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The Hill: Democrats In Panic Mode Over Hillary Emails

What has taken them so long? Don’t they follow the news?

From The Hill:

Dems near Clinton panic mode

By Niall Stanage and Kevin Cirilli | 08/13/15

Democrats are worried that the furor over Hillary Clinton’s private email server will be prolonged and intensified after her sudden move to hand it to the FBI. The Clinton campaign’s decision to give up the server and a thumb-drive containing back-up copies of emails left Democrats scratching their heads as to why the former secretary of State had resisted turning over the server for months.

Could it be that she was waiting for some sign from the DOJ that they would protect her? (Cf. their walk back of what they originally told the NYT.)

Coupled with new polls that suggest Clinton is vulnerable, Democrats are nearing full-on panic mode. “I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.”

Starting? Wasn’t it ridiculous when Hillary claimed she had a private email account because her phone couldn’t handle more than one email account?

“Look, this is a classic example of the cover-up being ten times worse than the so-called crime — though in this case there wasn’t a crime,” said another progressive strategist.

Given that Hillary’s crimes could involve the exposure of vital national security secrets, not to mention her role in Benghazi, we aren’t so sure the cover up is worse than the crime.

“The culture of secrecy that has surrounded the Clintons — understandably in some cases — has now yielded a situation where she did something that wasn’t necessary and looks nefarious.”

Yes, it’s ‘understandable’ the Clintons would need a culture of secrecy around them after all of Bill sexual assaults, and the Clintons numerous scandals from Whitewater to their quid pro quo foundation.

[T]he pattern seen in the email controversy — months of stonewalling followed by an eventual concession — has stoked worries about her flaws as a candidate…

The Democrats are only worried about the concessions.

Hank Sheinkopf, a New York-based Democratic strategist who has worked with Clinton in the past but is not doing so in this campaign, argued that the general suspicion that the former secretary of State is concealing something is much more damaging than the specifics of the email matter…

Something worse than using a private email with zero security to discuss some of our country’s most vital secrets? What would that be? We already know she used the State Department as a way to make money. So it can’t be that.

The Clinton campaign and its allies are also pushing back hard at their critics. The campaign’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, sent a mass email to supporters Wednesday, warning that “you might hear some news over the next few days about Hillary Clinton’s emails.”

The Palmieri email went on to assert that there was “a lot of misinformation” around the issue, that “Hillary has remained absolutely committed to cooperating” and that “this kind of nonsense comes with the territory of running for president.”

Hillary is so committed to ‘cooperating’ she has ignored Congressional subpoenas and destroyed evidence.

Separately, Media Matters for America — the liberal watchdog group founded by Clinton ally David Brock — sent out a statement under the subject-line “Myths and Facts about Hillary Clinton’s email.” The first fact it listed was that “none of the emails sent to Clinton were labeled as classified or top secret.” …

What a laugh. The fact is it doesn’t matter if something is labeled classified or not. It’s part of the job for anyone handling sensitive material to have enough sense to recognize it even if it isn’t ‘stamped.’ Because there is a lot of material that the people who do the classification don’t get to for days or even weeks.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 13th, 2015. Comments are currently closed.

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