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]
February is the month Republicans in Congress chose to challenge President Barack Obama’s unilateral immigration amnesty.
Instead of holding up the entire federal budget two months ago, GOP leaders decided to pass two bills – one to fund most of the bureaucracy for the next year, another to prop up the Department of Homeland Security only until March 2015.
Originally, the idea was to prohibit the president from spending any money on amnesty, deferred action and whatever other extra-legal devices he could employ to effectively legalize millions of illegal immigrants.
The problem was…
"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]