Monday, August 17, 2015

Hillary's "Watergate?"

Last Friday RNLA was privileged to hear former U.S. Attorney General and RNLA Board of Advisory Member Judge Michael Mukasey speak on the Iran deal and its legal/security implications.  While that is legally a bit of sticky wicket, General Mukasey explains in an Op-Ed that the issue of Hillary Clinton’s email is rather an easier question and also an issue of common sense. 
The question of whether Hillary Clinton’s emails were marked top secret isn’t legally relevant. Any cabinet member should know that.  Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct public business while serving as secretary of state, followed by the deletion of information on that server and the transfer to her lawyer of a thumb drive containing heretofore unexplored data, engages several issues of criminal law—but the overriding issue is one of plain common sense.
If you have a Wall Street Journal subscription, the article is well worth the read beyond the first paragraph quoted above and publicly available. 

Bob Woodward, obviously an expert on political cover-ups, sums up the political issues and his words should scare all of Hillary’s supporters (emphasis ours).

Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on Monday compared the email controversy engulfing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.

"Follow the trail here," Woodward said. "There are all these emails. Well, they were sent to someone or someone sent them to her. So, if things have been erased here, there's a way to go back to these emails or who received them from Hillary Clinton. So, you've got a massive amount of data in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes: Thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his."

"It's extraordinary," Woodward said. "Again, it's the volume: 60,000 emails and Hillary Clinton has said 30,000 of them, half, were personal and they were deleted. Who decided that? What's on those emails? I would love to have all 60,000, read them. It would be a character study about her personal life and also what she did as secretary of state. And step back for a moment. The big question about Hillary Clinton is, who is she? Is she this secretive hidden person or is she this valiant public servant? Look at those 60,000 emails and you're going to get some answers."

Woodward added, "This has to go on a long long time; the answers are probably not going to be pretty."

Whether you look at this issue from a legal, common sense, or political point of view, it all leads to trouble for Hillary Clinton. 

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