The latest Clinton email dump by the Obama State Department may well prove to be the last nail in Hillary Clinton’s political coffin. Why? It holds several interesting tidbits (the most damning of which shows Clinton commanding her underlings to strip “classified” identifiers from the data and then to send it on to her “unsecured”), but the one I want to deal with today has proof that she knew exactly what she was doing when she set up her private email system.
Buried in the mountain of emails comes a chain of messages that show Hillary Clinton being dumbfounded by one of her subordinates uses of his private email for government business! (The Nerve!)
I’m totally serious. Clinton could not believe that anyone else would have the audacity to do (even just once) what she had been doing for years!
In February 2011, State Department officer John Godfrey sent an e-mail containing his analysis on how the United States should assist Libyan development and governance following the fall of dictator Moammar Qaddafi. The e-mail, which contained information later marked “confidential” by State Department reviewers, was sent on his private account. It was forwarded to close Clinton aide Jake Sullivan a couple of hours later.
Sullivan forwarded the e-mail on to Clinton several hours later. “Worth a read. This guy is very thoughtful,” he wrote. “Who does he work for now?” Clinton asked. “Us,” Sullivan wrote back.
“Is he in NEA [Near Eastern Affairs] currently? Or was he in Embassy? I was surprised that he used a personal e-mail account if he was at State,” Clinton replied.
This latest example of Clinton’s craven behavior should serve to prove to the media and Hillary’s rabid defenders that she did indeed know and understand the rules dealing with government emails. She wasn’t an unwitting lawbreaker – she was purposefully breaking countless government regulations and maybe even a few federal laws. So, can we expect the Obama Justice Department to begin the process of bringing her up on charges anytime soon?
Let’s just say, I won’t be holding my breath.