So, Why is That Whole Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Such A Big Deal?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Many of you that have only been casually following this story might be wondering just why the whole thing has completely consumed her candidacy. I mean it was just an email server and we all have email, right?

Well, it goes well beyond that and seems to be just the tip of the malfeasance iceberg in the latest scandal (read: illegal wrongdoing that in this case points to other legal wrongdoings) to plague the Clintons, who for some reason seem to ALWAYS be embroiled in scandal, dating back to the 1980’s.

  1. She willfully and knowingly mishandled highly classified U.S. State Department and CIA information.
  2. She has never fully come clean on why she even had a separate email server to begin with. Most, including myself, speculate that it was to preemptively cover up illegal activities involved with “pay to play” scheme where foreign governments and entities were contributing millions of dollars to The Clinton Foundation where that money was essentially laundered and then used to finance the Clinton’s lavish lifestyle and in return they received favorable treatment with U.S. foreign policy.
  3. In her zeal to hide from law and regulation, and her flouting of U.S. laws, she created one of the greatest security leaks of the last 25-years when her server was penetrated by at least one hostile foreign entity, and this goes back to Benghazi. Al Qaeda seems to have had SOME access to the information pointing out just how weak the annex’s security was.
  4. The scandal is now spreading and now implicates President Obama as it is known that he had prior knowledge of the existence of the ‘shadow server’ prior to his claiming that he only knew of it’s existence when the story hit the papers.
  5. Hillary’s email server compromise lead to other compromises that allowed an even greater penetration of the main secured State Department’s computer system.

Here is some light reading, that in a few moments, will bring you up to speed on just why this whole thing is so damn filthy.

Hillary’s Email Troubles Are Far From Over
Hillary’s EmailGate Goes Nuclear
Why Hillary’s EmailGate Matters

H/T to 20Committee

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