Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Excuses from

In the wake of the State Dept. IG's report slamming her for her careless email practices, and only after they again tried the "everybody else does it, why can't I?" excuse with Colin Powell, Hillary tries a new excuse: If only she’d known about them, Hillary totally would have addressed “any concerns” about her emails
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman offered a new explanation in a recent memo to big-dollar donors for why the Democratic front-runner used a private email system. “Had Secretary Clinton known of any concerns about her email setup at the time, she would have taken steps to address them. She believed she was following the practices of other Secretaries and senior officials,” John Podesta wrote in a memo obtained by Buzzfeed. Clinton did not inform State Department officials about the system, though the watchdog’s report said she had an “obligation” to do so. She also failed to follow State Department policy by failing to tell State Department information security officials about two attempted hacking attempts on the server, which was managed in secret by State Department information technology specialist Bryan Pagliano.
See, now it's the State Department's fault for not informing her, although all evidence shows that she signed the papers saying she would adhere to their policies, and her aides had lengthy email exchanges negotiating about blackberries with the rest of State. But she promises to obey the rules the third time:  Team Hillary chair: E-mail was a mistake she’d avoid if given the chance to do it again. Speaking of her aides, in her recent depostion by Judicial Watch, Cheryl Mills seems to have suffered a convenient memory loss or alcoholic blackout. Cheryl Mills doesn’t recall FOIA request for Clinton’s email accounts
The gist of Mills’ answers was that she was aware from early 2009 that Clinton was using a private email account, however she claims not to have learned about the private server until after Clinton left office. That timeline is important because after Clinton left office, Mills once again became her attorney and any conversations she had about the server become privileged attorney-client communications. That means she doesn’t have to discuss anything she learned because she only learned it as Hillary’s lawyer. Mills mostly stuck to that story though she did seem to acknowledge she might possibly have spoken to Platte River Networks. . .
 USA Today decided enough was enough, and admitted that Hillary Clinton broke the rules"If Clinton wants to become the president of the United States, she needs to explain how she could make such a reckless decision." They still won't go so far as to say she broke the law. My guess, however, is that like democrats everywhere, they will come around to supporting her. According to Rasmussen 50% Say Clinton Should Keep Running Even If Indicted. Care to guess who those 50% are? Half Of Voters Think Hillary’s Use Of Private Server Was Illegal
(The Hill) Half of all voters think that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State was illegal, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 27 percent say they’re not sure if it was legal or not, and 22 percent believe it was legal. And 20 percent said the practice was ethical.

Nearly half of voters polled, 48 percent, see her use of a private server as a major problem for the campaign, while 24 percent see it as a minor one. Eighteen percent said it isn’t a problem at all.
Buzzfeed catches Hillary in an old lie about the emails. In a press conference at the UN in March 2015 she told us that she believed her emails were captured by the government system if she sent it to a .gov address, but in July 2014, she was told that was not true. It's like the Colin Powell thing. Just keep throwing up the same old lies, and the friendly press will largely dutifully report them as true without any critical examination. Old Hermann would be proud. But this may explain why Hillary Clinton yet to hold single press conference in 2016. You can't get caught in a lie if you don't talk. But it also leads to such absurd headlines as Spokesman For Candidate Who Never Holds Press Conferences Horrified By Trump Press Conference, via Wombat-socho's "In the Mailbox, 05.31.16".

Rich Lowry at the New York Post reminds us of how Hillary dealt with women in the past: ‘We have to destroy her story’: How Hillary enabled Bill
According to journalist Michael Isikoff, the Clinton campaign in 1992 spent $100,000 on private-detective work related to women. The approach, when rumors first popped up, was to get affidavits from women denying affairs — the reflex of most women is to avoid exposure — and, failing that, to use any discrediting tool at hand.

Hillary was fully on board. When a rock groupie told Penthouse in late 1991 that a state trooper approached her on Gov. Clinton’s behalf, Hillary said, “We have to destroy her story.”

When the Star tabloid reported that Clinton had affairs with five Arkansas women, including Gennifer Flowers, the Clinton campaign waved affidavits signed by all of them denying it. (This is what Clinton had advised Flowers to do in a taped conversation.) Then, Flowers admitted to an affair, saying it had lasted 12 years.
17 Times 'The Onion' Went Soft on Hillary Clinton. My favorite? #3. Hillary Clinton Pleasantly Surprised After Finding Old $20,000 Donation Check in Coat Pocket

New Hampshire? Really? Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows tight NH race, trouble for Clinton.
National poll: Trump nearly even with Clinton. Maybe this should be Trump's campaign theme song:

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