has taken the opportunities that fell into her lap, e.g., her playboy husband became Governor of Arkansas and then President, and ably used them to advantage, e.g., a Senate seat, almost the Presidency, and now SecState. As the First Lady of Arkansas, she played the role required of her: she laundered bribes for her husband. That is what Whitewater was about. That was her role at the Rose Law Firm: she would collect and launder the payoffs. She "made" a fortune in cattle futures, right? OK, when will you pay me for that bridge? (Note: The GOP was too stupid to explain the Whitewater affair, and accepted the media line that it was "too complicated" for the public to understand. My Foreign Service friends and I who had spent years in places where that was the role of the First Lady figured it out instantly.)It, therefore, came as no surprise to see Whitewater on steroids happen, again. This time, however, we see Bill Clinton acting as the bag man. While his wife, Hillary, served as SecState, Ex-POTUS Bill, collected huge sums for speeches from a variety of foreign organizations, all with the rubber-stamp OK of the State ethics people. The Clinton marriage is a business and political partnership unlike any other we have seen in recent American politics. It is the American version of the Putin-Medvedev back-and-forth. It also comes as no surprise to see the muted reaction from most of the MSM.
In a further development underlining how the Clinton machine operates above the law, or off-the-books, we now see that the pant-suited SecState had her own very private email server installed at her house. She used this system to send and receive emails, apparently including official ones, and never bothered to use a State email address. This was a blatant attempt to avoid FOIA by hiding her correspondence from official records, and, most important, to hide her disastrous actions and inactions on major events--e.g., Libya, Egypt, Benghazi, Fast and Furious--and a violation of all sorts of laws and regulations on the security of communications.
This is a SecState with zero accomplishments except hiding that she has zero accomplishments.
EVEN the otherwise docile and compliant NY Times noted that,
As State Department lawyers sifted last summer through a new batch of documents related to the Benghazi attacks, they repeatedly saw something that caught their attention: emails sent to and from a personal account for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The lawyers, according to current and former State Department officials, were working to respond to a request from a specially appointed House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Libya. But they noticed that among the 15,000 documents they examined, there were no emails to or from an official departmental account for Mrs. Clinton.Folks, this is a big deal. Any Foreign Service or Civil Service Officer who did anything similar would have run afoul immediately of the Department of State Security guys. Career termination and even criminal charges would have been very real possibilities. That Hillary Clinton was able to get away with this for the duration of her tenure is an outrage. Heads need to roll at State over this, and Hillary should give up her White House ambitions--yeah, right . . .
Hillary Clinton is a crook. There, I've said it. She is a crook. To conduct her crookedness, she relies on the compliance of a tight circle of sycophants, low information supporters, and the cowardly and complicit media.