It now appears those Hillary Clinton emails will never be accessible. At Slate, Daniel Politi notes that “Hillary Clinton no longer has copies of the emails she sent when she was secretary of state, her lawyer acknowledged to a congressional committee. After the former secretary of state turned over government-related emails, the settings on the server were changed so that only emails from the last 60 days would be stored, her lawyer, David Kendall, said, according to the New York Times.”
The settings on the server “were changed” — note the convenient use of the passive voice! Who changed them? Under whose orders?
Clinton could give Machiavelli some lessons. But her past is so tainted, her negatives are so high, that her candidacy for 2016 is seriously compromised. If the Democrats care about winning in 2016 (especially against someone like Jeb Bush, not without his own negatives, but also not as notorious), they better find a new candidate, and soon.
Once again, Hillary Clinton is in the news for the wrong reason. She used a private email account while she was Secretary of State, rather than an official government email account. As a result, not all of her (unclassified) emails are part of the public record. Many may be “lost,” consigned to the dustbin of history, whether by accident or design is hard to say. In the press conference she then gave to explain herself, she was less than forthcoming. And it now appears that her email server wasn’t even encrypted for the first three months she served as Secretary of State, meaning her official emails were eminently hackable and readable by foreign governments.
Just another meaningless scandal, right? No — what this reveals is the arrogance of power. Official rules may apply to “little people” like you and me, but to the Clintons, those…
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