposing classified information if not on more secure govt systems.

Anonymous said...


"What did the President know ...?"

Anonymous said...

So, every one of those using their Gmail accounts for sensitive information sharing is guilty of violating the regulations. There's no comfort or pass given just because "everybody does it". If it was okay, the regulations would spell it out, which they most emphatically don't.
That "everybody does it", if it's even partially true, points to a serious problem with security measures followed and supervised by those responsible. If they cannot enforce the rules, why are they in their jobs?