Being publicly proven a liar and a fool at the same time can’t be easy, but that’s what happened to Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
The Associated Press published a story proving the former secretary of wasn’t telling the truth when she claimed she used a private email account and private server to conduct public business as a matter of “convenience” to avoid using two separate devices.
As the emails obtained by the AP show, Clinton used her iPad as well as a Blackberry to send her emails, that’s the liar part.
That’s not all, though. The AP story notes that the State Department released a total of four emails in response to its request for documents relating to drone strikes and U.S. overseas surveillance programs over a four-year period. The secretary of state sent only four emails about the two most critical parts of the country’s war on terror in four years?
Even Elijah Cummings can’t believe that.
The fool part shows that the woman who would be president actually answered an email from her chief of staff that included a news account of a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan in 2011 with a question of her own — and one that appears to be about decorations.
Not only that, but the secretary of state of the United States not only didn’t always know not always know who she was emailing, she apparently wasn’t sure whether the emails she sent on her iPad were getting to anybody at all.
Maybe they weren’t. Maybe she really told Vladimir Putin Russia would face crippling economic sanctions if he went ahead with the invasion of the Crimea and he just never got the email.
Or maybe they were going to the wrong places. That Syrian civil war might never have gotten off the ground if the email Hillary sent to Bashar Assad hadn’t ended up at her florist by accident.
Somewhere in Chappaqua, N.Y., there’s probably a dry cleaner who still doesn’t know what masses revolting in Tunisia have to do with the creases in Bill’s trousers. (Or with that private island of teenage sex slaves brochure he found in the pocket.)
But this is the woman the Democrat Party has all but prostrated itself for.
A liar and a fool. It’s fitting.
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