At least Richard Nixon never burned the White House tapes.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, wiped clean the private e-mail server at the heart of her current scandal. So says Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who heads the House Select Committee on Benghazi. And she did it after Congress and the State Department issued subpoenas for her e-mails.
Seems she learned from her time as a lawyer for the Watergate committee: The only safe way to keep potential evidence from investigators is to destroy it.
Now the nation can never get to the bottom of Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server for her entire time as secretary of state.
Yes, she had her own people hand over hundreds of pages of e-mails that they selected. Her lawyers claim this complies with the subpoenas. Will Gowdy & Co. accept it? The Clinton camp already has its tried-and-true “old news, let’s move on” chant ready to roll.
Meanwhile, a kindly hacker has revealed another Nixonian trick in HillaryWorld.
Clinton had a private intelligence operation running under longtime family hatchetman Sidney Blumenthal — whom the Obama White House had blocked from working at State.