Dem-pushed probe into Betsy DeVos’ personal email finds no misconduct

From Fox News: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not make “active or extensive” use of her personal email accounts to conduct official business, according to an internal watchdog inquiry long pushed by House Democrats that concluded with a whimper on Monday.

Congressional Democrats for months have aggressively pursued a variety of probes into DeVos, who has frustrated liberal lawmakers by embracing deregulation and methodically dismantling the Obama administration’s education platform.

But this particular review largely came up empty, with the Education Department’s Office of Inspector General saying it searched the department’s email system and found only a “limited” number of messages to or from DeVos’ personal accounts.

In total, the watchdog said there were “fewer than 100” emails linked to four personal accounts. Most of the emails were from the first six months of 2017, soon after DeVos took office, and most were from a single person, the inquiry found.

The person, who was not identified in the report, was writing to recommend candidates for agency jobs. Other emails were from people who congratulated DeVos on her confirmation or offered other job advice.

The secretary’s office told investigators it was taking “additional steps to identify and preserve” emails in her personal accounts. A department spokeswoman declined to comment.

Under department rules, employees are forbidden from using personal emails for government business except in rare circumstances when their work accounts are unavailable. In those cases, employees are required to forward the messages to their work accounts within 20 days. But in DeVos’ case, the report said, that never happened.

“We did not identify any instances where the secretary forwarded emails from her personal accounts to her department email accounts,” the report said. It added that “the secretary’s emails related to government business were not always being properly preserved.”

The inspector general’s office urged the department to improve its training on the issue. It said there was no other evidence of irregularities around the use of personal emails.

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William

The horror, 100 emails from someone recommending candidates for agency positions. It not like, say, transferring classified information with her private email account to unauthorized persons. Anyone doing that would surely be indicted. Just another pointless fishing expedition from the Party of Nothing

Alma
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Alma

Anything and all, according to the DemoKrats, that has POTUS signature is investigated, since we know any and all DemoKrats are tainted, investigating them would be a wasted money from the taxpayers and into their filthy pockets.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

It’s pretty hard to point out the hypocrisy when they own the media. I almost never watch TV. When I do I’m always shocked at the lies. People who habitually watch TV are seriously ignorant.

William
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William

Seriously ignorant, huh? Where I come from thems fightin’ words. Seriously..cable is included with my rent so I watch Highway Through Hell. White men doing what they have to do and not whining about it. We have to get the highway opened, eh? If I can t sleep, golf. After a short period I find my eyes closing. That’s it. The ads though – pure mind rot

Jackie Puppet
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The DemoRATS could always probe into the personal emails accounts of a former Sec. of State.

They could find lotsa activity if they wanted to.