Fletcher: Your Honor, I object!
Judge Stevens: And why is that, Mr. Reid?
Fletcher: Because it’s devastating to my case.
Liar Liar 1997
The Hillary Clinton campaign is not very happy with Judicial Watch: (emphasis in original)
No, because you have to remember Judicial Watch is a partisan group that has been suing Democrats, me in particular, for twenty years. Anything that they can sue over to create partisan advantage, they do. The facts are very clear here. I did turn over all work-related e-mails in an effort to help the State Department make sure that their records were complete. And those are the facts. Now that doesn’t mean I will ever convince these partisans who are, you know, trying to make all sorts of allegations. But I think the American people understand that.
Alas poor Hillary that’s her whole problem, the American people understand this scandal completely:
The American people, because have friends or family either have worked in government or know someone who has, understand there are rules about handling government and classified documents.
The American People, because they use email and smart phones on a regular basis, understand you can have more than one email account go to a phone.
The American People, because they use thumb & memory drives that can hold dozens of gigs of data and see them for sale in the checkout lines of any Walmart or Staples, understand how easy it is to get a thumb drive for backup
The American People, because they and their children do it themselves with camera cards and thumb drives, understand it only take seconds to give the command to copy even 50,000 emails files from a folder to an external drive and just minutes for such a copy to complete.
The American People, because they have home printers, understand it takes hours or days to print out 50,000 pages of emails.
The American People, because they search for music, emails and pictures every day, understand the difference between searching a thumb drive vs leaving through 50,000 pages of email.
The American People, because they are not stupid, understand when you finally turn over email servers that the FBI has requested, and it turns out to be as her lawyer put it ” blank”, it’s not a coincidence.
That the rub, many political scandals involve complicated rules and laws that the American people either do not understand or have no interest in understanding that’s why a clever pol with the media behind them can usually get away with things.
This scandal however involves things that most Americans work with every day. They don’t need it explained to them, which is why when the American people see Hillary lawyering up or try to explain away this scandal, they understand she is lying to their faces.
Democrat operatives understand this too, that’s why they are, as the Hill put it in in near panic mode:
“I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.”
That’s the problem for the Democrats, they are losing credibility because the American People understand.
Update: The American people may not understand the intricacies of 18 USC 1924
For purposes of 18 USC 1924, that’s irrelevant; the server was put in place by Hillary Clinton, owned by her, and located in her house. If any classified material went through it, Hillary Clinton is as legally responsible for retaining it illegally as her aides would have been for transmitting it, and just the retention is a crime. But if Hillary didn’t send or receive it, who did? No wonder Huma’s lawyering up, although she might want to rethink the idea of keeping a former Clinton aide on the team.
but they understand than when you lawyer up, it’s not because things are going well.
Update 2: Something else the American People likely get:
Every security expert I know of has said it’s a virtual certainty the Chinese and Russians both gained access to her server and all her emails. From what I know about their capabilities, I’d agree.
What’s really amazing about that statement is there are people who know and understand this, yet still want her in the White House.
Update 3: Old Friend NeoNeocon explains my last line from update 2 in answer to my post:
One of those three stated at the outset that Hillary was way too moderate for her and she was a Sanders supporter anyway. Another shrugged and said that Hillary was being framed by Republicans who were always making stuff up about her and were out to get her. I asked her what she would think, however, if the charges turned out to be true, and she answered that everybody does it and it’s no big deal. When I asked her if she worried about national security considerations, she didn’t seem to think that was any big deal or anything unusual. She then explained that she herself has two email addresses, one for work and one for personal use, and sometimes she makes an error and sends something official on her personal email. She was likening Hillary’s actions to her own—just a careless, understandable error. When I pointed out that Hillary had a much higher level of responsibility, she didn’t seem to think so, or if so it just didn’t concern her.
She talked to four people on the subject, and the final tally?
So we have one out of four who even seems to care about the emails or find them the least bit alarming. Not a great record, and I bet it’s representative.
I bet she’s right. Many of our friends on the left do not want to oppose Hillary. If you are looking for an excuse to dismiss something you’re going to find it.
Update 4: This is not a bug it’s a feature
By having cleaned the hard disk on which all of the important activity took place, Clinton could well have impeded the FBI’s investigation, and thereby rendered it impossible for the federal government to learn what she has been up to.
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