Hillary Clinton

The Hillary spoliation

Featured image The latest news about Hillary Clinton’s email destruction may take her emails saga to another level. As John and Scott have discussed, Clinton apparently had her server wiped clean of emails after a congressional committee had been established to investigate matters as to which she knew her emails were relevant Even more importantly, Trey Gowdy says that Clinton made this decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State »

Hillary destroys evidence [updated]

Featured image The House Select Committee on Benghazi sent Hillary Clinton a subpoena for all her emails related to Libya on March 4. The committee statement on the issuance of the subpoena to Clinton is posted here. The committee followed up with a letter dated March 19 formally requesting Clinton’s email server. A PDF of the letter is posted here. After obtaining a two-week extension, Clinton attorney David Kendall responded by letter: »

Hillary: My Emails Are Gone, Gone, Gone!

Featured image In another email-related bombshell, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, has told the House Select Committee on Benghazi that all emails have been deleted from Hillary’s private email server: An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer told »

Hillary lectures reporters, gets standing ovation

Featured image Hillary Clinton told a crowd of journalists that she wants a new beginning in her relations with the press. Then, to prove her sincerity she entertained questions for 20 minutes. Just kidding. Clinton did talk of a new beginning, but she took no questions, according to the National Journal. The assemblage of hard-nosed reporters was clearly put off by Clinton’s unwillingness to take questions. Accordingly, Clinton received only polite applause »

Benghazi emails show that Clinton’s aides used private accounts

Featured image Michael Schmidt of the New York Times, who broke the story about Hillary Clinton’s use, exclusively, of a private account for State Department business, reports on the 300 or so Clinton emails that have been released to Trey Gowdy’s committee on Benghazi. Schmidt was not permitted to review these emails, but did receive descriptions of some of them from “four senior government officials.” Arguably, the most interesting fact revealed by »

Because Nothing Says “Fun” Like Hillary Clinton

Featured image Satire is nearly impossible with stories like this, from ABC News: Why Hillary Clinton Thinks America Has a “Fun Deficit” “There’s a huge fun deficit in America,” Clinton said during remarks at the American Camp Association conference in Atlantic City. “We really need camps for adults.” With a wink and a nudge to Congress, Clinton made the case that if more adults — and perhaps politicians — had more fun, »

“Hillary’s email defense is laughable”

Featured image So says Dan Metcalfe, a Democrat who served for more than a quarter-century as founding director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy and, as such, was the federal government’s chief information-disclosure “guru.” Clinton defends her use of a private email account on the theory that there was not a flat, categorical prohibition on federal government officials ever using their personal email accounts for the conduct of official »

Jack Lew clams up

Featured image You have to love Rep. Sean Duffy, the congressman representing Wisconsin’s Seventh District. He showed his mettle today in a House hearing at which he questioned Jacob Lew, the United States Secretary of the Treasury. Secretary of the Treasury is a position that has been held by accomplished and prominent Americans going back to Alexander Hamilton. Tax cheat Timothy Geithner depreciated the currency of the office, so to speak, but »

State Department says it has no signed OF-109 from Clinton

Featured image The State Department says it has no record of a “separation statement” from Hillary Clinton. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, “we have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109.” The OF-109 form requires all departing personnel to certify, if they can, that they have “surrendered to responsible officials all unclassified documents, and papers relating to »

Correction on Loretta Lynch

Featured image I just put up a post claiming that Loretta Lynch, the pending nominee for Attorney General of the United States, was the Clinton campaign staffer who, in 1992, compiled Team Clinton’s version of Hillary Clinton’s relationship with crooked banker Jim McDougal and of her involvement as a lawyer for McDougal’s Castle Grande scam. The post was erroneous. A different Loretta Lynch served the Clintons in this capacity. I apologize for »

Document theft and destruction nothing new for Hillary Clinton

Featured image Those who say that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is the 1990s all over again may not know how right they are. We’re not just witnessing a replay of Hillary’s “rules don’t apply to me,” hunker down mentality. We’re witnessing a replay of document expropriation and destruction by Ms. Clinton. This time, the documents in question are records, in the form of emails, that document her conduct as Secretary of State. »

The Hillary approved email server!

Featured image Steve’s friend Remy seeks to capitalize on Madam Hillary’s approach to the preservation of electronic records. He is marketing “DC Matic, the Hillary approved email server” (video below). Here’s how it works: First you select the government business you’d like to conceal from the public. Then, simply use DC Matic’s proprietary privacy controls to fix the problem. Simple as that! Having two email addresses is confusing and a terrible idea. »

But why always Hillary?

Featured image Looking around for worthy items to post in our Picks this morning, I find a famous line from Middlemarch comes to mind: “But why always Dorothea?” In this case, of course, the question would be “But why always Hillary?” We know the answer, but it’s still a good question. For some reason, political reporters and commentators want to write about Madam Hillary this weekend, and they all have something sharp »

Groundhog Day? No, It’s Just the Clintons

Featured image The ultimate Clinton video loop, just 25 seconds long.  No further explanation needed: »

State Department must produce Hillary’s flight records

Featured image Yesterday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ordered the State Department to produce the flight logs and expense records of all of Hillary Clinton’s official trips. The order was issued in a case under the Freedom of Information Act brought by Citizens United, the conservative activist group. Judge Gladys Kessler, a liberal, issued the order. According to David Bossie, counsel for Citizens United, the documents were requested in order to »

Did Hillary Clinton improperly share classified information? [UPDATED]

Featured image During her press conference earlier this week, Hillary Clinton said she had “her counsel” review the 60,000 or so pages of email that were on the private server she used as Secretary of State. Several times, she referred to her counsel as “they.” Thus, more than one lawyer reviewed her email trove. Presumably, the work was done by a team. Did the reviewing lawyers have security clearance? It seems unlikely. »

Poll: Americans Don’t Trust Hillary [Updated With Video]

Featured image Vox Populi Polling conducted a telephone poll of 909 “active voters” in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s email debacle. The findings: Not only do the majority of Americans, 52 percent, not trust Hillary Clinton, but 57 percent of Independents either somewhat distrust or greatly distrust her. A plurality of voters believe that Clinton intentionally withheld information and 68 percent believe that she risked American security. … Among those polled, 55 »