August 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton Turning DOJ Investigation Into A Joke Seen As Another Mistake

At the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding dinner on Friday, Hillary Clinton joked about the F.B.I. investigation into her private email server. ”By the way you may have seen I recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves.”

The Clinton campaign is trying to turn an investigation by Obama’s Justice Department into another “vast right-wing conspiracy,” and continues to claim that this is an issue that voters don’t care about. However, the media quickly debunked these claims:

MSNBC’s Morning Joe spent several minutes railing against Hillary Clinton’s excuses for being above the law.

Joe Scarborough said about Clinton’s remark, “I’m in pain for a lot of different reasons. First of all, it’s just so canned, it’s just so prepackaged, it’s just so add two drops of water and the flower sprouts into a joke. But also making light of this, at a time when your own campaign, according to press reports, is starting to panic because they don’t know when this FBI investigation goes. Where the number of classified emails jumps up from four to sixty, allegedly, based on news reports.”

Former DNC Chair Ed Rendell said about Clinton’s Snapchat joke, “I wouldn’t tell a joke about it. I am not sure that was the right thing to do.”

The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty on Morning Joe said, “It’s impossible to say this is just a partisan witch-hunt. She was saying that about the Benghazi investigation on the Hill. You can not say that when the FBI is involved and when the Department of Justice, as we reported on Friday, has assigned the same prosecutor who prosecuted David Petraeus to this case.”

Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin reported that voters in Iowa do care about Hillary Clinton’s private email server:

 “When she told me that joke, there were people around me who gasped because it’s not a joking matter for a lot of people. She said here at the fair, when she had press availability, real voters don’t talk to her about this, they never bring it up. Well you know what, Joe, real people never bring up to me that I need to lose some weight, they never tell me that. They might talk about it to other people, but they never say it to me. I will tell you, here in Iowa, talking to people at the fair, talking to elite Democrats, they bring her e-mails up to me. Extraordinary high degree, high frequency of people saying, ‘what’s the deal?’ It’s why Joe Biden, I think, why maybe Al Gore and others are saying, do we have a problem here? Are we heading towards nominating someone by consensus who has this big problem? I have never in my career dealt with a presidential campaign who’s as unresponsive to basic questions. Governor Rendell said, turn over the server. That’s not the only issue. There’s lots of facts that they won’t respond to on a daily basis. You can ask them every day, what are the answers to these questions, at a time when people want transparency; she’s still an extraordinarily strong candidate, she’s a great public servant. She’s, I think, right now, the most likely person to be elected president, but she is not dealing with this issue. And between the FBI and the Congressional investigations, this is not only not going away, but it shouldn’t go away on the substance, and voters do care about it.”

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said, “In a way, [it] reminds me of the Nixon tapes, thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his, that he was not gonna get them. Hillary Clinton initially took that position.”

ABC News reported on Sunday that it is “highly likely” that a backup private server does exist.

This just adds to the ever-growing list of examples that show why Americans can’t and don’t trust Hillary Clinton.