Emailgate: Hillary’s Excuse for Jeopardizing National Security? “I Can’t Remember.”
Well, just as has happened so often on Friday nights during the Obama Administration, yesterday bore witness to another “Document Dump”.
Laura’s Ingraham’s Lifezette.com reports that
Hillary Clinton told FBI agents that she could not recall issues related to her email server at least 26 times, according to an 11-page document released by the FBI on Friday.
Clinton’s memory lapses are frequent during the interview, marked often by agents as “could not recall” and “did not remember.” But the “could not recall” remarks are often related not to long-distant emails, but things she should perhaps definitely recall.
And Clinton told the FBI she could not recall any briefing after her December 2012 fall that left her with a concussion, an admission that will surely stoke concerns about Clinton’s health and physical fitness to serve in the job of president.
Most surprisingly perhaps: Clinton said she “did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system.” Clinton said she relied on employees’ judgment in sending her emails.
But Clinton’s memory doesn’t just fall short on email servers, vital procedures and possible security problems. When asked by the FBI to give an example of how a federal document arrives at classification, Clinton couldn’t. The FBI document is sure to raise issues about how Clinton and President Obama’s State Department handled secure papers and emails.
Clinton could not even recall when she got her security clearance. She told FBI agents she wasn’t sure if she carried it over from the U.S. Senate or if she got it from State. But perhaps even worse, Clinton told FBI agents she couldn’t even remember any briefing or training by State “related to the retention of federal records or handling of classified information.”
That admission could raise the question if Clinton was ever trained at all in handling secret information.
Below is the list of things Clinton could not recall in the FBI interview:
When she received security clearance
Being briefed on how to handle classified material
How many times she used her authority to designate items classified
Any briefing on how to handle very top-secret “Special Access Program” material
How to select a target for a drone strike
How the data from her mobile devices was destroyed when she switched devices
The number of times her staff was given a secure phone
Why she didn’t get a secure Blackberry
Receiving any emails she thought should not be on the private system
Did not remember giving staff direction to create private email account
Getting guidance from state on email policy
Who had access to her Blackberry account
The process for deleting her emails
Ever getting a message that her storage was almost full
Anyone besides Huma Abedin being offered an account on the private server
Being sent information on state government private emails being hacked
Receiving cable on State Dept personnel securing personal email accounts
Receiving cable on Bryan Pagliano upgrading her server
Using an iPad mini
An Oct. 13, 2012, email on Egypt with Clinton pal Sidney Blumenthal
Jacob Sullivan using personal email
State Department protocol for confirming classified information in media reports
Every briefing she received after suffering concussions
Being notified of a FOIA request on Dec. 11, 2012
Being read out of her clearance
Any further access to her private email account from her State Department tenure after switching to her HRCoffice.com account
It is a “time-honored tradition in Washington scandals” to claim one doesn’t recall as they were busy being busy Washington officials, The Associated Press said in a 2005 report on common criminal defenses inside the Beltway.
The Trump campaign leaped on the disclosure.
“Hillary Clinton is applying for a job that begins each day with a Top Secret intelligence briefing, and the notes from her FBI interview reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty,” the Trump campaign said in a statement to LifeZette. “Clinton’s secret email server was an end-run around government transparency laws that wound up jeopardizing our national security and sensitive diplomatic efforts. On more than 2,000 occasions classified material was exposed on her private server, including highly sensitive Top Secret information and intelligence.”
Please allow me to repeat that last sentence:
On more than 2,000 occasions classified material was exposed on her private server, including highly sensitive Top Secret information and intelligence.
And, she can’t remember?
These e-mails contained vital information pertaining to the security of our Sovereign Nation and the safety of our Covert Operatives serving overseas.
This garbage being pulled by Former Secretary of State and current Democratic Candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America, Hillary Rodham Clinton, reminds me of the old story that Richard Pryor told about how you don’t have to teach a child to lie, they just do it naturally. The example he gave was that of a child knocking his mother’s favorite vase off of a table and breaking it. Pryor thought that the child’s fumbling attempts to lie about it, by saying “I DON’T KNOW” were hilarious.
In this situation, Hillary’s explanation for her incompetency as Secretary of State, like that child’s lie, not only strains credulity, it rips it apart faster than Michael Moore’s inseam at an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.
Back on May 16, 2014, in a post titled, “Bubba Spills the Beans About Hil’s Head Injury”, I related the following story…
Thedailymail.co.uk reports that
Former President Bill Clinton divulged on Wednesday that it took former secretary of state Hillary Clinton ‘six months of very serious work’ last year to recover from a fainting spell in December 2012 that resulted in a concussion and blood clot.
Her long recovery is ‘something she never low-balled,’ Bill said.
But Bill’s timeline contradicts the State Department’s claims just after the conclusion of Hillary’s treatment in January 2013 that ‘she seems to be fully recovered.’
Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove reignited the debate about Hillary’s physical and mental condition last week when he suggested at a conference that she was hiding something about her health.
‘Thirty days in the hospital?’ Rove said, according to the New York Post. ‘And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.’
The Post insinuated that Rove claimed Hillary may be suffering from brain damage as a result of the clot.
‘Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying,’ Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill fired back.
‘She is 100%. Period,’ he said of Hillary’s heath.
Rove told Fox News on Tuesday he never said Hillary had brain damage.
‘She had a serious health episode and my point was that I think it was from the 7th of December in 2012 through the 7th of January of 2013, she underwent, first she had apparently a serious virus,’ he said after being confronted with the fact that the former secretary of state was only in the hospital for three days, not 30 days.
After Rove explained his comments on Fox, Merrill accused Republicans of politicizing Hillary’s health.
‘First they accused her of faking it, now they’ve resorted to the other extreme — and are flat out lying,’ he said.
‘Even this morning, Karl Rove is still all over the map and is continuing to get the facts wrong. But he doesn’t care, because all he wants to do is inject the issue into the echo chamber, and he’s succeeding. It’s flagrant and thinly veiled.’
Speaking at an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Bill Clinton said he was ‘sort of dumbfounded’ by Republicans’ on going questions about Hillary’s health. Clinton said they would do ‘whatever it takes’ to sully her political career, and ‘there was nothing to’ claims she was untruthful about her health issues.
‘They went to all this trouble to say she had staged what was a terrible concussion that required six months of very serious work to get over,’ he said. ‘It’s something she never low-balled with the American people, never tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”
Clinton laughed Hillary’s critics off, saying, ‘You can’t be too upset about it.’
‘It’s just the beginning. They’ll get better and better about it,’ he said. ‘It’s just part of the deal.’
As for Rove, Clinton said, ‘I got to give him credit, you know, that embodies that old saying that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.’
Clinton said his wife was in good health.
‘Look, she works out every week. She is strong. She is doing great,’ Clinton said according to Buzzfeed. ‘As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am.’
Hillary left the State Department in February of 2013, less than a month after returning in the wake of her accident. She hit the speaking circuit just five months later in July of 2013.
The presumed 2016 candidate has spent the last year giving speeches on he own behalf and on behalf of the Clinton Foundation and working on her memoir, Hard Choices, which comes out in June.
She was also in Washington for a speech, yesterday. Unlike her husband, she did not discuss the controversy surrounding her recovery, however.
Please allow me to state the obvious:
Even if Hillary and Bubba are both telling the truth, AMERICA DOES NOT NEED A BRAIN DAMAGED PRESIDENT!
The fact of the matter is, however, judging from the direction that the “rigged” national polls, whose samples are manipulated to favor Hillary, are now taking, Americans are not buying what Hillary and her sycophants are attempting to sell us.
Back in the early 1980s, America’s Clown Prince of Comedy, Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton, appeared in a series of concerts, filmed in Canada, for HBO.
Red, in his late 70s was as hilariously masterful as ever, establishing a rapport with the audience and then taking them on a seamless flight of comedic bliss and fancy, including a quite memorable “poetry reading” by Red’s legendary character Clem Kadiddlehopper, performing a take-off of Rudyard Kipling’s classic “Drums” with the title of “Frogs”, during which, at the end of each quatrain, the words, “…and, there’s no silence in the night” was followed by a licking of his thumb and a rhythmic page turn.
Frogs. Frogs. Frogs, they are everywhere.
Frogs. Frogs. Frogs croaking fill the air.
Louder. Louder. Louder is their blasting blare
and there’s no silence in the night.
Frogs. Frogs, croaks heard three miles away.
Five. six. seven beyond that they say.
Frogs. Frogs multiplying more each day
and there’s no silence in the night.
Frogs. Frogs don’t try to seek them out.
Frogs. Frogs. Frogs hiding all about.
Grab. Grab. Grab their throats and wring them out.
’cause there’s no silence in the night.
Frogs. Frogs their good is only bad.
Flirting. Flirting. Flirting on their lily pad.
Mom. Mom. Mom says no, but you know Dad.
and there’s no silence in the night.
Frogs. Frogs don’t you know the strain?
Frogs. Frogs. Please, please, please refrain
and listen [croak, croak] there they go again. Frogs. Frogs
and there’s no silence in the night.
Watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldSyvZkBBoE
At one point during this performance Red is telling the audience how wonderful his second wife is, and how much he loves her…then at just the right moment he looks to the left…then to the right, makes a motion for the crowd to lean in toward him while he leans in toward them and says softly, with a wry grin,
But, where she spits…grass never grows again!
I believe that the American People are coming to that same conclusion about the woman who wants to be the First Female President of the United States of America.
You see, it really doesn’t matter what sexual body part that God gave you…
It’s whether you obey His Commandments that matters.
…including the one about “BEARING FALSE WITNESS”.
Until He Comes,