Suddenly, Democrats across America are asking themselves today: “Ugh, do we really want to do THIS for the next two years? Again?”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who political pundits for months – years even – have deemed the de facto Democratic presidential nominee, has plunged into a pair of downright Clintonian scandals that threaten to dash her hopes to win the White House in 2016.
“This is real, and this is serious,” said an official in the Democratic Party, who asked to go unnamed. “She’s been untouchable for years – popularity numbers through the roof – but this, uh, this is, well, this is bad.”
Hard on the heels of reports that the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, with assets of nearly $250 million, has taken massive donations from foreign governments, explosive news emerged that the former Secretary of State did not have a government e-mail account and used her personal account instead.
But wait, there’s more: She has her own Internet server — in her house. Her web domain is registered to one Eric Hoteham — who may or may not exist. The registrant for her domain? Perfect Privacy — a company that specializes in hiding an owner’s identity.
Supporters have leapt to her defence. They say the Foundation’s donations, from countries like Qatar and Algeria, aren’t illegal because she isn’t officially a presidential candidate yet. And they argue that using a private email account – when federal law requires government accountability and transparency – isn’t “technically illegal.”