The Clinton campaign is relying heavily on so-called “Democratic strategists” and “campaign advisers” to bluster that former Secretary Clinton has turned over 30,000 emails and that she “wants these emails released quickly.” But Mrs. Clinton’s growing list of co-conspirators are just collaborating in the “big lie.” Back in the day, as a regular talking head, I attended dozens and dozens of tiresome briefings and received thousands of talking points to guide me in speaking as a “Republican strategist” on behalf of the GOP cause. But no one ever expected me to go out there and say black was white or be complicit in a lie. I don’t want to seem sanctimonious, and I certainly did my fair share of partisan spinning – but at least it was in furtherance of a party aspiration or a government policy. I was never expected to provide personal cover for someone who refused to act lawfully.
But for Hillary and Bill Clinton, helping out with the covers-ups is part of the arrangement. The Clinton loyalists willingly throw up smokescreens to protect the Clintons, no matter what the truth is. There is no question that Hillary Clinton should be held accountable for all the emails she sent as Secretary of State and how they were stored and later disposed of – not just the ones that she wants the government and the public to know about. If a lesser State Department employee had done what she did, they would most likely be prosecuted and they almost certainly would have been fired and lost their security clearance if they had one. Well, does Hillary Clinton still have a security clearance? Should she lose it? What is the process in place to decide this? Are Members of Congress going to start asking questions about her emails, unrelated to Benghazi?