Isn't It Time That Competence Returned to the White House?

Secretary Clinton: one savvy character.
Federal law requires government officials to conduct business communications on official media, for lots of good reasons. First, it allows for archival without the officials in question having an opportunity to “sanitize” the record. Second — and this is pretty important for the diplomatic corps — it allows the government to protect against intrusion from other nations and entities. Hillary’s practice of doing business through private servers bypassed both of those key protections....

According to the New York Times, Hillary Clinton never used the official e-mail system at all. When the time came to produce e-mails for the Benghazi probe, her aides “found” 300 or so that they chose to reveal years after the event — with no guarantee that these represent the entire record, or even a significant portion of it....

Chances of this being an oversight are nil:
Hacked emails indicate that Clinton used a domain registered the day of her Senate hearings.

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) March 3, 2015
The day of her Senate confirmation hearing? Give her this much credit: her strategy to avoid oversight and transparency may be the most coherent and well-executed strategy from State in the entire Obama era.


E Hines said...

Isn't It Time That Competence Returned to the White House?

Ask rather, "Isn't it time that integrity returned to the Executive Branch?"

Eric Hines

Cass said...

More Smart Power - making friends and influencing the global community. From a Saudi columnist:

Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf, much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents. Do you agree with me?"


Grim said...

Nice. Brokering a Sunni-Israeli understanding is quite a legacy. Too bad he did it by aligning us with Iran.

E Hines said...

Al-Faraj has an accurate read on Obama's personality and goals throughout his column.

Eric Hines

Anonymous said...

King Charles (Magna Carta) and King George (Declaration of Independence) both did us unintentional favors of this sort.