Clinton campaign and liberal media in full spin mode trying to extricate Hillary from her web of lies

The main question now:  What is Hillary working so hard to cover up?

Another true-blue American, just like Obama...I’m sure Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman Paul Podesta had no intention of proving that his boss was an inveterate liar, but that’s exactly what he did.

Ever since the Inspector General released his report last week that Hillary Clinton knowingly violated government rules on handling classified information, the Clinton campaign and their partners in the liberal media have been in full spin mode trying to extricate Hillary from mess she’s made.

Over the weekend Clinton’s campaign chair joined the effort by releasing a memo defending his corrupt boss from criticism. In the memo he goosesteps through the campaign talking points that Hillary’s people have been parroting for over a year now, adding new spin to the parts that have already been debunked. But then Podesta makes a mistake and accidentally reveals a huge hole in the Clinton story.

Had Secretary Clinton known of any concerns about her email setup at the time, she would have taken steps to address them. She believed she was following the practices of other Secretaries and senior officials.

What has also been missed in a lot of the discussion is that the report brings to light the longstanding and systemic problems in the government’s electronic recordkeeping systems.

Secretary Clinton believed her emails to and from officials on their state.gov accounts were automatically captured and preserved in the State Department’s electronic system.

It was not until the Department contacted her in 2014 that she learned this was not the case. And since then, she has taken unprecedented steps to ensure public access to her emails — providing the Department with all of her work-related emails, totaling 55,000 pages, and calling for their release.

So there are at least two problems for Clinton in this section of the memo, and I really just want to focus in on one that proves she has been lying to the media and to the American people.

First, there’s this:

Had Secretary Clinton known of any concerns about her email setup at the time, she would have taken steps to address them. She believed she was following the practices of other Secretaries and senior officials.

This is pure poppycock from Podesta. Thanks to the IG report we KNOW that concerns were raised about Clinton’s email use early on and instead of changing their practice – the Clinton team threatened anyone who raised the issue.

However, the bigger issue here is the LIE that Podesta uncovers for us here:

Secretary Clinton believed her emails to and from officials on their state.gov accounts were automatically captured and preserved in the State Department’s electronic system.

It was not until the Department contacted her in 2014 that she learned this was not the case.

That’s interesting. Again, the IG report found (and Podesta admitted) that the State Department made Clinton aware of the problems they were having capturing her emails in July of 2014. However, almost a year later while confronting the email scandal during a press conference at the United Nations, Clinton argued that she had begun deleting her own emails (and not handing them over to the State Department) because she believed that they had captured the vast majority of her work email!

Under the Federal Records Act, records are defined as reported information regardless of its form or characteristics, and in meeting the record keeping obligations it was my practice to email government officials on their state or other .gov accounts so that the emails were immediately captured and preserved.

Now, there are different rules governing the White House than there are governing the rest of the executive branch, and in order to address the requirements I was under, I did exactly what I have said. I emailed to people, and I not only knew, I expected that then to be captured in the State Department or any other government agency that I was emailing to at a .gov account.

Remember, she said this almost a year after learning that these things did not happen. And in between learning that her emails had not been captured and receiving the State Department’s request to have all of her emails… Clinton began deleting huge swaths of her emails and wiping the data from her private server.

Now, thanks to Podesta’s memo, we have concrete proof that Clinton lied during her U.N. Press Conference. The question that should immediately follow is this: if Clinton knew in July of 2014 that her emails had not been captured, then why, several months later when asked for those emails by the State Department, did she decide to wipe her server and delete her emails? Podesta’s memo doesn’t clear the situation up for the American people; it raises new and very disturbing questions.

All of the disclosures and evidence that have leaked throughout the course of this scandal point in the same direction. Hillary Clinton and her team were intentionally trying to cover up something (or many things), and once they were discovered covering their tracks – they immediately resorted to lying in an attempt to stave off justice.

Instead of asking whether or not Hillary Clinton belongs in prison (she does), we need to be asking… what in the world has she been working so hard to cover up?

 

[by Onan Coca, writing for EAGLE RISING]

 

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As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
612.239.0970

 

 

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