Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Meanwhile, from the port side

A tidy synopsis of the problems Hillary faces, from the reliably left Salon:
Imagine if you had 22 Top Secret emails on your computer?

Would you be able to claim negligence?

Also, the issue of negligence is a canard. Clinton and her top aides were smart enough to understand protocol. For every legal scholar saying that indictment isn’t likely (because it’s difficult to prove Clinton “knowingly” sent or received classified intelligence), there’s a former attorney general and former intelligence officials saying that indictment is justified.

Ultimately, every question asked of Hillary Clinton by James Comey will benefit the Sanders campaign. In a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, one candidate is being investigated by the FBI and has negative favorability ratings in ten national polls. The other candidate, Bernie Sanders, just raised more money in February than Clinton, without the help of Wall Street or oil and gas lobbyists. If Clinton gets indicted, the Democratic establishment and superdelegates will have no choice but to rally around Bernie Sanders.
The author of the piece, H. A. Goodman, posits ten questions that Hillary will have a difficult time answering. The first question is the best one:
1. What was the political utility in owning a private server and never using a State.gov email address?
Goodman has the right answer, too:
As stated in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “the only believable reason for the private server in her basement was to keep her emails out of the public eye by willfully avoiding freedom of information laws.”

We can’t even see Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches, do you think Clinton wanted the public to know information about her foundation?
I suspect we know the motive. We may yet find out the particulars. Read the whole thing, as we say in the bidness.


2 comments:

R.A. Crankbait said...

But when will the first question - let alone the other nine - ever be asked of her? February, 2017?

Mr. D said...

But when will the first question - let alone the other nine - ever be asked of her? February, 2017?

If Bernie wins the New York primary, the questions will come much sooner than that.