September 8, 2015: Clinton’s arrogance allegedly made her act “beyond all the rules.”

Mark Zaid (Credit: Albany Law School Archives)

Mark Zaid (Credit: Albany Law School Archives)

Mark Zaid, an attorney who has represented several famous national security whistleblowers, comments on Clinton’s use of a private email server. “I’m still dumbfounded by how this happened. Didn’t someone ask: Why are you doing this? At the level of the secretary of state, it would be impossible not to have classified information sent through the system. There’s a level of arrogance here that says she was beyond all the rules.” (The Los Angeles Times, 9/8/2015)

September 8, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry appoints State Department “email czar.”

Janice Jacobs (Credit: CSpan)

The official job title created for Janice Jacobs will be Transparency Coordinator. The position is needed due to the growing number of document requests and lawsuits related to Clinton’s email scandal. The Department has been criticized for responding to document requests slowly or not at all, and for not permanently archiving more documents. CNN reports, “Privately, aides say [Kerry] has been annoyed at the distraction the controversy has caused for his department, which has at times overshadowed his diplomatic efforts.” (CNN, 9/8/2015

It will later be reported that the State Department has started automatically preserving the emails of Kerry and his senior aides. (The Washington Post, 11/9/2015)

Jacobs donated $2,7000 to Clinton’s presidential campaign in July 2015, the maximum allowable by law. (CNN, 9/9/2015)