We've spent several posts documenting Hillary Clinton's known, provable lies about her improper and national security-endangering secret email scheme. MSNBC's Morning Joe condensed her falsehoods into one damning segment, juxtaposing Hillary's on-camera assertions with evidence disproving her claims. It's thorough and excellent:
Joe and the crew marvel at the fact that Hillary is still repeating the false statement that all of the classified materials that passed through her private server were retroactively deemed to be classified -- already a departure from her initial claim was that zero classified materials passed through that server. But as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have reported, that's just not true. Of the 40 emails examined by independent Obama administration Inspectors General at the State Department and CIA, fully ten percent of them included classified content -- that was classified at the time. Via Ed Morrissey, Mark Halperin rightly focuses attention on the most serious element of Mrs. Clinton's email scandal -- namely, national security breaches:
It matters in terms of security. If there was classified information in there — Secretary [Clinton] says there wasn’t, the Inspectors General say there was — and that got hacked into in the private server, that is a huge breach of her responsibilities. That to me is where the story’s going. Will the FBI investigate the question of was there a security breach on the private server, or on the outside server, the outside vendor that — the Clintons switched their information — making sure that there was no security breach. And they’ve not addressed that one bit.
That's why these Inspectors General referred this matter to the Justice Department and the FBI. They are deeply concerned that untold quantities of government secrets were accessed by foreign governments and hostile parties through Clinton's egregiously under-secured server. Why would she construct such a risky and reckless scenario? The "one device" convenience excuse has been blown to pieces, so what's really going on? MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell spoke with experts who can only draw one conclusion:
MITCHELL: I was at a security conference speaking to intelligence officials on all sides, and to the Attorney General, and we’ll talk about that later. But nobody can give an explanation for why a Cabinet Secretary would have a private e-mail system, other than to thwart inquiries, FOIAs, and someone who had spent 20 years fighting off many investigations, many of which were unwarranted and many of which led nowhere, and so you understand the defensive approach that a lot of Clinton people were in. But it still doesn’t explain why going from the Senate into a Cabinet level position there was a private e-mail system.
Put bluntly, she violated the rules and endangered national security for the sole and explicit purpose of avoiding accountability and transparency, for her own political purposes. And she's been lying about it ever since. One of those lies is that she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department, which has been demonstrated to be flat-out false. She destroyed tens of thousands of emails without any oversight. What is she hiding?