The editors of the New York Post widen the focus on Hillary Clinton’s performance at her most recent debate with Bernie Sanders. They call her performance “another pack of lies.” Here I would like simply to yield the floor to the editors of the Post:
Start with her use of a home-brewed server for all her work e-mails. “It was not prohibited,” she said at the last Democratic debate. “My predecessors did the same thing.”
“Not prohibited”? Univision’s Jorge Ramos had just finished noting that she’d personally sent a department-wide memo warning against any use of a non-secured, unofficial system — the kind she always used.
And, no, no other secretary of state has relied on a home system for all his or her work — especially not the classified stuff.
Hand it to Ramos: He hit her again, on her lies to the families of the Benghazi victims.
He noted that she’d e-mailed daughter Chelsea the night of the attack that al Qaeda types were behind it — yet, just days later, told the families the attackers were simply rioting over an anti-Islam Internet video.
“We were scrambling to get information that was changing literally by the hour, and when we had information we made it public and then sometimes we had to go back and say we have new information that contradicts it,” Clinton lied.
No: The Obama administration never got any suggestion from the field that the deadly attack was anything but a long-planned assault by terrorists. The “blame the video” idea was cooked up in Washington.
Not entirely Clinton’s fault — except that she chose to needlessly retail that spin to grieving families, rather than just say, “We will make whoever did this pay.”
I’m not much into predictions, but this one you can take to the bank. Her lies will continue the unceasing and unabated, supported with the conviction of a pathological liar.