With her denials that any classified information was sent or received on her smart phone, one can reasonably ask: So, how did Sec. of State Hillary Clinton get her classified messages? How did she discuss matters of highest national security?
Carrier pigeon? Telegraph? Hand-written letters? Word of mouth?
If she sent or received no classified information on her personal, unsecured cell phone as she asserts, you can only conclude that she was dangerously far out of the loop on critical national security and foreign matters. That she would intentionally place herself at such a disadvantage is hard to believe. Especially in light of the control freak that she is.
Here’s another question: Did Hillary Clinton actually delete 30,000 “personal” emails on that now infamous server herself? Did she personally sit down in front of her laptop or whatever and press the delete key 30,000 times. Did she batch delete them, skimming them, possibly deleting those that were or should have been classified? How long did it take her to do this? (How long does it take you to clean out your in-box?)
Or did someone actually do if for her? Who? And by what authority?
This is becoming so much like Watergate—the scandal that eventually led President Richard Nixon to resign in disgrace. Every question that gets answered leads to more questions, pyramiding into an ever-growing heap of incriminating evidence. And every day Hillary Clinton sounds more ridiculous, as did Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded. When asked if she wiped her server, her response–”Like with a cloth or something”–will rival Nixon’s famous “I am not a crook” denial. Clinton ally and Democratic strategist James Carville, emerging out from whatever rock he was under–sounds exactly like boneheaded Nixon supporters when he blamed the growing email scandal “stupid media people making stuff up.” Then there’s the missing 18 minutes of tape of Richard Nixon’s recorded conversation and Hillary Clinton’s missing 30,000 emails.
A side note: Hillary Rodham Clinton served on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee that investigated the Watergate scandal and drew up the articles of impeachment against Nixon. (There’s disagreement now over whether Hillary Rodham was fired from the committee for unethical behavior, here and here.) Didn’t she learn anything while on the impeachment committee?
There are two possibilities: (1) She’s a fool for using unprotected communications to discuss matters of the high national interest, or (2) she thinks we’re fools and will let her get away with it.
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