Back when her husband was president, all a witness for the prosecution had to do was cherchez la femme--follow the woman. Or in his case, women. Now that Clinton et ux. are poised to become co-presidents again, all an appalled observer need do is follow her testimony and compare it to what James Comey, director of the FBI, discovered:
"I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material."--Hillary Clinton, March 10, 2015.
"Seven email chains concern matters that were classified at the Top Secret/Special Access Program level when they were sent and received. These chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending emails about those matters and receiving emails from others about the same matters."--James Comey, July 5, 2016.
"Nothing I sent was marked classified or that I received was marked classified." --Hillary Clinton, March 7, 2016.
"Even if information is not marked 'classified' in an email, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it." --James Comey, July 5, 2016.
"I take classified information very seriously."--Hillary Clinton, Feb. 1, 2016.
"There is evidence that they [Hillary Clinton and her associates in the State Department] were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."--James Comey, July 5, 2016.
"[I] did not email any classified material ..."--Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Comey refuted her claim by providing the exact and appalling number of classified documents she emailed.
Under the State Department's policy, Ms. Clinton had claimed, having her own private email server was permitted.
Not so. Mr. Comey found that "none of these emails should have been on any kind of unclassified system."
Ms. Clinton claimed she used her personal email server only for the "convenience" of using only one such device.
Mr. Comey found that she had "used numerous mobile devices to view and send email on that personal domain" in addition to many other servers.
Ms. Clinton claimed she'd turned over all her emails as secretary of state as requested.
But the FBI found "several thousand" such emails that she had held back. And so forth and so sadly on.
Here's one more question this whole Clintonesque mess raises: Would anybody else with such a maculate record be given even a security clearance, let alone elected president of the United States?
Editorial on 07/16/2016
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