Great point from reader Alan in response to my commentary on James Baker:
“In other words, Hillary Clinton and Obama were ok with sharing their privileged and confidential communications with the Russians, Chinese, North Koreans and Iranians –- but not with American conservatives who might invoke their Freedom of Information privileges. Hence, their 'friends' were their global comrades happy to tear America down in order to bring about international unity and their real 'enemies' were Republican conservatives seeking as patriots to preserve the distinct [attributes] of the American Republic.”
From the Gov:
Exactly right! And the people around them were so politicized, they must have seen it the same way. To them, the WORST enemy isn’t China or Russia –- it’s here in America, on the right. It’s us. Why, we want to be able to keep tabs on them, to know what they’re doing and what strings they’re pulling behind the scenes to abuse---I mean exercise, their power. What impudence! It must be stopped.
In their view, we’re a bunch of rubes who have no business knowing that the President sent a planeload of cash to Iran. We have no business knowing about the foreign influence likely obtained by donors to the Clinton Global Initiative. And we CERTAINLY have no business knowing what the FBI was doing to cover for Hillary and go after Donald Trump. So, in their minds, anything they do to cover it up is justified. Drag their feet forever on FOIA requests, create an investigation on a sitting President, fly planes under cover of night taking money to people who chant 'Death to America'...and set up a private email server that bypasses official reporting requirements but risks easy hacking of classified material by dangerous foreign entities. It was all for a good cause: to keep YOU AND ME in the dark and out of the way.
Most of the mainstream media “collude” with them by simply ignoring what Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, John Solomon, Sara A. Carter and a few others manage to uncover, which is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Nothing we have reported here on any of this has been shown to be wrong --- it just hasn’t reached a wider, mainstream audience, at least not yet. We’re working on that. And you can help, by passing along solid reporting and analysis from trusted sources.
This situation is why I love the joke Trump made about Russia looking for Hillary’s 33,000 emails. Leftists showed they have no sense of humor by taking him literally, but this was a very pointed public jab at Hillary, her destruction of subpoenaed documents, and the ease with which Russia (and other governments) could have hacked her server. I’ll bet those Ruskies do have every email she ever wrote –- and received –- as Secretary of State. Whether they do or not, the chance of that happening must have been fine with her, and apparently fine even with Obama, as long as we didn’t see them.
Reader Wallace sums it up well:
"Remember that President Obama knew nothing about classified information or the security system until he was elected president. He could not have received a security clearance under the traditional CARL (citizenship, associates, reliability, loyalty) guidelines. President Obama was just as guilty of violating security protocol as Secretary of State Clinton. Perhaps even worse...using a pseudonym instead of his own name or position. If Hillary Clinton was charged with any criminal activity, it would have been necessary to charge President Obama with the same or greater criminal activity. How do you charge the sitting President, the commander--in-chief, with a crime that typically involved an imprisonment of ten years?"
From the Gov:
I have such smart readers. Thanks, Wallace, for bringing up the security clearance process, specifically “CARL.” No, Obama would not have passed that, especially the "associates" part. While researching it, I came across this excerpt from Gary Aldrich’s book, UNLIMITED ACCESS, about how it was to work inside the Clinton White House and the security problems he encountered there. It’ll take you back. When the book came out, the Washington Post actually printed the first chapter, which makes great reading...
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