What a horrible thing for a U.S. Senator to inflict on her state. Brains must have been splattering all over ceilings, furniture, family members and TV screens during her excruciating live interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” There she was, a member of the U.S. Senate representing the great state of Missouri, grinning like a zany and spewing the Clinton campaign’s desperate talking points—from March!—falsely and insultingly insisting that in maintaining a secret and non-conforming private e-mail server while Secretary of State that, as Democratic hack Donna Brazile said later on a truncated round table, that Clinton did nothing wrong.
Just violating policy, being irresponsible, placing official data in jeopardy, destroying potential evidence, and lying about it, but nothing wrong...
“This is a partisan witch hunt!” said Senator McCaskill. Hillary has been forthcoming and complied with every request! She wasn’t the first Secretary of State to use private e-mail! The materials weren’t classified when she had them! There’s no indication she had a motive to expose national secrets! (This is a new one on the talking points list and an audacious straw man. Nobody has argued that Clinton was a spy or committing treason; what she did was place State Department communications at risk to hackers and exposure for her own protection and advantage.) Then McCaskill paraphrased the “let’s change the subject” talking point we have heard now almost verbatim from Clinton and her surrogates: “Hillary Clinton is a fighter, and she will fight through this and continue fighting for Americans”—all while smiling madly as if the whole thing was a big joke, since it all is “nonsense.”
Raddatz, a worried expression on her face (she was outside at the Iowa State Fair, and her exploding head could have done terrible damage to children and corn dogs), kept trying to get the Senator to answer real questions rather than recite the 6 month old spin she had been ordered to memorize.
Apparently the Clinton campaign has decided to 1) stonewall 2) somehow claim Hillary is a victim 3) keep counting on public ignorance of how cyber-security requirements have evolved, why Secretaries of State should assume everything they receive might be classified, why a private server without government level security measures are a reckless risk and 4) keep their fingers crossed that the most obvious lies—destroying thousands of e-mails before they could be officially reviewed while knowing they were about to be subpoenaed, and refusing to cooperate with demands that she turn over her server until the FBI took it is not fully cooperating but rather hiding, spinning and avoiding. This assumes that Democrats are zombies, morons, fools or corrupted, and maybe they are.
But for a U.S. Senator to allow herself to be used as a deception bot is a disgrace.
UPDATE: It is now reported that investigators have determined that the number of e-mails containing classified information—-that were improperly held out of the State Department archiving system and exposed to falling into malign hands so Hillary’s machinations with the Clinton Foundation and god knows what else could be protected from prying media eyes (that mean old Freedom of Information Act!)—has risen to 60 so far, not that Hillary mishandled them, of course.