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Wed May 25, 2016, 01:53 PM

 

According to the WaPo - "Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse"

One of the two big dominoes in the Hillary Clinton email controversy toppled today: The State Department's inspector general released its report on the email practices of Clinton and a number of other past secretaries of state. (The other major domino is, of course, the FBI investigation into Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while serving as the nation's top diplomat.)

The report, which you can read in its entirety here, badly complicates Clinton's past explanations about the server and whether she complied fully with the laws in place governing electronic communication. And it virtually ensures that Clinton's email practices will be front and center in Donald Trump's fusillade of attacks against her credibility and honesty between now and Nov. 8.


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Clinton used an inappropriate method of preserving her documents. Her approach would not have been approved if it had been requested by a more junior member of the State Department staff. The report also suggests that despite a Clinton aide's insistence that the method of preserving her emails had been submitted to a legal review back in 2010, there is no evidence that such a review took place. And, here's the kicker: Clinton refused to sit for a formal interview.

Oomph. Double oomph. Heck, that might merit a triple oomph.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/25/hillary-clintons-email-problems-just-got-much-worse/?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_clintonemails-1030a-lede%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

From Chris Cillizza at the WaPo, which has largely promoted Hills' candidacy.

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Reply According to the WaPo - "Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse" (Original post)
TeddyR May 2016 OP
B Calm May 2016 #1
silvershadow May 2016 #2
Press Virginia May 2016 #3
pmorlan1 May 2016 #8
Press Virginia May 2016 #12
TeddyR May 2016 #4
pmorlan1 May 2016 #5
imagine2015 May 2016 #6
vintx May 2016 #7
farleftlib May 2016 #9
B Calm May 2016 #11
GreatGazoo May 2016 #10
Skwmom May 2016 #13
realmirage May 2016 #14
senz May 2016 #15
Logical May 2016 #16

Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:55 PM

1. It's been a bad day for the Hillary campaign.

 

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:56 PM

3. She and Huma refused to cooperate with the investigation/probe/review

 

after HRC, repeatedly, stating she was cooperating with the process.

I wonder if this is based on her lawyer's advice....which would be odd for someone who claims they broke no laws

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Response to Press Virginia (Reply #3)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:19 PM

8. She would be correct

to follow her lawyers advice and not sit for interviews (especially FBI interviews). But she should not have then said in the Press that she was fully cooperating and wanted to talk. She was playing it both ways. Protecting herself legally and trying to advance her candidacy by fooling her supporters into believing this wasn't serious.

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Response to pmorlan1 (Reply #8)

Wed May 25, 2016, 05:12 PM

12. And once it's reported she has refused to meet with the FBI to answer questions, she's in trouble

 

what's she going to say? How can you walk back repeated claims that you're happy to answer any questions or you're eager to cooperate and then hide behind a lawyer's advice.

would she be afraid of lying? If she did nothing wrong, why would she need to lie at all?

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:08 PM

4. To clarify

 

The post title is the title of Cillizza's article, not my creation. This might be the key paragraph from the article:

This is a bad day for Clinton's presidential campaign. Period. For a candidate already struggling to overcome a perception that she is neither honest nor trustworthy, the IG report makes that task significantly harder. No one will come out of this news cycle — with the exception of the hardest of the hard-core Clinton people — believing she is a better bet for the presidency on May 25 than she was on May 23.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:14 PM

5. Chris Cillizza

is an establishment journalist so to see such a strongly worded opinion piece from him says a lot. And because he is an establishment journalist that would explain why he still thinks she should be in the running for president. A non-establishment journalist would have probably said she needs to drop out for the good of the Party and the country.

Clinton remains blessed that Republicans are on the verge of nominating Donald Trump, a candidate whose numbers on honesty, trustworthiness and even readiness to lead are worse — and in some cases, far worse — than hers. But Trump's task of casting her as "Crooked Hillary" just got easier.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:14 PM

6. Democratic Party officials will now have to lean on Clinton to withdraw her candidacy.

 


For their own self-preservation.

But she's stubborn by all accounts and will resist as long as possible.

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #6)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:17 PM

7. There no way she's dropping out nt

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #6)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:26 PM

9. The fix is in

 

They cleared the field for her and if Jesus Christ himself pointed the finger of blame at her
the Dem leadership would still say she was the best candidate they could offer against Trump.

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #6)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:34 PM

11. They should have been doing that a long time ago. If only for

 

her dismal Trump like disapproval numbers.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:30 PM

10. "et tu, WaPo ?"

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 05:18 PM

13. They has lost so much credibility I don't know if they are being serious or if it's just part of


the latest spin and manipulation campaign (keeping in mind that people that don't know what is happening can be part of the spin).

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 05:22 PM

14. Yeah it was all Vince Foster's fault, right GOP?

 

Hillary will consider both trumped up GOP attacks when she takes office early next year. Stay tuned.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 05:23 PM

15. The DNC should have hedged their bets

 

rather than put it all on anyone with such a long, baggage-filled history.

I realize that she and Bill had acquired a fortune and a notorious enemies list, but someone should have had a little courage and common sense.

If Bernie hadn't made his daring decision to enter the race a year ago, the Democratic Party would be up a creek without a paddle.

Thank God for Bernie.

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Response to TeddyR (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 11:02 PM

16. How Stupid was Hillary? A private email server for all of her emails

 

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