The FBI is now in possession of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Let us be clear- she did not “hand” it over as is widely reported. The FBI took it. It is suggested that the sever may cough up more than just the emails. We shall see.
What did she claim was on that server? What was it she deleted?
Clinton said she “chose not to keep” the messages and said she expected people would understand her need for “privacy.”
“We went through a thorough process to identify all of my work-related emails and deliver them to the State Department,” she said. “At the end, I chose not to keep my private, personal emails. Emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements. Condolence notes to friends, as well as yoga routines, family vacations: the other things you typically find in inboxes.
It’s not clear whether Team Clinton actually opened and read all the deleted emails:
Time didn’t disclose how it determined that each email wasn’t opened individually, but says it seemed to be consistent with a written explanation provided by Clinton’s spokesman after the news conference this week. During the news conference, Clinton did not go into the details of how the review was conducted, but said it was “thorough” and that she went “above and beyond” what she was required to do in turning over many of her emails to the State Department.
It is a Clintonian axiom that scandals are mocked, belittled and delayed as a means of keeping them at bay. This is no different. Clinton signaled that she plans to entertain no questions about this mess:
“Here’s what I won’t do: I won’t get down in the mud with them … or dishonor the memories of those who died. I don’t pretend this isn’t about politics.”
This is the same woman who stood over the bodies of the Benghazi dead and lied to their families about a video. She also said she would not hand over the server until the FBI came knocking. I will bet she’ll start taking questions once the noose tightens just as she started allowing the bourgeois to approach her as her polls began to erode.
With each day Clinton takes on a more Nixonesque appearance:
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward laid it out Monday: “You’ve got a massive amount of data. It, in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes: thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his.”
The server handed over to the FBI was professionally “wiped.”
Anyone with half a brain needs to ask: Why would someone want or need so desperately to destroy every binary shred of evidence about yoga routines and wedding plans?
It doesn’t add up.
There’s much more to this. I would wager a lot of money that it has to do with Clinton handing out favors courtesy of the United States in return for cash donations to the Clinton Foundation. I hope the forensic analysis will be fruitful.
She knew doing this was wrong.