If that was the policy for all other employees at State on March 27th, 2013, why didn’t Hillary and her aides follow it before then? We already know that the Obama administration had sent out advisories on the need to conduct official business on official accounts, and that Hillary had pushed out an American ambassador for attempting to use his own e-mail accounts and get a private Internet connection. This timeline makes it clearer that Hillary operated in contradiction to the policies she enforced, and that the State Department was reluctant even after she left to acknowledge that.
But it also makes another point very clear, too. The August 2014 request for her private-server e-mails was not the first time Congress had raised the issue with Hillary. By December 2012, Hillary was preparing to depart State and would have had a time frame for belated compliance with the Federal Records Act. Issa’s letter would have been a clear reminder of that responsibility, and a reminder that Congress had a legitimate oversight responsibility over State. Instead of complying at that time, though, Hillary chose to keep quiet, and later wipe her server rather than allow State to have access to the work product that belonged to the American people.