Hidden Inspector General Report on Clinton’s Emails?

If you haven’t heard about the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails during her term as Secretary of State, you are one of the lucky ones.

The rest of us have been treated to a literal circus of pettifogging over her “private” email server for years now. Truly a tempest in a teapot.

But, along comes a much awaited report by the Inspector General for the State Department on those same emails, and where can you find it?

Not on the Inspector General for the State Department homepage (as of 25 May 2016, 9:00 PM EST)!

No, you will have to find that report, the one everyone has been waiting for, Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements to be posted by Politico.

I have no objection to Politico having the “scoop” on this report and/or distributing a document of great public interest. All fine and good.

But why does the Inspector General choose to hide this report from the general public?

Is the Inspector General ashamed of the report?

A report that encompasses other secretaries of state, as though to argue bad and/or criminal behavior can be excused because it is customary?

I’m not familiar with the “customary therefore not criminal” defense.

Perhaps that only obtains at Cabinet level positions.

In any event, please help Steve Linick, the current Inspector General for the State Department, own this report now and forever.

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