Hillary Clinton has found herself embroiled in one the biggest scandals of her political career.
The Associated Press has sued her and she was even forced to issue an on-air explanation for her use of a personal email account.
In fact, the furor surrounding her personal email account has reached such a fever-pitch that even many in the liberal media are clamoring for her to release her emails. Had a conservative perpetrated a similar offense, the outcry would be huge.
Ultimately, Clinton is hoping Americans don’t realize how serious her refusal to use a government email really is.
She’s hoping they can relate to her as a “human being” just trying to make her job a little bit “easier,” without holding out expectations she’s supposed to be accountable to the people.
Problematic for Clinton is all government employees are required to use a government email to promote transparency.
Should a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) be made of any government worker, they would be required to turn over all emails that are work related, so the American people can ascertain exactly what the government worker might (or might not) have been involved in.
Clinton’s excuse that she used a personal email for the sake of convenience (she wanted everything on one device, not two) is duplicitous and deceitful. And ultimately she’s counting on Americans not questioning her motives.
Here’s the truth. When Clinton decided she was going to set up her own email server she knew it was illegal.
She knew the law required her to conduct all business on government emails, and she went ahead and did it anyway.
While most Americans can stand to be convicted of a crime even if they’re ignorant of the law, Clinton has brazen contempt for the law and is counting on her status as a political elite to protect her from consequences.
The other thing Clinton is banking on is how she is to be treated.
As one government worker noted:
The problem is, there are two levels of enforcement of laws in this country. There is aggressive enforcement for the “common” people. Then there is the “hands-off” enforcement for the politically-connected elite.
I am a government employee. I am required by law to use my government email account for official government business. If I used my personal email account for official business, I would be summarily fired on the spot, and all of my personal emails would be grabbed and reviewed.
As is is the pattern for the Clinton’s in any of their wrongdoing, they are treated exceptionally and generally don’t see the same kind of prosecution as ordinary folk.
Both she, her husband, and most Democrats, are pathological in their contempt for the law, feeling it only applies to lowly people of common stature, and not to them.
Now that the former secretary of state is being exposed and her misconduct is being brought into the light of day you can only hope Americans are brought to realize she is a criminal.
Even if a review of her personal emails don’t produce any evidence of wrongdoing, her refusal to obey the law and conduct business on a government email should be enough to prove she’s a law breaker.
Americans deserve much better than Hillary.
Don’t you think?