Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RE: Hey Hey, My My...eGhazi Can Never Die

Dear Mr. Priebus,

Thank you for your recent follow-up on eGhazi regarding bureaucratic form OF-10, or the so-called "exit document" from the State Department.

While we appreciate your new concerns, we have carefully looked into this further and have determined that it's simply another failed "gotcha" attempt in a fading "scandal" that we never cared much about anyway.

See attached memo from U.S. News & World Report:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it had no record showing that Hillary Rodham Clinton signed any official statement attesting that she had turned over all unclassified documents related to official business when she left her post as secretary of state in 2013.
Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that Clinton's two immediate predecessors, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, had not signed such a statement either.
Psaki said there was no sign of such a statement in department files.
"We're fairly certain she didn't sign one," Psaki told reporters. Psaki said that even though it was "not clear" that such statements were used throughout the federal government or even inside the State Department, she said that department officials were still trying to assess whether Clinton and former secretaries of State should have signed the documents.
The State Department requires employees leaving the diplomatic service to fill out an official statement — known as form OF-109 — acknowledging that they have turned over all classified and unclassified records of government business to "responsible officials." But Psaki said that different bureaus within the department had varying rules relating to such statements, effectively making it optional for some employees to fill them out and turn them in.
Furthermore, Mrs. Clinton has already informed us that all her work-related emails were immediately preserved within the Department system anyway while serving as Secretary of State (because all senders or recipients had .gov email addresses) and there is no reason to believe otherwise. Also, the upcoming public release of all work-related emails from her time at State is an additional act of transparency that we find most welcome.

While we understand the desperation of your current electoral situation, we cannot sympathize or give you any mercy votes at this time. To change things in the future, we recommend that you get better candidates, evolve past the 19th century on the issues we care about, and teach your party basic governing skills in Congress.

One last time: You tried your best on eGhazi and it didn't work. It's time to move on.

The American People

P.S.: Sorry to break this to you...but we're still totally ready for Hillary.

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