Letters to the Editor

Unsecured emails

Neither Colin Powell nor Hillary Clinton, both former secretaries of State, are going to jail for their emails while in office.

The IG Office of Evaluation and Special Projects report this month on them starts at page 21. Seems there has been a problem since 1997. It says:

“Long standing systemic weaknesses related to electronic records and communications have existed within the Office of the Secretary of State that go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State. … The Office of the Secretary of State in particular has been slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirement and cyber security risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly pertain to its most senior leadership.”

What I learned in my years on the bench was that most folks wanted to be heard and given a fair trial. In the heat of this electoral war that seems unlikely.

Chuck Edelstein, retired Miami-Dade County judge, Coral Gables