The polls and the news have not been kind to Hillary Clinton lately. Polls show that Donald Trump is either tied or leading Hillary . The State Department Inspector General’s report released earlier this week was highly critical of Hillary and close members of her former State Department team for disregarding established rules and using a personal email server.
The liberal media has always been fans of the Clintons. Many veteran “journalists” were looking forward to a second Clinton presidency. They did a great job of covering up Benghazi, the email scandal and other Hillary foibles, They were sure that Bill Clinton would be Hillary’s greatest weapon but Donald Trump destroyed that hope by attacking the Clintons by highlighting the former President’s many affairs.
Perhaps the left has finally come to the conclusion that Hillary Clinton has too much going against her to win – her record at the State Department, personal appearance, personality, unpopularity with men, etc. She is 68 years old and looks every day ofit. She isn’t quick on her feet. They just may be trying to force her out before the 2016 general election campaign begins. And, they probably aren’t that comfortable with “Crazy Bernie.”
Perhaps the first sign the Democrats may be trying to force Hillary out is a highly critical editorial in the Washington Post, an unofficial propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and paper that has assigned 20 reporters full-time to dig up dirt on Donald Trump.
The Democratic Party is known for using its friends in the media to do its dirty work. Just as the Democratic Party used George Stephanopoulos to launch the “war on women” attack, it may have realized that Trump can beat Hillary like a rented mule and is using the liberal media to force her to step down as quickly as possible.
HILLARY CLINTON’S use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 has been justifiably criticized as an error of judgment. What the new report from the State Department inspector general makes clear is that it also was not a casual oversight. Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them.
The 83-page report declares that “beginning in late 2005 and continuing through 2011,” the department revised its Foreign Affairs Manual and “issued various memoranda specifically discussing the obligation to use Department systems in most circumstances and identifying the risks of not doing so.” Ms. Clinton didn’t.
During her tenure, State Department employees were told that they were expected to use approved, secure methods to transmit information that was sensitive but unclassified, or SBU. If they needed to transmit SBU information outside the department’s network, they were told to ask information specialists for help. The report said there is no evidence that Ms. Clinton ever asked, “despite the fact that emails exchanged on her personal account regularly contained information that was marked as SBU.” On June 28, 2011, a cable was sent to all diplomatic and consular posts over her signature warning that personal email accounts could be compromised and officials should “avoid conducting official Department business from your personal e-mail accounts.” At the time, Ms. Clinton was doing exactly that.
The department’s email technology was archaic. Other staffers also used personal email, as did Secretary Colin Powell (2001-2005), without preserving the records. But there is no excuse for the way Ms. Clinton breezed through all the warnings and notifications. While not illegal behavior, it was disturbingly unmindful of the rules. In the middle of the presidential campaign, we urge the FBI to finish its own investigation soon, so all information about this troubling episode will be before the voters.
If they didn’t want Hillary out, why would the Washington Post Editorial Board be calling for the FBI to complete its investigation soon?
Hat tip: Washington Post
Donald Trump has made “Crooked Hillary” a target rich environment.