The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Deepens

Two additional wrinkles have surfaced in the already widening Hillary Clinton email scandal. First, Hillary Clinton said that there shouldn’t be as much of a concern about her use of a private email server because she never sent classified information. Well, that’s kind of hard to believe, considering she was Secretary of State. So let’s just check all of her emails then to make sure. Oops. Sorry. Clinton already erased more than half of the emails (that had nothing to do with state business—according to her, of course). What? Lois Lerner much?

At one point on Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton said the emails she had deleted contained “personal communications from my husband and me.” But on Sunday, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton told reporters that the former president had “sent two emails in his life.” . . .

Mrs. Clinton used her email only once to communicate with a foreign official, her office said.

In 2007, Mrs. Clinton, then a senator from New York and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, accused the George W. Bush administration of using “secret White House email accounts” along with secret wiretaps and military tribunals.

“You know, our Constitution is being shredded,” she said at the time.

This is just all too much. Too much lying. Too much hiding. Too much corruption. Too much Clinton. It’s funny. I always thought Slick Willie was the slimier of the two Clintons. But I think it’s becoming clearer every day why they stayed together. They’re two peas in a pod.

As many people have pointed out, the only way for those emails to actually be gone is for the hard drive server that archived them to have been destroyed. That should definitely be checked into. I would not be surprised if there are some real doozies in the 32,000 emails she didn’t provide for archiving (against the law, by the way).

And let’s get into the other almost assured lie she told about never sending a single piece of classified information over her email service. Really? The Secretary of State, the head of American diplomats, never sent a single email with one shred of classified information? As an astute observer pointed out, her tune would probably be far different if someone outside the government sued for access to all her emails:

Steven Aftergood, who directs the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, said he suspected that if there had been no fuss and a researcher or journalist had sought all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails under the Freedom of Information Act, the answer might have been different.

“It would have been a real surprise if none of it was withheld on the grounds of classification,” Mr. Aftergood said. To start with, he said, “they’d have to say there’s no ‘foreign government information’ in the chief diplomat’s email.”


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