Imagine Alex Trebek reading this question for final Jeopardy, “hidden in a closet in a bathroom that is located in an upper floor loft apartment complex in Denver, Colorado.” Of course the contestants would write, “where did Hillary Clinton keep her private server secure?”
This whole mess is the result of many years of the Clintons firmly believing they are above the law and sadder that their loyal supporters seem to agree with Bill and Hillary. The Clintons can’t seem to offend their liberal base.
She was directed by the President of the United States to follow all rules and policies of this nation and of his administration. No government business was to be conducted on private servers. Hillary sent out the directive to her staff of this stated policy. Hillary ignored it from day one.
For her entire term, all of her duties and email were conducted via her private server because it was convenient for her. It would also be convenient for hackers to tap into her email accounts.
I find it really difficult to understand how all those brilliant minds in the Obama Administration, and at the other federal agencies, never ever noticed that Hillary’s mail wasn’t being routed through a governmental address.
Then Hillary decided that she would turn over all work and government related emails to Congress when they demanded the information. Hillary decided that 30,000 emails were personal and she deleted them. She states that of the remaining 55,000 pages of emails not a single solitary one contained classified information. Seriously, the secretary of state did not receive or send one single message between January 2009 and February 2013. The nation is involved in a war in the Middle East, Iran is trying to build nukes, Benghazi becomes a killing zone for four Americans at our Embassy, the secretary travels to more nations than any other secretary of state ... and not one bit of mail contained an inkling of information an enemy nation would want to know.
When she first answered the inquiries, she stated no classified information was received or sent. Once that lie was undone by one of her paid advisers, who had been banned from serving by President Obama, she changed the statement to “no messages were marked or identified as classified” when she sent or received the emails.
Later that lie is undone when we discover that Hillary is one of 20 people specifically named by the president to make the determination what information should and should not be classified.
Now we hear that a member of her staff may have been removing those designations before Hillary saw them and then adding the designation to the reply after Hillary wrote her response. The problem here is that sort of action is a felony. Many of us have been very loyal to beloved bosses but I bet most of us would draw the line at committing several felonious acts to stay in favor with said boss.
Then the drip, drip, drip of releases of these emails comes out and a random selection shows that somewhere between 5% and 10% of her emails contained classified information.
Hillary is getting boxed in because the usual Clinton Scandal Playbook reactions aren’t ringing true, and they sound less and less plausible.
Most Americans can’t name a single great accomplishment of her term as secretary of state. Most Americans were unhappy that Hillary had her server at her home even under the protection of the Secret Service, who protects her impeached ex-president husband.
Most Americans would have preferred that an independent third party determine which emails were private or personal and which were government business. Most Americans follow the rules and the laws and expect others to do the same.
Most Americans would not find a bathroom closet in a loft in Colorado to be considered a secure location for computer server files for the secretary of state. A majority of Americans in recent polls state that they think Hillary isn’t trustworthy.
Yet we still hear that they are ready for Hillary. Why? I am ready for Hillary to be arrested.