The saga surrounding Hillary Clinton’s ever-evolving story on what exactly happened to all of her emails while she served as secretary of state has taken yet another turn this week.
At this point, it’s hard to keep up with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s account on her private email address and server she utilized during her State Department tenure. In late 2014, Clinton admits that she deleted roughly 30,000 emails that she deemed to be of a personal nature. Since then, Clinton has made conflicting statements on the content of those emails. In early 2015, Clinton attempted to justify the use of a private address and server, citing “convenience,” claiming she never sent or received classified information.
After launching her presidential campaign, the claim that she never sent or received classified information evolved into the claim that nothing was marked classified at the time and subsequently devolved into remarks over wiping her server “with a cloth.”
We now know that Clinton emailed her deputy chief of staff in November 2010 stating her desire to get a new email address or device so that not everything would be “accessible.” But accessible to whom?
The only thing that has been consistent about Hillary Clinton’s story regarding how and why she used a private email server and address as secretary of state is that it has consistently changed.
The latest twist in the scandal of Clinton’s email server that never had classified information — or, sorry, information that was marked classified at the time it was sent or received — is that Clinton was well aware that Congress or the State Department might come calling for those emails.
Clinton sent an email to her deputy chief of staff stating that she did not want some of her emails to be “accessible,” presumably to Congress or to the State Department itself. That email helped form the basis of a scathing inspector general report that found Clinton violated rules.
Now, we know that Clinton did not hand over that email to State Department investigators, proving that Clinton violated her sworn statement that she handed over all of her emails. Her inability to hand over this email could also provide more evidence that she violated the Espionage Act by allowing national defense information to be “lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed” through gross negligence.
“While this exchange was not part of the approximately 55,000 pages provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton, the exchange was included within the set of documents Ms. Abedin provided the department in response to our March 2015 request,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby in a statement to the Associated Press.
Don’t expect Democratic voters to be turned off by these latest revelations, however. Even Clinton’s most thoroughly debunked lies — such as her tale of being fired on by Bosnian snipers — have done little to dampen support from the Democratic sheeple.