According to a new report in The Washington Examiner, the private email server the FBI confiscated from Hillary Clinton…may not have been the only one. They cite a conversation they had with Clinton’s network provider, Platte River Networks, earlier in the month. At that time, a Platte River representative told The Examiner that it had moved Clinton’s data from the original private server in 2013. This would have been shortly after she left the State Department.
And therein lies the problem. Because according to the Clinton campaign, her people didn’t go through the server to delete personal emails until this past January. This doesn’t jibe with what Platte River associates said earlier, claiming that “no useful data” would have remained on the original server. When did these email deletions actually take place?
There is something dark going on here, possibly far worse than even Clinton’s most vibrant accusers have pondered. Well, perhaps not, because there have been some pretty wild theories. But that’s the point! This thing stinks, and there is something undeniably rotten at the core. Clinton looks like a deer caught in the headlights every time a reporter confronts her about this story. Nixon, say what you will, had the kind of inner confidence to lie with conviction. Hillary’s husband, come to think of it, might be an even better example. She ought to work on her finger-point-to-the-camera technique. “What? With a cloth?” just doesn’t have the same hell-splitting authority as “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” You gotta sell it, Hillary!
You almost have to feel sorry for the Democrats. They started printing up the Hillary 2016 banners before the final tally was in on Romney-Obama. There has never been the slightest indication that another man or woman would emerge the Democratic candidate. Clinton’s laborious “will she or won’t she” drama lacked any suspense whatsoever; she wanted that sweet, sweet place in the history books. And now…the DNC is just kinda…stuck with her. With every passing day, fewer and fewer Americans are buying the “it’s just a political smear campaign” explanation. No, anyone who has watched Clinton speak to these allegations can tell: there’s something there.
Saddled with an unpopular president and an extremely irritated populace, the Democrats are going to have a tough time finding a viable Hillary replacement before the primaries. Bernie Sanders? Not a chance. Joe Biden? Gee, what do you think. There have even been rumblings about a Michelle Obama candidacy, which would be a dream come true. Republicans could run Josh Duggar and still win.
But despite all of what we know and see, it really looks like it’s going to still be Hillary. And that’s where you start to lose some of that sympathy for the Democrats. Wouldn’t it be more honorable to throw your support behind someone not currently under federal investigation?
Guess that’s too much to ask.