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]
Here’s a basic fact about modern American politics: a diverse party is a successful party. This isn’t diversity as measured by race, gender or any of the other variables characteristic of identity politics; it’s diversity of ideas.
When Democrats lose elections, there’s always carping about the fact that their candidates were just “GOP lite.” Similarly, when Republicans go down to defeat, there is often grumbling about the fact that not enough “true conservatives” were running. Both sides are deluding themselves.
There isn’t a majority of…
"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]