10 Mar
2015
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Hillary Clinton, Teflon Queen

By Carrie Shemwell

One may question how Hillary can be a part of so many scandals, and yet, nothing sticks. Recently, the public found out that Hillary had been using a personal email account for official business while she was Secretary of State and conveniently it was through her own personal server. Of course, daily, there seems to be more and more information exposed that compounds the scandal.

Compared to previous Clinton scandals, this one seems light. The first scandal that comes to mind is Whitewater. That could be followed up by the death of Vince Foster, Travelgate, Filegate, the recent acceptance of money from foreign countries to the Clinton Foundation, at the same time the Secretary of State was arranging business contacts , and the list goes on. Throw in the affair that Bill Clinton had with Monica Lewinsky, and she has one heck of a scandal list.

Aside from the latest email scandal, another more recent one is Clinton’s involvement with Benghazi. The first reports on the attacks in Libya said that the reason behind them was a YouTube video. President Obama proceeded to say that it was just a bump in the road. Then we got the ever so famous line, “what difference does it make” from Hillary. Well, Hillary, to the House Select Committee (and the families that lost Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty) it makes quite more than just a “difference.”

On Wednesday, Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) who serves as Chairman on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, issued subpoenas for the emails that Clinton had pertaining to Benghazi. Rep. Gowdy stated, “I want the documents. Sooner rather than later.”

Hillary of course took to Twitter to say, “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they would review them for release as soon as possible.” Of course, this refers only to the 55,000 emails that Hillary has released thus far. Since these emails were from her personal server, we won’t know what we didn’t get. Obviously, the Clintons don’t have a great track record. The thing about owning your own domain is that whatever you delete is gone forever. AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.- any of those emails can stick around forever, even if you delete them.

To add to Emailgate, the grassroots group Veterans for a Strong America is preparing to sue the State Department. Back in July 2014, Veterans for a Strong America filed an FOIA request of Hillary’s emails and telephone log, but of course the FOIA never reached the emails from Hillary’s private server. This all circles back to wanting answers about Benghazi.

The hits just keep on coming for Hillary. A document was obtained by Fox News Channel’s Catherine Herridge that shows in 2011 Mrs. Clinton barred her state employees from using personal email accounts. Well how funny is that? Do as I say, not as I do. With all of this piling up, it sure makes Watergate look like child’s play.

Will this scandal finally stick? Considering the multitude of scandals that she has been involved in, this one has to top it off. Many presidential hopefuls (not just Republicans, but also Democrats) are crossing their fingers that this is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Elizabeth Warren is just waiting in the wings for another shoe to drop.

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