Sunday, August 21, 2016

Outlook for Hilary Clinton’s Email Troubles: Not Scheduled for Deletion Anytime Soon

This past week's developments demonstrate that Hilary Clinton's email troubles are not going away anytime soon.

The FBI Delivered Materials to Congress, and That Can’t Make Her Happy

Last week the FBI delivered interview summaries and related materials to Congress. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants the unclassified materials released to the public. As he stated on his website, “[t]he public’s business ought to be public, with few exceptions.” My guess is that this is an issue that Republicans will pursue with zeal.

The General Made Me Do It

Near the end of my July 8 post regarding Hilary Clinton’s escape from criminal charges for Emailgate, I mentioned Colin Powell as one of several reasons why she was not charged. As I wrote, “does anyone think Director Comey would bring a case against you that might suggest indirectly that Powell acted improperly?” And now a New York Times article reports that during her FBI interview, Clinton stated that Colin Powell told her to use personal email. The article also details an alleged 2009 email exchange about Powell’s email practices at State and a dinner party at which he allegedly gave the advice.