Thursday, March 5, 2015

Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Emailhi

11:06 AM, MAR 5, 2015 • BY MARK HEMINGWAY

In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to aForeign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a whithering evaluation from the State Departmen

The impending release of a highly critical report by the State Department’s Inspector General’s office prompted the sudden resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, according to administration and congressional sources.

In other words, State Department policy was very clear. Using a private email outside the State Department's secure system was completely unacceptable. If this applied to ambassadors, one would think it was sensible policy for the Secretary of State as well.