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]
As they say, history may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.
Sixty-nine years ago this week, one august foreign leader widely admired in the United States delivered a historic speech to an American audience, sounding the alarm against a looming malevolent regime.
This week, another august foreign leader also widely admired in the United States echoed the same wisdom before an American audience.
The first occurred on March 5, 1946, when Winston Churchill delivered his immortal "Iron Curtain" speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
"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]