This week has been an absolute circus surrounding the corruption of Hillary Clinton, her associates and the email scandal, in which it is clear she violated law.
According to AP:
Hillary Rodham Clinton relented Tuesday to months of demands she relinquish the personal email server she used while secretary of state, directing the device be given to the Justice Department.
The decision advances the investigation into the Democratic presidential front-runner’s use of a private email account as the nation’s top diplomat, and whether classified information was improperly sent via and stored on the home-brew email server she ran from her house in suburban New York City.
Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said she has “pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them.”
Good, they got the emails form her
personal computer, but what’s on them? And, can we actually trust the FBI or the Justice Department to actually bring forth incriminating evidence from it with a lawbreaker like Loretta Lynch in the Attorney General seat? I’m guessing not.
According to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), at least two of the emails the FBI obtained contained “top secret, sensitive compartmented information.”
Joel Pollak pointed out, “An ordinary person–or even a well-known leader like General David Petraeus–would be prosecuted for moving classified information onto a private system. And that is just the beginning of her legal problems.”
“Clinton not only allegedly exchanged classified information via private e-mail, but also destroyed her emails before handing them over to the State Department before the government could determine for itself which were personal and which were job-related,” Pollak added. “That could constitute a felony, with a three-year prison sentence attached. And that is just the beginning of what is known.”
“It is worth noting, too, that much of the information emerging on Hillary Clinton first emerged from three sources: the Benghazi select committee, which the left attempted to dismiss; the independent Judicial Watch organization, which submitted key Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; and the thorough research of Peter Schweizer, who documented Clinton’s alleged conflicts of interests,” he concluded.
That was on Tuesday. However, on Monday, Clinton associate Cheryl Mills said that she was instructed by her attorney to delete all “work-related” emails in clear violation of the request of District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan order to produce “all responsive information that was or is in their possession as a result of their employment at the State Department.”
This July 31 order was for Mills, Clinton and Clinton’s deputy aide Huma Abedin.
On Wednesday, both Mills and Abedin vowed not to destroy emails, with their fingers crossed, of course.
Lawyers for former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin told the State Department they would abide by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan’s request that they not erase any copies of federal records in their possession.
In addition, Clinton lawyer David Kendall confirmed that a Colorado technology firm on Wednesday turned over to the Justice Department the private server which housed Clinton’s emails while she served as secretary of state. He also said he’d produced three thumb drives with Clinton’s digital copies of emails she gave State in paper form last December.
Mills attorney attempted to highlight the term “copies,” as that was what Mills was attempting to delete. Sort of reminds you of the old phrase, “It depends on what is, is.”
Remember that the Clintons and Mills are longtime friends, as she was Hillary’s chief of staff when she was Secretary of State and was Bill’s deputy White House Counsel during his presidency and part of his legal team during impeachment.
Clinton attacked Judicial Watch, the group seeking accountability from Clinton, on Univision as a “partisan group,” rather than admitting that JW is attempting to make Clinton be transparent and hold her accountable to the American people.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton fired back in a statement:
Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Judicial Watch for its success in suing for her State Department records under the Freedom of Information Act will not deter us from our nonpartisan work. Hillary Clinton has a nasty record of attacking and threatening those who try to hold her accountable to the law. It was Hillary Clinton who chose to conduct official government business on a separate email system. It was this decision by Hillary Clinton that placed classified information and the nation’s security at risk. In addition, it prevented government records from being properly searched as required by law in response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits. A federal judge has led the way in requesting answers from her under penalty of perjury. Mrs. Clinton has a problem with the truth and obeying the law – and that is why a federal judge has requested information from Mrs. Clinton, the State Department, and her closest advisors. Blaming Judicial Watch for the email mess she made is pathetic.
While Breitbart’s Joel Pollak holds out hope that “the Clinton magic may not be able to save her” this time, I’m not so sure. The corruption in Washington is bigger than anyone can imagine, which is why I think the words of the Declaration of Independence should once again be heard across the land:
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance”… if these sovereign States of the Union.