So, we now know that the Clinton campaign understood in real time that Hillary Clinton was lying about her private email server. According to campaign chairman John Podesta, Hillary lawyer David Kendall, former State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and former senior adviser Philippe Reines “sure weren’t forthcoming on the facts here.” One of Hillary’s friends, activist Neera Tanden, replied, “This is a Cheryl special. Know you love her, but this stuff is like her Achilles’ heel. Or kryptonite. She just can’t say no to this s***. Why didn’t they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy…I guess I know the answer. They wanted to get away with it.”
Tanden rightly pointed out that the Clinton campaign should have released all the emails immediately if they wanted to avoid scrutiny. But, as always, they hid the truth because they are pathological, paranoid liars.
And the lies extended up the chain.
According to an email from Mills, President Obama was fibbing when he said in 2015 that he learned about Hillary’s private emails “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.” Mills wrote, “We need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say state.gov.” Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, came out days after Obama’s fibbing, fibbing again: “The point that the president was making is not that he didn’t know Secretary Clinton’s email address – he did. But he wasn’t aware of the details of how that email address and that server had been set up, or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the Federal Records Act.”
Meanwhile, ABC News reports that the State Department still hasn’t gotten back to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on their request for records from months ago for emails concerning Hillary tech aide Bryan Pagliano. NARA informed the State Department on July 18 to explain why there were no Pagliano emails – he was obligated by law to turn over such emails. Three months later: nothing.
Hillary Clinton has used the government as her personal cover-up service for decades. She did it while she was in the White House with her charlatan husband, and she did it at the State Department. Is there any doubt that she would pervert the executive branch to her own purposes as president of the United States?