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Monday, March 09, 2015

The Only Way We May Know What Was In Hillary's Emails Is to Ask China or Russia for a Copy

UPDATE: Story in New York Post.

Others have pointed out that Hillary's use of the privacy defense is one she honed to a fine art 20 years ago during past Clinton scandals. In fact, she's used almost the exact same language.

Read the following and tell me, was it Hillary in Tuesday's press conference or Hillary 20 years ago?
HILLARY: You're right. I've always believed in a -- in a zone of privacy, and I told a friend, uh, the other day that I feel after resisting for a long time I've been rezoned, you know (chortling press corps). And I -- I now have a much better appreciation of what's expected and not only what I have done -- because I am extremely comfortable and confident about everything that I have done -- but about my ability to communicate that clearly and to give, umm, the information that you all need.
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One of the worst things about this scandal is the vulnerability of top State Department communications!

Did Hillary Clinton break the law by setting up her own email server in her home in New York? I don't know. Clearly she violated State Department and government rules regarding emails. It's important to note that she fired an Ambassador for also using a private email service.

Hillary says she has nothing to hide. If so, why set up your own email server? Why not just use the State Department system? Hillary says she has turned over 55,000 emails.  But how many has she held back? This is the usual tactic for Obama Administration scandals. Turn over a bunch of unimportant stuff then complain that Republicans are on a witch hunt when they ask for the relevant documents. We still do not have all Lois Lerner's emails despite the Administration claim there is no evidence of corruption.

From Hillary emails we do have there are clear gaps in the record for key issues like Libya policy:
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who heads the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said the panel received 800 pages containing 300 of Mrs. Clinton's emails from the State Department in December, but that there are "huge gaps" between some of the emails.

"There are gaps of months and months and months," Mr. Gowdy said on "Face the Nation" on CBS. "If you think [back] to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya — she has sunglasses on, and she has her hand-held device in her hand — we have no emails from that day. And we have no emails from that trip."

Given that the panel has issued multiple subpoenas for records related to Libya and the attack on the Benghazi diplomatic post in 2012, "it strains credibility to believe that if you're on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy that there's not a single document that's been turned over to Congress," he said.
Here's the famous image of her emailing onboard a military aircraft enroute to Libya in 2011.
None of these emails have been turned over to congressional committees.
It's bad enough that Hillary might be hiding the real story of what went wrong in Libya by selective release of emails. But she also corresponded directly with Obama and other top Administration officials using this email account.

Experts say you cannot imagine a more unsafe email system for discussing the nation's top secrets than putting a server in your basement.

While this scandal is another reminder of what people dislike most about the Clintons. The lies, the spin and avoidance of any accountability. The Clinton's wrote the book on how to stonewall scandals, and Obama learned from their example. But the issue here is far worse than catching the Clintons doing something shady...again!

Leaving America's top diplomatic secrets vulnerable to hacking from foreign governments is the biggest scandal. During the past six years of Obama's presidency the world situation has deteriorated rapidly with bad guys on the march all over the globe. How much of that is because the bad guys reading our mail?

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