The jury is still out on the Hillary emails. We still don’t know what the FBI will find. And yet every day new information hits the press. The media enjoys reporting each link as if it is the missing link freighted with truth that will put this issue to rest. But it seems to me that they are treating this as a kind of a crime drama with new clues arriving all the time, hoping that there is a guilty party or parties. The only thing that we really know right now is that this story is being kept alive in the media with very little damning evidence that there is any crime at all to solve, only an election to be won or lost.
Now, apparently, the state department asked Hillary for more information about the use of a private server sometime in the summer of 2014. What does that say? What does that imply? No information is given beyond that the state department asked for clarification and that this does not seem to be the “business as usual” that Hillary mentioned. This information appeared in a story in The Washington Post written by Chris Cillizza who writes a blog for The Washington Post called The Fix. I hear that he tends to lean right.
The second “fact” he gives us in the Post story first appeared in Politico, which also leans right, and it is a release that says that someone has uncovered some deleted emails about Benghazi. Although it looks like these emails may be communications between the Congressional committee and Hillary we are left to conclude that perhaps what is hidden will finally be revealed.
A third fact gives the progress the FBI has made in recovering documents that were supposedly deleted. It is data, although it is presented in two colorful pie charts which make the data look more imposing.
Is this the smoking gun that the GOP has long sought? Will these emails finally nail Hillary and, even better, Obama to the wall, give the GOP the coup de grace for the Democrats that will send a GOP candidate into the White House on a wave of general acclamation. Oh, I sincerely hope not.
The Washington Post seems to have taken a right turn on this. They seem to have it in for Hillary. Do they have a special beef with her or is it more general? Is it a witch hunt or just a ploy to sell newspapers? The New York Times has not held back either. All the great newspapers are writing for their lives. They feel a desperate need to “scoop” the news and we have seen that this has led to a few boo-boos about this story, at least in the NYT.
I did make the mistake of listening to Joe Scarborough this morning and he is never happier than when he can rail against Hillary. He has her practically behind bars. Louis Gohmert, head of the eighth iteration of the Benghazi investigation is once again feeling victory within his grasp. The GOP believes/hopes that Hillary (and Obama) have been using denial to avoid exposing their guilt to the world.
Perhaps you are among those who classify Hillary in the fishwife or shrew category. Well a New York Post article published today claims that Hillary “blew up at Obama…during a tense Oval Office meeting. We can only assume that the two authors were not actually in the Oval Office. They say that a “Clinton source” supposedly snitched on her (someone Hillary thought was a friend). I feel that even though this is hardly considered a reputable source for news I must mention it because the media probably will bring it up soon. There is even a book by a man whose journalism skills are somewhat suspect apparently entitled Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary. The author’s name is Edward Klein.
When I see Democrats acting as if they have to wait and see what the FBI will decide about the Hillary emails and looking around desperately for another viable candidate, then it is fairly obvious that unless something miraculous happens to turn this whole thing around then Hillary may never sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.
Those of us who are Hillary Democrats sincerely hope that if Hillary is covering any crime against the American people (what could it be) (the Americans at the embassy could not be saved) (no words after the fact could change the outcome) then she will find a graceful way to withdraw from the Presidential race. Personally, I think this is just Hillary-bashing. But these leaks, which give us precious little new information, keep coming and seem to be designed to drum Hillary out of the Presidential race.
As for me, for now, I continue to wish that Hillary Rodham Clinton will become our first female President.
By Nancy Brisson