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NY Times Report Debunks Severity of Emailgate With Classic Clintonian Wordsmithing

March 4, 2016

Hillary may dodge consequences, but she will never escape the implications of her misconduct.

For a year now, the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s misuse of email when she was secretary of state has dogged her presidential campaign. As I’ve explained in this column, contrary to her denials, Ms. Clinton’s use of a personal, unclassified server for government business raises serious questions for our national security—and for her fitness to be our next commander-in-chief.

Things got worse for Ms. Clinton this week regarding EmailGate, just as she got significantly closer to clinching her party’s nomination for the presidency by triumphing on Super Tuesday. That big political win was marred by the news that Brian Pagliano, Ms. Clinton’s former contract IT staffer, has reached a deal with the Department of Justice for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony. Since Mr. Pagliano set up her private email server of bathroom infamy at Ms. Clinton’s Chappaqua, N.Y., home in 2009 and is presumably privy to many details of how she circumvented U.S. laws and norms regarding proper use of email and IT systems, his cooperation with DoJ cannot be considered anything but bad news for the Clinton campaign.

By now, including a dump just last week, the State Department has released 30,068 emails—per court order—that passed through Ms. Clinton’s personal email between 2009 and 2013, when she was the boss at Foggy Bottom. Of those “unclassified” documents, 2,115 (about 14 percent) have been judged to be classified with about 22 at the Top Secret level, 65 at the Secret Level, and the remaining 2,200-plus, the vast majority, at the Confidential level, the lowest classification in the U.S. Government.

Read the rest at the New York Observer

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