[guest post by JVW]
With the news cycle of the last 48 hours being largely devoted to all things Brexit, two fresh improprieties from the Once and Future Inevitable Next President of the United States, Hillary! Rodham Clinton, have largely flown under the radar. Here’s a recap:
The Wall Street Journal reported late yesterday morning (Pacific Time) that Mrs./Senator/Secretary Clinton failed to hand over a key email message she sent to top aide Huma Abedin in 2010 regarding Abedin’s suggestion that they get government email accounts. Clinton’s reply to the suggestion: “Let’s get separate address or device but I don’t want any risk of the personal being accessible.” This message was discovered in the collection of emails that Abedin provided the State Department last year, but again, was not included among the 55,000 submitted by Her Clintonic Majesty, which calls into question her sworn statement from last August that she had submitted all correspondence from her home server to the State Department. The article also reminds us that we are still missing all email messages from her first two months at the State Department. Naturally, her mealy-mouthed vassals are in full spin mode: “This email shows that, contrary to the allegations of some, Secretary Clinton was not seeking to avoid any use of government email. As indicated in this email, she was open to using a state.gov account but she simply wanted her personal emails to remain private, as anyone would want.”
The second interesting development was also reported yesterday afternoon as the rest of us were digesting the U.K. referendum. It turns out that Secretary Clinton’s State Department calendar managed to omit “at least 75” private appointments she had with campaign contributors and Clinton Foundation donors during her tenure at Foggy Bottom. Stephen Braun of the Associated Press investigated the Secretary’s calendar and cross-checked it against calendars maintained by her aides and other State Department to uncover the discrepancy. The AP had been forced to go to court to obtain these records from the State Department. Though Braun points out that no known laws were broken by the calendar omissions, he adroitly ties it in with the email exchange between Clinton and Abedin to paint a picture of a Secretary of State who prized secrecy and rebuffed efforts at transparency. Again, the Clinton flacks brazenly lie in service of the Queen Bee, insisting that she has made heroic efforts to be super transparent, and that expectations that her calendar might actually list the names of people with whom she has met are unreasonable and unfair.
Never has any party nominated a more dishonest and unethical candidate for President.