I am Hal’s total lack of surprise:
Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state, the Republican lawmaker who subpoenaed the emails said late Friday.
Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the House committee investigating the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, said Clinton’s lawyer informed him of the news.
“Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server,” Gowdy said in a statement.
Gowdy had also asked that Clinton turn over her server to the State Department inspector general for an independent review.
Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, said no.
Clinton has turned over some hard copies of e-mails. But she apparently had the server wiped when the State Department asked her to turn her e-mails over to them.
I know this is a complete non-scandal that I’m only bringing up because I’m a misogynist dinosaur who can’t stand the idea of a woman being President. But, as Conor reminds us, the Clintons and their acolytes have a long history of this, from Sandy Berger smuggling classified information out of the 9/11 investigation to her law firm billing records. This is what the Clintons do: they lie, they cover-up, they conceal, they obfuscate and then they blame everyone else. It’s a game to them. They lie about things that they have no need whatsoever to lie about. It’s almost as if they get off on lying.
And they do it also because they get away with it. No matter how many untruths they hurl about, there are never any consequences. No charges will come from this incident. It is unlikely to hurt Clinton at the polls. The MSM is doing their damndest to ignore it, having to be goaded into even asking softball questions about it.
This is why I have said that I am dreading blogging the 2016 election. The Democrats seem to have unanimously decided that Clinton is the nominee. And the press doesn’t seem interested in peeking behind the curtain. So 2016 is likely to unfold exactly this way: Clinton is found to have done something wrong, the press ignores it and it doesn’t hurt her inevitable ascent.
Look, I have a grudging respect for Clinton as Secretary of State. The disaster that has unfolded since Kerry took over tells me that Clinton must have been better than I thought to keep this gang of idiots from starting from World War III. At least she kept us from fighting with and against Iran at the same time.
But I’m tired of the Clintons. I’m utterly sick of the sight of them. They have been in politics since 1977. They have been in national politics since 1992. We’ve had them in our faces for almost a quarter of a century. Enough. I’d vote for Elizabeth Warren before I’d vote for another chapter or two of the Clinton Chronicles. We don’t need a campaign full of this kind of garbage. And we certainly don’t need four or, God help us, eight years of scandal.
Please, Republicans, get it together. We do not need this.