I run into a whole lot of people who claim to be liberal or progressive that absolutely hate Hillary Clinton. Often, you can’t see any difference between their talking points about her, and that of the right-wing campaign that has been going on for decades.
Bernie Bros, Stein sycophants, and the GOP all love to preach that she is corrupt and should be in jail. Many of them share the same crazy conspiracy stories involving people they claim she had killed, etc. After countless investigations and 25 years, you’d think that if there was anything, it would have come to light and have been prosecuted by now.
Except there is nothing beyond being careless with email security. When you think about it, the DNC was hacked and the Russians meddled in our election, but nothing happened with her private email server. In retrospect, it might have been the smarter move, and it wasn’t against the State Department’s rules at the time.
What she did was not illegal, although it wasn’t necessarily in the interests of full transparency.
There was not an explicit, categorical prohibition against federal employees using personal emails when Clinton was in office, said Daniel Metcalfe, former director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy, where he administered implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. High-level officials like Clinton need the flexibility to sometimes use a personal email, such as responding to a national security emergency in the middle of the night.
So it seems she didn’t break a rule simply by using a personal email to conduct business. Rather, by using personal emails exclusively, she skirted the rules governing federal records management, Cox said. (Politifact)
Donald Trump made a big deal about Hillary’s emails during his campaign, even though his son and other people connected to him were in collusion with Russian officials.
On Tuesday morning, after being told that The Times was about to publish the content of emails setting up a meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, Donald J. Trump Jr. posted the email chain on Twitter, along with a comment.
The emails, from June 2016, are between Donald Trump Jr. and Rob Goldstone, a British-born former tabloid reporter and entertainment publicist. Mr. Goldstone told Donald J. Trump Jr. that he was writing on behalf of a mutual friend, one of Russia’s biggest pop music stars, Emin Agalarov. (NY Times)
There is concrete proof that Trump’s people were acting unethically, and possibly illegally, but nothing to back up any of the conspiracies involving Hillary Clinton that they were pushing.
One GOP operative who tried to get Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers committed suicide, but not before giving out the information on what he had attempted. This seems suspicious at first glance, but it turns out that Peter Smith was elderly and in poor health, not the victim of some conspiracy to shut him up.
As I’ve said before, the GOP has been after Hillary Clinton since 1992 when her husband was elected president. Rush Limbaugh and other conservative pundits have tried to connect her to every conspiracy story that they could, with no indictment or prosecution to show for their efforts. If there had been anything illegal that Hillary Clinton had done in her lifetime, it certainly would have been dug up by Russia and their friends in the Trump campaign.
Those are the entities with the most to gain by taking Hillary down, and they couldn’t prove a single thing. I didn’t support Secretary Clinton in the primaries, but I did vote for her in the general election, because I knew that Trump was dangerous for America.
I didn’t believe the conspiracy stories being peddled by the far-left and the GOP against Hillary, because they were bogus. Now that the election is over, I wish that Democrats would come together to fight Trump, instead of dwelling on the past. There is too much at stake, and the GOP will keep trying to exploit these old grudges to keep us divided.