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Uh oh, the State Department just concluded its own internal audit of Hillary Clinton's emailing practices (and department-wide emailing practices) and found that Hillary is THE WORST:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton violated federal records rules through her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, a State Department audit has concluded.

"At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department issues before leaving government service," says an audit by the State Department Inspector General, obtained by NBC News.

"Because she did not do so, she did not comply with the [State] Department's policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act."

BURN HER FOR A WITCH!

Except wait, what's this?

The audit found that the non-compliance over personal email went beyond Clinton, and that former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Republican, also failed to preserve government-related emails when he was secretary of state.

The State Department asked Powell to try to receive relevant emails from his internet provider, but "as of May 2016 the Department has not received a response" from Powell, the audit said.

I think we all have one question on our minds right now. Was Colin Powell home THE WHOLE NIGHT he was doing Benghazi? Huh?

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/595250/benghazi-gop-congresslady-doesnt-think-youre-very-funny-hillary"></a>[/wonkbar]You'll remember that both Powell and staff members of Secretary Condoleezza Rice received emails during their tenures that were later deemed to be classified, just like Hillary did. So, basically they all did Benghazi. And Vince Foster too. Why won't Condoleezza Rice stop murdering Vince Foster, that's what we'd like to know.

So, it looks like Hillary broke the rules, and Colin broke the rules, and Condoleezza couldn't even technically break the rules because she didn't actually use email, personally. Wonder if this is more of a systemic problem at State, and less about how Hillary is Killary:

Indeed, the report's conclusion cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" in electronic record-keeping "that go well beyond the tenure of any one secretary of state."

Gotcha.

Clinton's campaign is OF COURSE saying this is no big, because they are bought-and-paid-for corporate Shillaries, pointing out that John Kerry is the first secretary ever in all of U.S. American history to use official State Department email.

Some of the findings of the report may sound familiar, if you are familiar with Hillary's longstanding (and sometimes aggravating) penchant for privacy:

Clinton was concerned about her personal email messages becoming part of the public record.

In November 2010, Clinton aide Huma Abedin said they should "talk about putting you on state email," because her private server emails were not always being received.

Clinton replied: "Let's get separate address or device but I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible."

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/586232/hillary-clintons-emails-are-sexplosion-of-benghazi-lies-betrayal-and-glamour-shots"></a>[/wonkbar]And then everybody was like, "Hey why don't you carry two Blackberrys?" and she was like "Nah." And they never spoke of it again! For real, though, they never spoke of it again:

Two information technology officials who support the secretary raised concerns about Clinton's use of personal email in late 2010 and raised the issue with their boss, the audit says.

The director of the unit that supported the secretary's information technology "instructed the staff never to speak of the Secretary's personal email system again."

Pffffft, we already know what was in those so-called "personal" emails anyway. Just a bunch of Snapchats with Sid Blumenthal and making plans to practice lesbionic stuff with Huma while they watched "The Good Wife." Oh, and the breaking news that John Boehner is an alcoholic.

And what does the State Department have to say about its inspector general's audit?

In a statement, the State Department said the agency "could have done a better job preserving emails and records of Secretaries of State and their senior staff going back several administrations."

"We also acknowledge the report's finding that compliance with email and records management guidance has been inconsistent across several administrations," it said.

So did Hillary do something wrong? Yeah. Did everybody else do something wrong too? Yeah. Is everybody sorry for doing something wrong and promises never to do it again? PROBABLY, unless Colin and Condoleezza are all "Not running for president, LONG HAIR DON'T CARE."

(They are probably doing that.)

[NBC / The Hill]

Evan Hurst

Evan Hurst is the senior editor of Wonkette, which means he is the boss of you, unless you are Rebecca, who is boss of him. His dog Lula is judging you right now.

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