If Hillary Clinton thought the usually compliant press was going to let her evade the subject of her hiding official emails and highly classified information on her personal server, she was sadly disappointed by Chuck Todd on Meet The Press.
Hillary Clinton struggled Sunday with another round of questioning about her e-mail practices as secretary of state, saying she had no input into which of her messages were made public and little control over the controversy.
Clinton, whose lead for the Democratic presidential nomination
is shrinking in some national polls, said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that her attorneys decided without her assistance which e-mails from the private server she used while at the State Department were business-related and would be made public. She expressed frustration the controversy hasn’t abated despite her explanations.
“It is like a drip, drip, drip and that’s why I said there’s only so much that I can control,” she said in her second interview on a Sunday news show in two weeks. “I can’t predict to you what the Republicans will come up with, what charges and claims they might make. I have no control over that.”
Deny everything. Admit nothing. Blame others. Make counter-accusations.
Clinton seems to be under the misapprehension that someone, somewhere is going to believe that David Kendall and his staff a) didn’t know who David Petraeus was and b) that they are going to take the fall for this fiasco. She also seems to think the Sergeant Schultz defense will work if nothing else does:
Clinton said she doesn’t know whether the FBI, which is examining her server, will find business-related e-mails that weren’t among a batch of about 55,000 turned over to the State Department. She said she had left it to her lawyers to vet the e-mails.
“I wanted them to be as clear in the process as possible,” she said. “I didn’t want to be looking over their shoulder.”
She went on to claim that it was ‘ridiculous’ to think that she’d used a private email server and erased tens of thousands of emails because she wished to evade FOIA requests. This claim is so specious that one questions whether Hillary is in the early stages of age-related dementia.
Whether the digging into the story is the result of a left-wing press terrified of Clinton going into a presidential campaign with a time bomb strapped to her more-than-ample ass or a press that simply wants a horse race in the Democrat primary the end result of this will be the same. By Hillary spending extended time telling multiple variations of her email story, her reputation as a congenital liar will be firmly locked into the public consciousness by the time November rolls around.