This Friday dump of bad email news for Hillary stinks to high heaven, but the word is getting out despite the best efforts of her campaign, the FBI, and ABC News to cover it up. Because it’s just that bad.
For example, this, from a perfectly headlined Daily Beast article:
A laptop containing a copy, or “archive,” of the emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server was apparently lost—in the postal mail—according to an FBI report released Friday. Along with it, a thumb drive that also contained an archive of Clinton’s emails has been lost and is not in the FBI’s possession.
They lost Email in the REAL mail. That takes talent. Skill. Incompetence. Carelessness.
And it comes with potential consequences:
The archives on the laptop and thumbdrive were constructed by Clinton aides in 2013, using a convoluted process, before her emails were turned over to State Department officials and later scrubbed to determine which ones had classified information and should either be withheld from public view or could be released with redactions. The archive of messages would contain none of those safeguards, potentially exposing classified information if it were ever opened and its contents read.
She just can’t compromising the security of classified material. Add this to the 13 (or more) devices on which she accessed private email, many of which were “misplaced” according to the FBI documents. Add that information to the fact that she “didn’t think about” whether plans for a drone strike should be considered classified information. And then add all that to the fact that she started scrubbing evidence and witholding information from the FBI after the news of her private server broke and AFTER she stated publicly how very super much she wanted to share her email with the public.
What does that add up to? A terrible candidate. Or, you know, a criminal.