What Did the Secretary Know and When Did She Know It?

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Did you know that the State Department was required by law to inform Hillary Clinton of “federal laws and regulations requiring her to use an official email account,” when she became Secretary of State? That might seem a little arcane or dry or whatever, but it gets a little more interesting when you get into the details, which Mark Tapscott provides for you today:

Patrick F. Kennedy was under secretary for management during Clinton’s State Department tenure but it is not known whether he conducted the briefing of Clinton or was present during the discussion. He did not respond to a Washington Examiner request for comment.

Other senior officials responsible for the department’s information technology and record-keeping programs may also have been obligated to contact the archivist if they had reason to believe Clinton was not complying with the record-keeping requirements. It is not clear what if any penalties would apply if those officials failed to contact the archivist.

Trey Gowdy needs to lean on Kennedy, hard. He needs to lean on some “other senior officials responsible,” too, just as hard.

Gowdy still might not get Hillary Clinton, who belongs in jail, but he just might re-instill such much-needed fear of Congress in the Executive branch.