Donald Trump's Senior Staff uses Private Email Server

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    The hypocrisy is(n't) astonishing.

    https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/25/trumps-most-senior-staff-use-a-private-email-server/

    Conservatives/Trump supporters, you own this.

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    The RNC is a private organization just like the DNC. Let me know when Trump's Secretary of State is using a private server for his official US government email at the TS-SCI level.
     
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    Using a private RNC server isn't really the same as having some guy set one up in your basement.
     
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    LOL

    "It’s not clear whether or how Trump staffers are using the RNC email addresses."
     
  6. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Have a look at the article again. In fact, the compelling part:

    I guess we'll be waiting the 20 days to see, as those emails would fall under FOIA.

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    Trump himself is using an unsecured phone, including getting calls. Who reviews these calls to determine whether top secret info is being discussed (I mean, other than the obvious hackers listening in on all his non-encrypted calls)?

    http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/25/14386524/trump-unsecure-android-phone-report
     
  9. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    It does NOT apply. That statute is only for official business. Party business is not official business.
     
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    Let the spin machine begin.

    Also - I think it's clear that Trump is more of a do what I say, not what I do kinda guy
     
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    Honestly the article is bogus, a click bait.
    As long as they don't do any official business on those servers, it's all good. Apparently they're not doing official business.
     
  12. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The exact wording of that law:

    http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?...)&f=treesort&edition=prelim&num=0&jumpTo=true

    Bold for emphasis. The White House senior staff is of the executive agency.

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    So maybe calling this hypocracy in your first post was misleading and inaccurate. According to your own link nothing is illegal. And it doesn't look like SCI or SECRET information has been transmitted.

    It also shows that Hillary did indeed break the LAW. If she was sending the data to the gov every 20 days as the LAW requires there would be no need to subpoena her emails.

    Maybe Hillary will go to jail in 2017. :)
     
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    1) Read the title of the statute.
    2) FYI Private/party correspondence is NOT a record. You create a gov't record when you do official business.

    Do you honestly expect each and every gov't employee (exec) to use solely USG servers?
     
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    Seems to me like using a government server for partisan political communications must violate some law. At best the optics would be terrible. The RNC made the correct decision.
     
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    It sounds like this applies to Hillary though.
     
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    Title has nothing to do with the intent and purpose of the law.

    Case in point: This very issue came up when email (some 22 million of them) were "lost" by GWB and was consequently sued for not providing them.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-emails-rnc-reince-priebus-white-house-server-548191

    Additionally, their servers were hacked during the election; yes, this very system, in which Trump claimed was not hacked was indeed so (confirmed by US Intelligence), so why even step foot near this fire when they have more chance than ever now to get burned by it?

    My point: you now have a huge case of the pot calling the kettle black here, in nearly the most grandiose sense.

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    It does. See the above USC, let alone the Hatch Act.

    Regardless, this is not a good look for Trump nor his staff, and this is only the first week on the job.

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    Again, no official business, no problem.
    They are not expected to discuss the size and colors of the cake at the next RNC convention using government servers.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 25, 2017 ---
    Do you really want to use taxpayer money to strengthen and help organize the Republican Party??? :eek:
     
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    The whole reason why Hillary Clinton was the subject of a federal criminal investigation was because she mishandled classified information, not just because she 'used a private server'. Donald Trump hammered her because she risked national security and erased emails beyond the capabilities of forensic recovery after she received a subpoena. 'Acid washed', as President Orange would say.

    From your article:

    FAKE NEWS!

    Wow, fake liberals just cannot handle the fact that Donald has done more for the American working class in five days than Barack Obama did in eight years. They have to grasp onto fake news such as this. Sad!
     
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    What is disconcerting is that we have to trust this administration (they have already been proven liars), that they are not using it for official business.

    Also as someone that has a personal and business email addresses, I can attest that sometimes one gets used for the wrong purpose.

    Hopefully they use some sort of technology that addresses the latter. Maybe medical science can discover a way to transplant a soul in the administration?
     
  24. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    Well, we always have to trust.
    If they do anything wrong I hope that they get caught and pay all the penalties of the case, impeachment included.
     
  25. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No-one said that it wasn't illegal; just that the email server used isn't a government-supplied, taxpayer-funded system. You're reading WAY too much into it.

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    Trust, but Verify. -Ronald Reagan

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