It seems that the left and right appear to be talking about two entirely different things concerning Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
The left asserts that Hillary made some “oopsies” when she repeatedly transmitted thousands of classified and top-secret documents over a private email account on an unsecured server- a private email account that was strictly forbidden by her State Department contract outlining the imperativeness of conducting State Department business over their secured email accounts.
The right (and those with even a shred of commonsense) understand the situation differently; Clinton’s emails were not a slight breach of some obscure protocol. They were, in fact, repeated violations that are criminal if not treasonous.
That’s the problem. If Clinton sent a funny email joke to a friend, nobody cares about that. What we all should care about, however, are the over two thousand classified and top-secret documents left lingering in cyberspace where any Chinese hacker could have snagged them.
Still, despite the fact that Clinton violated her agreement with the State Department, despite the fact that she endangered American lives, despite the fact that she has continuously lied about her dealings with the unsecured server, despite the fact that she has obstructed inquiries and destroyed evidence, the myth persists that Clinton merely maintained an email account for sending E-vites and various other bits of correspondence.
One such purveyor of this deliberately-fabricated narrative is far-left Senator Dianne Feinstein . The scowling ice queen of the Senate recently feigned indignation that Republicans are focusing on Clinton’s emails and defended her fellow liberal by asserting that Clinton must have only used the email account to converse with her husband, daughter and friends and that we shouldn’t “make a federal case” out of the treasonous actions.
Speaking with ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Sunday, Feinstein came to the defense of Clinton. Karl maintained that Clinton had been misleading people about her conduct prior to the release of the bombshell Inspector General’s report that clarified that Clinton had, indeed, broken the State Department agreement.
“Oh wait a second, I don’t believe she was trying to hide anything. I’ve known Hillary for a quarter of a century. Let me tell you what I do think. I think this is a woman who wants a little bit of a private life. She wants to be able to communicate with husband, with daughter, with friends, and not have somebody looking over her shoulder into her e-mails. Having said that, it is what it is. And you know, I don’t think we should make a federal case over it.”
Of course, we all have, to some degree, “known” the Clintons for a quarter of a century. That is precisely why this email scandal makes sense.
If we could strip people of their partisan beliefs and force a true, honest assessment from them, who in their right minds would assert that this doesn’t sound like classic Hillary behavior? Maintaining a private email account so as to use her position to conduct shady dealings is exactly the kind of behavior we should expect from any of the Clintons- especially Hillary.
With evidence piling-up, it seems that the Democrats have firmly landed on a defense of last resort: to simply repeat, “What, this again?” over and over and over.
If this were anybody else, she would already have been indicted, convicted and would be being issued a jumpsuit.