Democratic pundits are publicly turning against Hillary Clinton

It has taken some time, but you know Hillary is in trouble when even the most stalwart Democratic pundits are saying that she is not being honest.
-- Mark Shields tells Judy Woodruff on the PBS Newshour that Hillary should have turned over everything over at the very outset.  Shields points out that the judge who reprimanded Hillary this past week was appointed by Bill Clinton.
-- Ruth Marcus at the Washington Post tells Hillary to "stop digging the hole."
you ought to stop — now! — with the unconvincing claim that you did nothing different from your predecessors as secretary of state. . . .
And wiping the server 
— you did work on Watergate for the House Judiciary Committee, didn’t you? . . .
-- A few days earlier, Eugene Robinson also at the Washington Post had a change of heart about Hillary's email problems. He had until that point been defending Hillary.
. . . It’s about basic respect — for us and for the truth. 
Why, when she took office as secretary of state, did she decide to route official e-mails through a server in her suburban New York mansion? There is just one plausible explanation: She wanted control.  
Clinton was no stranger to the rules of the federal government. . . .  
Even if your name is Clinton, you have no right to unilaterally decide what is included and what is not. 
So I wish Hillary Clinton would be respectful enough to say, “I’m sorry. I was wrong.” I wish she wouldn’t insult our intelligence by claiming she only did what other secretaries of state had done. None of her predecessors, after all, went to the trouble and expense of a private e-mail server. . . .



Blogger Al B. said...

Of course, these democratic pundits assume that she has nothing to hide -- a terrible assumption. Perhaps the reason that she hasn't come clean is because she can't.

We already know that her server contained top secret imagery and signals intelligence. We also know that her server was running IIS-7 and she wasn't even keeping up with the security patches. A Google search for "IIS 7 vulnerabilities" produces over 86,000 hits. It has lots of well known vulnerabilities. You don't have to be a super-hacker to hack IIS-7, just a "script kiddie." We can, therefore, assume that although Congress, the State Department and the FBI only have half of her emails, there are probably several dozen foreign countries that have a complete set, not to mention domestic and foreign corporations. The NSA probably has a complete set also, along with a complete set of Lois Lerner's emails, but nobody wants to go there because of the legal implications.

This leaves Hillary vulnerable to blackmail and undue influence by a whole host of bad actors.

For example, we know that Clinton frequently emailed her schedule. The schedules of all top diplomats are considered classified 'Confidential' for a variety of reasons. So, how does one suppose that Ambassador Stevens kept Clinton and the State Department advised of his schedule? Perhaps the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was more than just a terrorist attack celebrating the anniversary of 9/11. If the terrorists knew in advance that Ambassador Stevens was going to be there on 9/11, perhaps he was actually the target.

Suppose an email from Stevens containing his schedule somehow got mixed in with the 30,000+ 'personal' emails that got deleted. If this were true, then a number of foreign countries would now be eagerly waiting for her to get elected so that the could begin blackmailing her!

8/23/2015 9:46 AM  

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