An interesting, and perhaps bigger, story within a Daily Mail article which outlines previously unknown communication between Secretary of State Colin Powell and the White House regarding British support for specific action in Iraq.
The essence of the Daily Mail article is to query whether or not Prime Minister Tony Blair had agreed to Iraqi intervention a full year prior to the operation to overthrow Saddam Hussein (read the entire article here – including the emails).
While it is certainly a controversy within the U.K. if Prime Minister Blair was willing to provide blanket support for the U.S. engagement therein; the buried lead -for current political contexts- surrounds this paragraph:
[…] The documents, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, are part of a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.
[…] Why have these memos come out now?
The U.S. courts have ruled that 30,000 emails received by Hillary Clinton when she was U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 should be released. (link)
Why was Hillary Clinton transferring/extracting data from secure, and monitored, classified State Department data bases, into her non-secure private email server?
What else was data-mined and extracted from government accounts, that could/would be discovered with a thorough forensics investigation into the private server?
She wasn’t just reading them, she was extracting them. Why would she be doing this, if not to build a shadow file for use at a later date?