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    Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    It just keeps getting worse for Hillary. Because the story first surfaced in the New York Times, I have wondered whether Obama campaign operators might be behind it, hoping to create space for Elizabeth Warren. Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley -- who would run to Clinton's left -- is also helped by the story. There are two links here because the Washington Post presented the stories together. That also suggests, perhaps, the motive behind pushing the story.

    Questions mount over Clinton’s use of e-mail

    Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Anne Gearan
    The former secretary of state says she wants the public to see her e-mails, but some Democrats are worried the controversy could damage her strength as a presidential candidate.

    "A congressional committee issued subpoenas Wednesday seeking information about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account for official business while she was secretary of state, setting up a potential legal clash with the presumptive Democratic front-runner for president.

    The move followed the revelation that Clinton had installed a private server at her New York home that allowed her, and not the State Department, to store her e-mail correspondence and later decide which ones to turn over as public records.
    The subpoenas, sent by the special House committee probing the fatal 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, reflected the angry response more broadly from Republican lawmakers and conservative watchdogs who said Clinton’s private e-mail system allowed her to evade scrutiny from investigations and legal proceedings. . . ."



    "Democratic activists in early presidential nominating states say that new controversies swirling around Hillary Rodham Clinton have made them more eager than ever for alternatives in 2016.

    The undercurrent of anxiety about Clinton’s vulnerabilities has grown in recent days with potentially damaging news of foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and the former secretary of state’s use of private email accounts to conduct official business.
    But as they survey the landscape, few Democrats see other credible contenders.
    “The problem is, there’s nobody out there who’s not Clinton who’s the equivalent of Barack Obama,” said Larry Drake, chairman of the Portsmouth Democrats in New Hampshire. “He was a fresh face ... and he gave great speeches and he turned out to be electable.”
    The angst among Democrats offers new evidence that opportunities remain for other candidates despite Clinton’s commanding lead in early polls. H. Boyd Brown, a member of the Democratic National Committee from South Carolina who supports former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, said Clinton will not wear well as Democrats are exposed to a continuing drumbeat of press scrutiny. . . ."
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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    People are feckin sick of her. The only thing that would mount Hillary are questions.










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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It just keeps getting worse for Hillary. Because the story first surfaced in the New York Times, I have wondered whether Obama campaign operators might be behind it, hoping to create space for Elizabeth Warren. Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley -- who would run to Clinton's left -- is also helped by the story. There are two links here because the Washington Post presented the stories together. That also suggests, perhaps, the motive behind pushing the story.

    Questions mount over Clinton’s use of e-mail

    Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Anne Gearan
    The former secretary of state says she wants the public to see her e-mails, but some Democrats are worried the controversy could damage her strength as a presidential candidate.

    "A congressional committee issued subpoenas Wednesday seeking information about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private e-mail account for official business while she was secretary of state, setting up a potential legal clash with the presumptive Democratic front-runner for president.

    The move followed the revelation that Clinton had installed a private server at her New York home that allowed her, and not the State Department, to store her e-mail correspondence and later decide which ones to turn over as public records.
    The subpoenas, sent by the special House committee probing the fatal 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, reflected the angry response more broadly from Republican lawmakers and conservative watchdogs who said Clinton’s private e-mail system allowed her to evade scrutiny from investigations and legal proceedings. . . ."



    "Democratic activists in early presidential nominating states say that new controversies swirling around Hillary Rodham Clinton have made them more eager than ever for alternatives in 2016.

    The undercurrent of anxiety about Clinton’s vulnerabilities has grown in recent days with potentially damaging news of foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and the former secretary of state’s use of private email accounts to conduct official business.
    But as they survey the landscape, few Democrats see other credible contenders.
    “The problem is, there’s nobody out there who’s not Clinton who’s the equivalent of Barack Obama,” said Larry Drake, chairman of the Portsmouth Democrats in New Hampshire. “He was a fresh face ... and he gave great speeches and he turned out to be electable.”
    The angst among Democrats offers new evidence that opportunities remain for other candidates despite Clinton’s commanding lead in early polls. H. Boyd Brown, a member of the Democratic National Committee from South Carolina who supports former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, said Clinton will not wear well as Democrats are exposed to a continuing drumbeat of press scrutiny. . . ."
    This just reminds people of the things they don't like about the Clintons:

    • They think the rules don't apply to them.
    • No transparency, always hiding something.
    • Shady financial deals all the time.
    • Greedy.
    • Arrogant.

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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    "I want the public to see my email," the potential 2016 presidential candidate said in a tweet. "I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible."
    The fact that she's tweeting a defense shows that she's worried about what questions she'll be asked and how she will answer them. Better to take a few days to strategize.

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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    She says she wants to release all of the emails, some 55,000(!) pages.

    It should be pretty easy to do so, just forward all of them to the official government email she was supposed to have been using.

    Or better yet, post them on Facebook.
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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    I don't get her Tweet.

    She's asking the State Department to release these Emails...

    From her private email server ? Shouldnt SHE release the Emails ??

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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I don't get her Tweet.

    She's asking the State Department to release these Emails...

    From her private email server ? Shouldnt SHE release the Emails ??
    That would be going against protocol, and you know Hillary... she does everything by the book.

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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I don't get her Tweet.

    She's asking the State Department to release these Emails...

    From her private email server ? Shouldnt SHE release the Emails ??
    According to the records law, she was required to give a paper copy or electronic copy of all emails to the State Department.

    In other words, they would only have records of the ones she gave them.

    Very convenient.

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    Re: Questions Mount Over Clinton's Use of E-mail

    Stick a fork in her 'cuz she's done.

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