This past weekend on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace held Clinton apologist Lana Davis’ feet to the fire regarding Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Chris Wallace would not let Davis spin and continually interrupted Davis to maintain control of the interview as Davis made ridiculous comparisons and tried to defend a negative with a negative. Chris Wallace began the interview asking the following question.
Now, we want to bring in former White House special counsel Lanny Davis, who handled legal troubles in the Clinton White House, including campaign finance, and impeachment. Lanny, you said repeatedly Friday, and this was your quote, “Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong.” I can understand saying she didn’t break the law. But do you really believe she did nothing wrong?
WALLACE: No, let me go through if I may. A list of the various rules, regulations, laws, that she may have violated. Let’s put them up on the screen.
DAVIS: May have violated.
WALLACE: If I may finish, sir. The State Department’s foreign affairs manual said employees must use secure department approved computer systems. The agency that regulates the Federal Records Act, that’s a law, said e-mails must be, quote, “preserved in the appropriate agency.” The Obama White House said private e-mails must be preserved, and later, 2011 when she was still secretary of state, that all work should be conducted on government email. And you say Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong? DAVIS: So, you interrupted me when I said or about to say that the director of litigation for the very agency you just quoted, the National Archives Administration said she did nothing illegal or violated any of those rules you just quoted. Not one. And indeed, Colin Powell was subject to those rules because they began in 1995 — and the word you used, you said “may”, everything is “may” — is preserved and she did –
WALLACE: How about the Obama White House in 2011 saying that all work should be conducted on government e-mails?
DAVIS: In fact, the Obama White House has been unclear about what the policy is, because there are many –
Wallace continued to ask questions of Lanny Davis and why Hillary Clinton would be such a hypocrite in telling State Department staffers to use government email but for some reason she could not follow her own directive.
WALLACE: If Clinton did nothing wrong, why did she send out a memo, why did she send out a memo in 2011 to all State Department posts with this directive, avoid conducting official department business from your personal e-mail accounts. Why was it so important for every other member of the State Department, but it was a directive that she ignored?
DAVIS: I can explain that by saying that a secretary of state traveling to 111 countries might be needing to have one e-mail system versus people in the department who should use the official system. I wonder why you –
WALLACE: No, no, no. I don’t understand that. You’re saying it’s such a burden to have to use state.gov?
DAVIS: I didn’t say such a burden. You said such a burden. I said that it’s understandable –
Then Chris Wallace nailed Lanny Davis hook, line and sinker when he said, “If Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong, explain to me this comment from her in 2007.”
WALLACE: If Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong, explain to me this comment from her in 2007.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps. We know about the secret military tribunals. The secret White House e-mail accounts. It is a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism, run amok.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Admits President Obama Knew Hillary Clinton Had a Private Email Address
LIAR IN CHIEF ALERT: THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THE WH TO HAVE TO EXPLAIN OBAMA’S LIES ON SUNDAY THAT HE JUST LEARNED ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON’S EMAILS …
Shocker … White House spokesman Josh Earnest stated today that President Barack Obama was aware of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email address, even though the Barack Obama himself said he first learned about her private account from news reports during an interview with CBS News yesterday. Can you say pathetic? As opined at The Blaze, Earnest tried to explain Monday what Obama really meant in an interview with CBS News, when asked if that mean there were no emails between the two. Seriously America, why would Obama, the do-called great orator need Earnest to explain Monday what he really meant? What’s the matter Barack, was your teleprompter not handy during the interview?
“The president, as I think many people expected, did over the course of his first several years in office trade emails with the secretary of state,” Earnest said. “I would not describe the number of emails as large, but they did have the occasion to email one another.”
“The point the president was making was not that he didn’t know Secretary Clinton’s email address. He did,” Earnest said. “But, he was not aware of the details of how that email address and that server had been set up or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the federal record law.”
Bull, the question was, when was the first time he learned that Hillary Clinton was using an email system outside the US government for official business while she was Secretary of State? Obama answered, the same time everybody else did. Sorry Charlie, you have passed yourself off as the first tech savvy, Internet using, social media, blackberry using president. You knew damn well that an email account not ending in .gov was not on a government server. To say otherwise not only make you a liar, but a bold-faced liar.
THIS ADMINISTRATION IS INCAPABLE OF TELLING THE TRUTH.
Mark Halperin Says, “I Now Think she’s not only easily the most Likely, I don’t think she’s any more the most Likely”
Mark Halperin of Bloomberg News expresses his now skepticism that Hillary Clinton is the most likely Democrat nominee for the 2016 presidential race. The libs on the ABC This Week panel scoffed at the notion; however, a recentt Fox News poll shows Hillarty Clinton’s honesty rating drop. Just 44% say the label “honest” describes her, while 52% disagree. This is down from just a year ago, by a 54-42 percent margin, voters said Clinton was “honest and trustworthy”. Emails are not a wonky subject, everyone can pretty much understand the issue at hand. Liberals think that this is a media driven scandal, but is it? After 8 years of a faux-transparency presidency, are Americans really going to want 4 more years of the same?
