March 1, 2016

Clinton Aide Continues Smear Campaign Against State Inspector General

Hillary Clinton’s smear campaign against the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick is back in action. The Inspector General’s only crime is having the temerity to actually try to hold Clinton accountable for her shady actions. Yet, that’s not stopping Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta from questioning his integrity.

Podesta wants the world to believe that the Linick is a tool of Republicans, leaving aside the fact that he was directed by Secretary Kerry to look into Clinton’s email scandal and appointed twice by President Obama.

Those facts aren’t stopping Podesta from saying there are “serious questions” about the Linick’s independence:

“’This person’s account is highly troubling, and is cause to ask serious questions about the independence of this office,’ Podesta said of the source.”

Just like they didn’t stop campaign spokesman Brian Fallon from attacking Linick in January using the same charges as Podesta:

“’But the inspector general isn’t a Republican,’ anchor Alisyn Camerota interrupted. ‘Actually, I think this was a very coordinated leak yesterday,’ Fallon responded.”

Inspector Generals exist to hold powerful politicians like Hillary Clinton accountable. It’s extraordinarily troubling that her campaign, instead of allowing the process to play out, is launching a PR campaign to smear public officials and our government’s accountability processes.