Hillary Clinton has descended into self-parody in her latest denial of responsibility for her mishandling of sensitive emails.
Asked by John Harwood on CNBC about the matter, the Democratic frontrunner granted that she and her underlings at the State Department had been “sloppy” in the way they treated the documents. Thus, in classic Clinton fashion, she attempted to make it look like she was being the bigger person by “taking responsibility” but without actually allowing herself to be held accountable for her wrongdoing.
Indeed, she proceeded to deny that any of the emails currently under investigation were classified, an incredible enough claim, but one surpassed by her next one. Doubling down on her almost delusional perception of reality, the former Secretary of State stated that she has “been the most transparent politician in modern times as far I know,” a claim so false on it’s face that one is almost shocked that her host didn’t burst into laughter upon hearing it.
Indeed, Clinton’s claim would be hysterical if the reality of the matter wasn’t so serious. As other observers have made sure to note, Clinton went out of her way to delete at least 30,000 of her emails, claiming they were of a “personal nature.” That may or may not be true, but such a consideration should be irrelevant for someone as “transparent” as Hillary says she is:
“Clinton lauded her release of thousands of emails from the server, but she deleted 30,000 emails that she deemed of a personal nature from that server, and further denting her claim to be transparent is her continued refusal to release transcripts of her highly paid speeches to the financial industry.
Harwood also asked about the latest turn in the email scandal, in which the aide who set up her server received immunity from the government.
Harwood wondered if people should worry Clinton could be prosecuted.
‘No, not at all,’ Clinton said, chuckling. “’This is the same security review that has been going on since last spring. I’m happy that everybody now has been cooperating and giving information, because I think that will finally end this and show that only appropriate steps were taken. I know the Republicans are engaging in a lot of wishful thinking, but this is not anything people should be worried about.’”
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