Like I said: she’s lied so frequently and for so long, you’d think she’d be a lot better at it.
I mean, a LOT.
Despite Clinton’s “I don’t recall” approach, the documents released by the FBI contain some pretty startling information. The most significant may be the revelation that Team Clinton began wiping Hillary’s server shortly after the New York Times broke the story that she had one. The wiping occurred in March 2015, years after Clinton left office. Clearly, the emails were deleted because the Times story triggered fears that contents would be revealed.
Moreover, the purge took place just a few weeks after Clinton tweeted that she wanted the public to see her emails. On March 4, 2105 she wrote:
I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.
Thus, as David French puts it, publicly, Hillary called for transparency; privately, her team was frantically destroying messages.
The other hugely significant revelation in the FBI’s document release is Clinton’s claim that she didn’t know that the (C) notation on documents she sent and received stood for “classified.” When asked what she thought (C) meant, she speculated that it might have something to do with paragraphs marked in alphabetical order.
But Clinton’s claim not to know what (C) means doesn’t pass the straight face test. This is a woman who served for years on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, which regularly handles classified information. She then became one of the highest ranking national security officials in the United States government.
As Andy McCarthy notes, Clinton’s day-to-day responsibilities as Secretary of State involved the handling of classified information. She was designated by the president as “an Original Classification Authority,” meaning that she had the power to determine what information should be classified and at what level. It is impossible to believe that she did not know what classification symbols in classified documents signified.
And what of Clinton’s comical claim that she thought that (C) stood for the third paragraph? There is no (A) or (B) in the documents I’ve seen that were marked (C). Nor do I know of an alphabet that begins with the letter “c.” Here is a woman who will say anything.
NOW you’re getting it. Is there more, you ask? You bet there is.
Below is the list of things Clinton could not recall in the FBI interview:
- When she received security clearance
- Being briefed on how to handle classified material
- How many times she used her authority to designate items classified
- Any briefing on how to handle very top-secret “Special Access Program” material
- How to select a target for a drone strike
- How the data from her mobile devices was destroyed when she switched devices
- The number of times her staff was given a secure phone
- Why she didn’t get a secure Blackberry
- Receiving any emails she thought should not be on the private system
- Did not remember giving staff direction to create private email account
- Getting guidance from state on email policy
- Who had access to her Blackberry account
- The process for deleting her emails
But…but…but…can there possibly be even more, you ask?
Drip, drip update! Sundance puts together a list of his own, of which my personal favorite is this:
DISCOVERY TEN: “Hillary Clinton Sent Out An Email To All State Employees Warning Them Against Using Personal Email Addresses.” (Twitter.com, 9/2/16)
God help me, I’m actually beginning to feel sorry for the deranged, corrupt old fraud at this point. If there’s ever been anybody in the history of this nation who was so manifestly unfit for the office she’s seeking, I can’t imagine who it might be. Electing Al Capone sheriff would make more sense, and would do far less damage.