Bloomberg News’ Mark Halperin has changed his mind over Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming president because of the news that Hillary used a private email while at the State Department and told ABC’s This Week, that she’s all but done as a candidate. That’s a pretty big turnaround over a story that hasn’t birthed any damning information about the former first lady at his time.
Halperin is now the unofficial leader of #ItstheEndOfHillaryClintonAsPresidentHooah! club.
MARK HALPERIN, BLOOMBERG NEWS: I said a few weeks ago on this show that I thought she was easily the most likely president of the United States. I now think not only is she because of this as a symptom and a cause, I now think she’s not only easily the most likely, I don’t think she’s any more the most likely.
I think it’s important to hold all politicians accountable for their actions, but Halperin’s breathless condemnation of Hillary Clinton is off the wall.
Ron Fournier: Clinton Email Controversy A Scandal For “Anybody With A Brain” … Says Clinton Foundation Taking Foreign $’s as She Was Secretary of State Even Bigger Controversy
BUT THAT’S THE PROBLEM, THERE ARE SO MANY APATHETIC AMERICANS WITHOUT ONE …
Ron Fournier, the Senior Political Columnist and Editorial Director of National Journal, told CNN Sunday morning that the Hillary Clinton email controversy is a scandal for “anybody with a brain.” Fournier also went on to say that the scandal of the Clinton Foundation taking foreign money while she was Secretary of the United States is an even bigger controversy and may be tied back to this email scandal.
This is hardly a right wing conspiracy as Hillary Clinton and many on the Left would have you believe. The story is being driven by the New York Times and the Washington Post, hardly bastions of the right. Not even the most far-left MSM types like Chris Matthew’s is buying the BS spin.
CNN Inside Politics: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Never Had a government email account … Also discussing foreign donations
Obama White House Press Secretary Earnest Struggles To Answer Whether Clinton’s Used Of Private Email Was “Appropriate”… Most transparent presidency ever, gag, cough
Barack Hussain Obama, The Most Uninformed President Ever …. Claims He Learned of Hillary Clinton Used a Private, Nongovernment Email Account as Secretary of State Through News Reports
SORRY OBAMA, YOU CAN ONLY USE THAT SAME EXCUSE 7 TIMES, NOT 8 …
From the most transparent presidency ever comes yet another scandal, this time its Hillary email-gate. Barack Obama was asked by Bill Plant of CBS News in a sit down interview when was the first time he learned that Hillary Clinton was using an email system outside the US government for official business while she was Secretary of State? Obama’s response, more BS … “Ah, the sane time everybody else learned it through news reports“. Seriously Mr. Obama, is that your final answer? Let me just say this … YOU ARE A LIAR! We are supposed to believe that Barack Obama, the most tech savvy president ever, never received an email from Hillary Clinton from her private email account for official business? REALLY? No one believes that. You mean the tech savvy Obama doesn’t know that a government account ends in .gov? But then again, the Obama presidency is the most transparent ever, because the Liar is Chief says so. Are we really supposed to believe that if there was no news outlets, Obama would know nothing?
President Barack Obama said it was through news reports that he first learned that Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private, nongovernment email account while serving as his secretary of state.
In an interview Saturday with CBS News, Obama said he’s glad that Clinton has instructed that those emails about official business be disclosed. He also maintained that his administration remains the most transparent ever.
Clinton has drawn criticism for using a private server during the four years she was the nation’s top diplomat. Her sidestepping official government email also raises questions about whether all pertinent messages have been preserved as well as turned over for congressional investigations and lawsuits.
President Obama only learned of Hillary Clinton’s private email address use for official State Department business after a New York Times report, he told CBS News in an interview.
CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday appearance in Selma, Alabama.
“The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” the president told Plante.
Mr. Obama’s comments follow a long week of media scrutiny surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email address and the “home-brewed” server that hosted it.
“The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived,” Mr. Obama said. “I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.”
Barack Obama is either the biggest and most pathetic liar we have ever had the misfortune as having as President of the United States or he is the stupidest, most uniformed and laziest one. Take your pick America. Barack Obama is telling us once again that he just learned about the latest scandal during his presidency regarding Hillary Clinton using private email account and server from the media. Sound familiar, as Yogi Berra would say, “its like deja vu all over again”. Didn’t Obama use this same lame excuse and lie for the following scandals:
- WH spox Carney says that President Obama only found out about the VA scandal recently from news reports. (VIDEO) But he of course was lying, he knew since 2008.
- Obama said that he first learned about IRS-gate from the the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.
- Obama and his surrogates have claimed he learned of several other scandals from broadcast or print news stories also include Operation Fast and Furious.
- Obama also said he only learned in the news the DOJ’s seizure of two months of Associated Press phone records.
