Baffle ‘Em With Bullshit


Any good lawyer can deceive without lying. So can the media.

Here’s ABC:

Justice Dept. Affirms Clinton Could Delete Personal Emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had the right to delete personal emails from her private server, the Justice Department told a federal court.

Lawyers for the government made the assertion in a filing this week with the U.S. District Court in Washington, part of a public records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that seeks access to Clinton’s emails.

Clinton, the former secretary of state and front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, has been dogged by questions about her use of a private email account for government business.

She has said that she sent and received about 60,000 emails during her four years in the Obama administration, about half of which were personal and deleted. The others were turned over to the State Department.

The FBI has been investigating the security of Clinton’s email setup, which she said she used as a matter of convenience. She has since acknowledged that her use of a private email server to conduct government business was a mistake and apologized this week.

Clinton asserts that she had the right under government rules to decide which emails were private and to delete them. This week’s filing puts the Justice Department’s approval on Clinton’s claim.

“There is no question that former Secretary Clinton had authority to delete personal emails without agency supervision — she appropriately could have done so even if she were working on a government server,” attorneys from the Justice Department’s civil division wrote.

OMG! Hillary is innocent? The Justice Department has cleared her of wrongdoing? Emailgate is debunked?

Uh, no, but don’t be surprised if the Hillshills make that claim.

There has never been any question that Hillary had the right to delete personal emails. The issues are whether she deleted any official emails and/or whether she violated the law by sending or receiving classified information on her private server.

Here’s the kicker:

Judicial Watch had requested a court order from the judge to ensure that Clinton’s emails were being preserved. But the Justice Department said there was no need for such an order given that Clinton had the right to delete personal emails and that those messages are not subject to the public records law.

The government said Judicial Watch had presented no evidence to suggest Clinton had mistakenly or intentionally deleted government records instead of personal emails, and said “government agencies are not required to take steps to recover deleted material based on unfounded speculation that responsive information had been deleted.”

The Justice Department brief argues that “there is no legal basis in the (Freedom of Information Act) for requesters to obtain employees’ personal records and, therefore, there is no legal basis for the court to order the State Department to preserve, or to take steps to preserve, the personal records of the former secretary or any other current or former federal employee.”

How can you find evidence of wrongdoing if you refuse to look for it?


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25 Responses to Baffle ‘Em With Bullshit

  1. votermom says:

    This is knd of how the Iran Nuclear inspections are gonna be too.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Nope. Not Hillary, ever, ever. Ms. Carly is so much more qualified. If Edge is peeking in, not Hillary, ever, EVER. 😉

  3. Dora says:

    I think Dr. Carson seriously undermined his candidacy with this answer.

    GOP candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn’t have shot Michael Brown

  4. 49erDweet says:

    This statement from DOJ does alter the common meme that Bronco has green-lighted her slow twisting-in-the-wind public demise. Strange. What’s the angle?

    • lizzy says:

      If they really go after the emails they will undoubtedly find incriminating stuff about the administration or if Hillary gets sufficiently pissed she will spill the beans. As much time as they have spent covering stuff up there is plenty to come out.

  5. helenk3 says:

    does anyone remember when we had a department of JUSTICE not a taxpayer funded dept of enabling democratic crime?

  6. helenk3 says:

    why rich muslim states won’t accept syrian refugees

    so what is the reason that we should?

  7. gumsnapper says:

    She did delete emails having to do with government business. Sidney Blumenthal turned over his emails in which he and Hillary discussed various foreign policy issues and wherein he advised her on such issues.

  8. votermom says:

    OT speaking of emails:
    So kid the younger is supposed to sell yankee candle stuff for their school Nutcracker production.
    They can do it online now. It’s annoying that they don’t just give me a link to give out, instead I have to enter the person’s email in their website.

  9. helenk3 says:

    I am watching Judge Jeanine and using every word I ever learned on the railroad. some blond bimbo defending clinton, laughing about Benghazi, it is every body but clinton is wrong about the e-mails
    you can not fix stupid

  10. 1539days says:

    A certain PUMA blog had the argument that Hillary Clinton had the right as Secretary of State to delete any e-mails she wanted and not turn any over. If a Hillary supporter feels that way now, why don’t they like Obama? He does the same shit.

  11. smile says:

    On the Golf channel, they are re-airing a 2012 interview of Trump by Feherty on 9/15/15 Tue and 9/16/15 Wednesday evenings. Should be interesting if you want to catch it. I just saw the ad – it looked like Trump was showing his charming side.

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