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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New York Times Editorial, "Legal, but Not Political, Clarity on the Clinton Emails": Hillary Only Damaged Her "Reputation"?

In an editorial entitled "Legal, but Not Political, Clarity on the Clinton Emails," The New York Times concludes (my emphasis in red):

"As Mrs. Clinton said in the past, and her campaign reiterated on Tuesday, her decision to use private email was a mistake. She remains, far and away, the most experienced and knowledgeable candidate for the presidency, particularly when compared with Mr. Trump. But she has done damage to her reputation by failing to conform to the established security policies of the department she ran and by giving evasive or misleading answers about her actions and motivations. If there was ever a time that Mrs. Clinton needed to demonstrate that she understands the forthrightness demanded of those who hold the nation’s highest office, this is that moment."

Hillary only damaged her "reputation"? Heck, FBI Director Comey acknowledged (my emphasis in red):

"With respect to potential computer intrusion by hostile actors, we did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked. But, given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account."

In fact, Hillary damaged her country.

Now it's time for Hillary to be "forthright"? After lying to Americans about her home server and communication practices at every available opportunity over the past year? Isn't it a tad late?

America is in desperate need of a viable third party candidate.


  1. The fact that she lied about being under attack while overseas,and then dismissed it as "being mistaken,being human" should be enough for the public to withhold their vote...Who would have a faulty memory about something like bullets heading your way...or not? Despicable to be painting a picture of one's self as one that selflessly steps into harm's way for the good of the planet.