Did somebody give Hillary Clinton a shovel for her birthday? I’m wondering because she keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole for herself.
I hope you are sitting down for the latest: Hillary Clinton has been caught in another lie. Yes, I know, I was as shocked by this revelation as I’m sure you are. Who would have thought that the former secretary of state and 2016 presidential hopeful would be capable of such a thing, considering how forthright and ethical she has been in the past.
But, alas, it’s true. The State Department has announced that it cannot locate 15 work-related emails from her private server regarding the probe of the 2012 Benghazi attacks. This means she never turned them over, which is in direct contradiction to her news conference in March 2015 when she claimed that all work emails from her personal server had been turned over to the State Department.
Representative Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, called this latest problem “significant and troubling.” Specifically, the missing emails consist of a series of intelligence reports about Benghazi from longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal. As it turns out, he was passing unvetted intelligence information about Libya to Clinton from a source with a financial interest in the country.
To this day, she has never fully explained why she used a personal email account to conduct government business while secretary of state, despite it being a violation of federal statutes. All she has said so far is that it was a matter of “convenience.” So, I guess it’s OK for public officials to break the law, as long as it’s convenient.
Neither has she explained why she did not try harder to use her position as secretary of state to get more security for the American embassy in Benghazi before it was attacked, despite numerous requests for it, nor why she continued to claim that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to a movie after she knew it was a planned, coordinated attack.
Can you imagine what it would be like to have an untrustworthy person sitting in the Oval Office? Oh, wait, we’ve already experienced that.