Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may be tired of hearing about her “damn emails.” However, the rest of the country has a right to know just what kind of “leader” Hillary intends to be.
Hillary has defended herself with a wide range of tactics. Alternating between indignation, denial, half-hearted apologies and blaming everybody else but herself, Clinton has tried everything to get Americans to simply move-on from noticing her amazing incompetence, treason, or both.
Even Barack Obama has weighed-in to try and defend the criminally-liable former secretary of state. On a recent, disastrous interview on the venerated news show “60 Minutes,” President Obama claimed,
“I don’t think [Hillary’s emails] posed a national security problem.” He claimed that it was a mistake and stated, “This is not a situation in which America’s national security was endangered.”
The same president who asserts that his NSA must be equipped with the ability to conduct warrantless searches upon the electronic communications of hundreds-of-millions of Americans in order to keep us safe now wishes for us to believe that the secretary of state routinely sending-out emails with top-secret and classified material in them over an unsecured server is something that did not pose a national security problem?
Now, the FBI is peeved over Obama’s willingness to weigh-in and comment on an open investigation.
Those statements angered F.B.I. agents who have been working for months to determine whether Ms. Clinton’s email setup had in fact put any of the nation’s secrets at risk, according to current and former law enforcement officials.
Investigators have not reached any conclusions about whether the information on the server had been compromised or whether to recommend charges, according to the law enforcement officials. But to investigators, it sounded as if Mr. Obama had already decided the answers to their questions and cleared anyone involved of wrongdoing.
The White House quickly backed off the president’s remarks and said Mr. Obama was not trying to influence the investigation. But his comments spread quickly, raising the ire of officials who saw an instance of the president trying to influence the outcome of a continuing investigation — and not for the first time.
A spokesman for the F.B.I. declined to comment. But Ron Hosko, a former senior F.B.I. official who retired in 2014 and is now the president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, said it was inappropriate for the president to “suggest what side of the investigation he is on” when the F.B.I. is still investigating.
“Injecting politics into what is supposed to be a fact-finding inquiry leaves a foul taste in the F.B.I.’s mouth and makes them fear that no matter what they find, the Justice Department will take the president’s signal and not bring a case,” said Mr. Hosko, who maintains close contact with current agents.
Several current and former law enforcement officials, including those close to the investigation, expressed similar sentiments in separate interviews over several days. Most, however, did so only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Obama is supposed to be a lawyer. However, this man routinely mischaracterizes simply-worded legal doctrine (such as the Second Amendment), does not seem to understand the function of the executive branch in relation to the other two and apparently does not know that officials should not be commenting publicly on open FBI investigations.
Further, Hillary’s “mistake” was anything but. By maintaining a private email account, the former Secretary of State could conduct her corruption and selling of influence without the prying eyes of State Department officials.
However, even if we are to believe the best of Hillary Clinton and choose to offer her the benefit of the doubt, the absolute best we can offer her as a nation is a belief that she didn’t mean to routinely transmit classified and top-secret documents over an unsecured, private server, but that she is simply too stupid to handle two separate email accounts.
In either case, we cannot trust her with a sharp pair of scissors, much less the highest office in the land.