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Mrs. Clinton’s Old Habits

Hat tip:  Instapundit [1]

Hat tip: Instapundit

The Clinton’s, B.J. and Mrs., believe rules are for the other people:

WASHINGTON (AP [2]) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency – the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades.

The latest disclosure, that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president. Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department, it added fresh fuel Tuesday to the longstanding charge the Clintons play by their own rules.

Problems dog the Clinton’s the same way fire hydrants dogĀ  dogs, they seek them out.

Describing the email account Mrs. Clinton used to conduct official business as Secretary of State misses much of the point. Mrs. Clinton did not merely use her existing private email account. Rather she created a domain for the purpose, from Washington Post [3]:

Examining the registry information for “clintonemail.com” reveals that the domain was first created on Jan. 13, 2009 — one week before President Obama was sworn into office, and the same day that Clinton’s confirmation hearings began before the Senate.

Reax, Neo-Neocon [4]:

There are two newish problems for Clinton, both related to her tenure at State.

The first is the fact that the Clinton Foundation accepted foreign contributions while Hillary was Secretary. The second is that during the time she held that office she never used government email to transact her official business, instead relying on a private email account.

The revelations may be new. The problems are old. The Clinton’s use public office to amass personal wealth and view themselves exempt from the law.