Hillary Clinton says she takes full responsibility for having and using an unsecured email server during her time as Secretary of State. What does that mean? As far as I can tell, she has not taken any responsibility at all.
The Clinton campaign is pleading with FBI Director Comey to put everything on the table they know about emails discovered on Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s shared computer. Why doesn’t Huma Abedin say what’s in email folders on that computer, or forward them to news media? That would put them on the table! What is Huma Abedin hiding?
Remember the big scare when Edward Snowden released documents showing the NSA (National Security Agency) intercepts electronic data from more than a billion people and tracks hundreds of millions of cell phones? Among other responsibilities, NSA is charged with protecting U.S. government communications and information systems. Apparently NSA overlooked Hillary’s server and communications because they were “secret.” President Obama said he did not know anything about Hillary’s email arrangement until he learned about it from news media.
I suppose it’s possible to destroy tens of thousands of emails without any trace even after those emails had resided on hundreds of recipients’ devices … like, say, a computer shared by a husband for sexting underage girls or a wife exchanging classified documents through a Yahoo! email account?
Hillary Clinton single-handedly created the biggest scandal since Watergate, and potentially the biggest breach of classified and top secret government intelligence ever. The FBI has reopened its investigation of her and her emails eleven days before the election. Hillary’s public life has been rich with self-created scandals and crises. Why would anyone want to put her into the Oval Office? Does anyone want to see more scandals and crises in the White House?
Do alternative candidates even come close to Hillary’s demonstrated poor judgement and criminal behavior? What have any of them done that has global ramifications? Hillary’s got Russia, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Benghazi in her vitae! She’s queen of absolute corruption.
I’ve had my own reservations about Donald Trump, but the Donald is a rank amateur in lying and paying to play compared with Hillary. Hillary is literally world-class making deals with and garnering tens of millions of dollars from foreign leaders and governments. Who knows what she owes to whom?
Hillary’s poor judgement and actions have created the latest crisis at the highest level in the Department of Justice and in the Congress. The White House fears they may be next considering sensitive correspondence they have exchanged with Hillary and her aides.
If this election is about change, then voters should not vote for Hillary. If this election is about finally electing a woman to be president, voters still should not vote for Hillary. Hillary is a living crisis because she’s always lived in crises of her own making. America is blessed with many intelligent women, and one day I believe we will have our first woman president.
Hillary is playing the same old Clinton crisis game. She denies any wrong doing, blames others, says she takes responsibility anyway, whimpers about being a victim, and then moves on aided by complicit news media and apathetic voters. Hillary Clinton has no more taken responsibility for this crisis than she has for any of her other crises.
Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, Miss. He can be reached at [email protected]