Editorial: Clinton’s Risky, ‘Careless’ Email Behavior Puts Her Judgment Into Question

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a statement on the flooding in Pakistan at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on August 4, 2010.

Although nothing illegal was found in an FBI investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal email while she was the secretary of state, her “extremely careless” — according to FBI Director James Comey — handling of her email does bring one question to mind: If she were your employee, would you keep her on your staff?

Republicans have wanted to slap criminal charges on Clinton from the beginning of the scandal. Now that any talk of “illegal” charges have been quelled, it is worth asking whether her judgment has been proper for not just as someone who had been acting secretary of state but also as one seeking to be elected president this year.

Clinton’s email scandal has not just been the result of the Republican Party’s thirst to see her lose the presidential election — although that may be one aspect of the party’s desire — but it is also a result of Clinton’s history of fibs and blatant obfuscation of the facts. Even if she doesn’t intend to blur the facts, her actions seem to speak louder than her words.

For instance, in just the past week, following Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton in an Arizona airport, the State Department sought for a 27-month delay of Clinton aide emails. To add insult to injury, Huma Abedin, a Clinton aide, revealed in a deposition last week that Clinton destroyed her daily schedules as secretary of state. All of this come after Clinton had admitted to destroying private personal emails. Comey stated in the FBI’s finding Tuesday that evidence showed Clinton and her staff “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

Because Clinton is no longer secretary of state and holds no position in the Obama administration, the investigations are moot for those who desire to find impropriety with her.

But with her judgment, do you want her leading the country come November?

07/05/2016 1:58 PM by JP Newsroom
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