Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – 09:45 a.m.
We’re hearing it all on the Hillary Clinton e-mail debacle, which has essentially taken over the near-term national media cycle.
Let’s get up to speed.
Succinctly put. For her entire four years as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton used a private email address for all of her governmental correspondence. No, she didn’t use G-Mail, Yahoo, MSN, or Hotmail, like most people. She essentially setup her own e-mail system, with her own server setup. The physical server was located and running in her home in Chappaqua, New York, located in upscale Westchester County. Through this infamous server likely floated classified and non-classified information.
(Photo by Mark Brandt/AP)
All along Clinton was suppose to use the highly-secure @state.gov server system.
But could something else have likely floated across the system?
Hmm! Let me think. How about The Clinton Foundation and its fundraising.
It’s the first thing that comes to mind when you rationalize the almost $2 billion in reported donations, from domestic, international, corporate and government sources, to the non-profit operated by the Clinton’s. A non-profit that reportedly spends roughly 10-percent of the dough on actual charitable causes.
Clinton had no intention of turning over any of the e-mails until legal counsel for the State Department demanded them.
Now Clinton has now reportedly turned over some 55,000 missives. All likely cherry-picked.
Then there’s the President.
First President Barack Obama, over the weekend, tells a major network he had “no idea” Clinton used a non-government email system until the news broke publicly. Then yesterday Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted the President corresponded with Clinton using firstname.lastname@example.org.
It all stinks. Everyone knows it. Even the more liberal media outlets are bleeding Clinton one cut at a time. Obama even seem to be slowly throwing Clinton under they bus. Remember the tell-all book highlighting all the bad blood between the Obama’s and Clinton’s?
Until today, Clinton has tried to ride out the furor by employing the “ignore it, let the story die” tactic.
But it hasn’t worked.
Next it’ll be Bush’s fault.
Now Clinton is set to hold a presser today, Tuesday, at the United Nations. A place where, due to the tight security, reporters need to obtain access security credentials 24-hours in advance.
Was any real notice given? The answer: Of course not.
So, in pure Clinton-esque form, the former Secretary of State will take likely weak softball questions from the U.N. Press Corp, not more hard-hitting, higher profile journalists.
The Broadway production is set to start at roughly 10:30 a.m. (PDT).
Let the claims of the “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” begin.