Clinton’s crashing poll numbers, along with questions by donors and supporters about her judgment in joking about the email scandal immediately after the FBI seized her private server, are obviously taking a toll.
She suddenly says she “takes responsibility” for the decision. (Well, who else would be responsible?)
She’s stopped joking, but she hasn’t stopped lying. Here’s what else she said:
“I take responsibility for that decision, and I want to be as transparent as possible, which is why I turned over 55,000 pages, why I’ve turned over my server, why I’ve agreed to — in fact, been asking to — and have finally gotten a date to testify before a congressional committee in October.”
“I’m confident that this process will prove that I never sent, nor received, any email that was marked classified,” she said
She wants to be as transparent as possible? Looks like she hasn’t really stopped joking after all. She used a secret server and kept all her emails in her house for almost two years after she left the State Department. That’s not transparent.
When the Benghazi Committee noticed that she was using a private account, it asked the State Department about it, which, in turn, asked her to hand over the emails.
Her response: delete 30,000 emails that she claims were “private” without a third party reviewing them. That’s not transparent.
And when the New York Times reported that she had been using a private server throughout her tenure as Secretary of State, she categorically refused to turn it over for any independent review, stating: “The server will remain private.”
Now she says that she” turned over” her server to the FBI. That sounds voluntary, doesn’t it? But it was anything but voluntary. As soon as the FBI was apprised of the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s finding that there was classified information on her server, it demanded that the company maintaining it bring it immediately to the FBI. So technically, it was turned over — but not voluntarily. It would have taken the FBI five minutes to get a warrant. She was one step ahead of the sheriff.
As for her claim that there was nothing that she sent or received that was marked as classified, the Inspector General disagrees.
That’s why her server is in FBI custody. Not because she’s transparent. She isn’t — and she’s still lying.