Geraghty: Clinton Email Scandal Opened Door to Foreign Spies
Jim Geraghty of National Review writes in his “Morning Jolt” newsletter (subscription required) today that the scandal involving Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account to send and receive all of her official digital correspondence as Secretary of State is a real problem, not just another iteration of ‘gotcha politics.’
Among the many problems associated with Clinton’s use of a private account as her official email address – including, but not limited to, systematic evasion of federal record-keeping rules, thwarting of public FOIA requests, and irretrievably deleting potentially damaging messages – Geraghty points out a potentially even bigger concern.
“We don’t know if foreign intelligence services ever cracked the (apparently flawed) code and got to read…[more]
Is non-interventionism's record of success any better than that of American projection of power?
It's a question that must be confronted at a moment in which the globe appears progressively aflame, our 2016 presidential campaign begins to take form and foreign policy concerns increasingly dominate our political discourse.
In the aftermath of the Iraq and Afghan wars, of course, the American public, its political leaders and popular commentators remain understandably wary regarding projection of U.S. force, particularly "boots on the ground." As an unfortunate consequence…
"Hillary Clinton hasn't even begun her expected presidential candidacy, but already Americans are being reminded of the political entertainment they can expect. To wit, the normal rules of government ethics and transparency apply to everyone except Bill and Hillary. ...The real story here is that none of this is a surprise. This is how the Clintons roll. They're a political version of the old Peanuts…[more]