Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Drama Continues

    Now that the Justice Department has decided not to file charges, the State Department has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of e-mail. 

Clinton's response, during an Friday interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer:

     "It was a mistake for me to use personal email. And I regret that. I am certainly relieved and glad that the [FBI] investigation has concluded but I also know how important it is to make everybody understand that I would certainly not do that again."

As far as the State Department probe, Mrs. Clinton said, "I assume they will pursue whatever process they think is appropriate and I also assume that they will pay very close attention to what the findings were of the Justice Department investigation."

I'm sure that's what she's hoping for, at least.

Mrs. Clinton, who has said that she "never sent or received" classified information by e-mail, amended that on Friday. "I certainly did not believe that I received or sent any material that was classified."
    Considering that FBI Director Comey said point-blank that classified info WAS in some e-mails, that was probably smart.  (I am trying to understand how someone who was Secretary of State WOULDN'T think that classified material was in e-mail connected with her office.)

The State Department is making it clear they will not be hurried in this investigation. But they also seem firm that their concerns will not be brushed aside, either.

Stay tuned.

UPDATES:

Yes, Bernie Sanders did endorse Hillary Clinton for president.




Also --  Judicial Watch requested Hillary Clinton, as well as two others, to do a deposition. (e.g., 'depose.' I didn't know this verb meant anything but 'overthrow' before this.) This request predates the Justice Department's conclusion by at least a month, and is based on the State Department's audit in late May. The request has gone to a judge, who requires a response from Mrs. Clinton today (Wed the 13th). Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton had this to say:
    "It is no surprise that neither Hillary Clinton nor the Obama State Department agrees with our request to depose Mrs. Clinton.
     "What is notable is that the State Department finally admits that Clinton's practice of supposedly emailing other State officials using her non-state.gov account was not an "appropriate method of preserving federal records or making them available for searches under FOIA.
     "Second, it is both significant and disturbing that Hillary Clinton now asserts a private 'claim of right' over her non-state.gov email account, including any of the 55,000 pages of federal records she returned to the State Department. She further claims that these and other emails, including emails that may have contained classified information, have 'never been the property of or in the possession or control of the State Department.'"

The court hearing is tomorrow, the 14th. We'll see what happens. 



Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop.jpg
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