Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBIannouncement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?
We’ll find out soon enough.
It’s obvious the American political system is breaking down. It’s been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they’re properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.
Back in November, for example, campaign spokesperson Brian Fallon tweeted out a link to a Politico report suggesting that early findings that some of her emails contained highly classified material were wrong. Maybe Fallon was just sharing, not endorsing, and the exclamation points he included in his tweet were just there to demonstrate his surprise at the story.
At her Today Show town hall this morning, Hillary Clinton put a new spin on a discredited talking point about her email scandal.
Clinton claimed she had turned over her emails prior to the investigation by the Benghazi Select Committee, but the State Department has explicitly said they did not possess her records until she produced them in response to the committee’s inquiries.
Clinton Appears To Claim That Her Emails Had Been “Handed Over” To Congress Prior To The Discovery Of Her Private Server And Request From The State Department. GUTHRIE: “You’ve mentioned there have been seven or eight Benghazi Committees. This is the first to actually discover and find your e-mails. Was that a public service?” CLINTON: “No. No. I mean, before this whole thing, you know, was a big controversy, you know, the State Department was looking for information. My e-mails were on the government account, more than 90% of them. The State Department was pulling them out. They had been handed over.” (NBC’s “Today,”10/5/15)
A new review by two intelligence agencies has backed up an earlier conclusion that at least two emails on Hillary Clinton’s personal server contained “top secret” information.
The review by the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency went back to the original source documents, and follows the finding last month by the intelligence community inspector general that emails on the former secretary of state’s system contained information at the highest classification level. This included intelligence on special programs about North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
Late last night the State Department released 7,000 new emails belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The emails were stored on her private server and 150 have been flaggedas containing classified information. State Department Spokesman Mark Toner maintains that the emails deemed classified weren’t categorized as such when Clinton had them on her server and that they were later upgraded to classified status.
“So writ large or speaking broadly, classification – and we’ve said this many times – it’s not an exact science. It’s not often a black-and-white process. There’s many variation and there’s many strong opinions even on this very issue about classification. And this is all part, as we’ve said, again, many times, of the process that we’re undergoing – an interagency process where we look at these emails and we upgrade them as necessary, as we see fit,” Toner said in a press briefingyesterday about the email release. “I can just say that we stand by our contention that the information we’ve upgraded was not marked classified at the time that the emails were sent.”