by NW Spotlight
There have only ever been two ships thought unsinkable: Titanic and Hillary Clinton’s coronation as the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee. The likelihood that both will have met a similar fate seems to be increasing daily.
FBI now has Hillary’s email server
The Washington Post reported earlier this week that “The e-mail server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton when she served as secretary of state was turned over to the FBI,” and “In addition to obtaining the old server, the FBI recently obtained a thumb drive in the possession of Clinton’s lawyer.” The FBI is interested in the server and the thumb drive because of “a referral from the intelligence community’s inspector general to the Justice Department in July.” Politico reports that “an inspector general found that Clinton had at least two ‘top secret’ emails stored on her unsecured computer network.” That inspector general is the U.S. intelligence community’s inspector general, Charles McCullough III.
For some perspective on how many of Hillary Clinton’s emails may have contained classified information, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza has some good information in a video he put out this week. It helps put those “two ‘top secret’ emails” in context.
Based on that information in the Washington Post, 10% of the 40 emails given to the IG by the State Dept contained classified information – and if that proportion held true for the 30,000 emails Hillary Clinton has turned over to the State Dept – that would mean 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails, stored on her private server, contained classified information. She has denied on multiple occasions sending classified emails from her private server while she was secretary of state – including denials in March and July of this year.
The Huffington Post reported in March that “It remains to be seen whether Clinton could be found to have violated the Espionage Act, a law that the Obama administration has used repeatedly against whistleblowers.”
Panic mode for Dems
In a piece titled Dems near Clinton panic mode, The Hill quoted a Democratic strategist: “I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second.” The Hill also reported “The slew of unimpressive poll numbers is exacerbating the situation. Some have shown slippage against her main left-wing rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Others have indicated her losing swing states against Republican opponents. Still others have revealed continuing weakness in her ratings on trustworthiness and favorability.”
This latest set of developments with Hillary Clinton’s private email server, coupled with her other scandals (Benghazi, Clinton Foundation, etc.) that are certain to get more attention as the campaign progresses, has led to the emergence of other candidates and potential candidates for the Democrats. Admittedly, the Dems will be scraping the barrel. As Florida U.S. Sen. Marco said during the first Republican presidential debate “God has blessed us. He’s blessed the Republican Party with some very good candidates. The Democrats can’t even find ONE!”
CNN reports that “that Sanders is overtaking Clinton in New Hampshire, winning the support of 44% of voters compared to 37% for [Hillary Clinton],” and that while Clinton still has a significant poll lead in Iowa, “Sanders outpaces Clinton when Democratic caucusgoers are asked who is more honest and the gap is narrowing when it comes to who would better handle the economy.” Earlier this week, CNN ran a lengthy segment on how rapper Lil B had switched his support from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders.
VP Joe Biden is exploring a 2016 run for president, a possibility Allen West discussed last week. West wrote about Elizabeth Warren as the possible Democrat party nominee for vice president – part of what West described as the “liberal progressive dream ticket.”
ABC, The Hill, USA Today and others are even reporting on exploration of an Al Gore run for president in 2016.