- NSA Denies Obama Knew Of Spying On German Leader
- HHS Chief: President Didn’t Know Of Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand
- Obama Claims He Didn’t Know About the Petraeus Investigation
Even MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Not Buying Hillary Clinton Supporter’s Answer on the “You Got Private Email Server” Email Question
YOU KNOW ITS BAD FOR HILLARY CLINTON WHEN WHEN MSNBC’S CHRIS MATTHEWS IS NOT BUYING OUR BS ON EMAIL-GATE …
Simply amazing, is the LEFT MSM abandoning Hillary Clinton? On Wednesday MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on“Hardball” actually had a “fair and balanced” discussion on Hillary Clinton’s latest scandal, “You Got Email-gate”. Maybe this will be their new programing platform to actually get ratings. The discussion on Hillary Clinton using a private email server was fodder for Matthews panel that featured the Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Emily’s List spokeswoman Jess McIntosh. Note, it will not take you long to understand that Emily’s List Jess McIntosh is the Hillary apologist. However, what is surprising is that one, Matthews actually spend over 10 minutes on this damning news story to Hillary, and he was not buying her “bovine scatology,” (that would be BS), when it came to LEFTY Jess McIntosh’s excuses and answers when it came to why Hillary Clinton would go against State Department policy and use a private email server.
What difference does it make if I try to hide Benghazi emails on my own private server.
As reported at the Politico, the State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal email accounts for government work.
The policy, detailed in a manual for agency employees, adds clarity to an issue at the center of a growing controversy over Clinton’s reliance on a private email account. Aides to Clinton, as well as State Department officials, have suggested that she did nothing inappropriate because of fuzzy guidelines and lack of specific rules on when and how official documents had to be preserved during her years as secretary.
But the 2005 policy was described as one of several “clear cut” directives the agency’s own inspector general relied on to criticize the conduct of a U.S. ambassador who in 2012 was faulted for using email outside of the department’s official system.
A frustrated Matthews kept pushing, “Yeah, that’s their language that they use. I’m just asking, do you think it’s OK for a public servant at the level of secretary of state to carry on correspondence — official correspondence — but keep it to themselves, if they choose to?” Adding, “Because that’s the option she has now, since it’s all her account.”
“I think, that at that level, it’s important they follow the law. I also think that if we spend the next few months debating how long something was kept on a server, the American electorate is going to flock to a third party,” McIntosh responded.
With McIntosh deflecting the question and minimizing what Matthews believed to be an important issue, the host supported his thinking by reading from the Washington Post’s front page story that declared, “Hillary Clinton appears to have violated or operated in violation of what the White House said Tuesday — that’s yesterday — was very specific guidance that members of the Obama administration use government email accounts to carry out official business.”
Matthews pressed McIntosh again, asking, “What do you make of that headline?”
“I think that she is talking about issues that matter to the American electorate,” said McIntosh. “I think she’ll have lots of opportunities to…”
“So, you’re changing the subject?” replied Matthews.
After moving the discussion to the two other panelists, Matthews came back to McIntosh one last time, asking, “Hasn’t she given Trey Gowdy and his committee an excuse?” Adding, “They’ve given them now a case, that there was something bad she did by simply putting up a wall that allowed her to get rid of stuff — even if she didn’t do it.”
“I don’t think there’s any way she could have conducted herself as secretary of state that would not have told Republicans…”
Matthews interrupted McIntosh saying, “Anything that’s said against Hillary Clinton, you’re just going to move on from. This reminds me of moveon.org.”
He closed the segment with a backhanded compliment to the Emily’s List spokeswoman, “You’re a good defender, but changing the subject, ain’t gonna work.”
HYPOCRITE ALERT: Remeber When Hillary Clinton Complained About GWB Shredding the US Constitution Regarding Secret White House Email Accounts?
HILLARY CLINTON DOUBLE STANDARD – HYPOCRITE ALERT …
Will “You Got Email-gate” sink Hillary Clinton and her 2016 presidential run? Do we really need this as our next President? We already knew that Hillary Clinton entered the 2016 presidential race with a mountain of baggage that would put an average person broke checking in for a flight at the airport, but now this. Not only does scandal seem to follow Hillary, but so does her previous comments she made. Low and behold we have one of Hillary Clinton, the so-called next Democrat presidential nominee making comments in 2005 saying that the Bush White House shredded the US Constitution by doing what of course … using private email accounts. You just can’t make this stuff up, as much as the liberal MSM wishes it was made up.
If a private email account is shredding the Constitution, what is owning their own private server?
Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Department … Possibly Breaking Federal Records Act
HILLARY CLINTON, YOU GOT STATE DEPT EMAIL …
Hillary Clinton has not even announced that she is running for president in 2016, but the scandals are mounting. The New York Times is reporting that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state. How is this possible that a Secretary of State could be allowed to use private email and no one noticed at the time? With all the emails that Hillary sent to conduct government business no one noticed the Hotmail account? So how do we know that all of Hillary’s emails are accounted for and any FOIA requests are legitimate?
Who knew I was supposed to use a govt email account?
Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record.
Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.
It was only two months ago, in response to a new State Department effort to comply with federal record-keeping practices, that Mrs. Clinton’s advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department. All told, 55,000 pages of emails were given to the department. Mrs. Clinton stepped down from the secretary’s post in early 2013.
Is this what America needs, another president who has no understanding of transparency? HARDLY. Sorry, this woman has way too much baggage to even think of running for president. America needs to heal, not go down a further path of destruction.
I know, Benghazi, far right wing conspiracy, no nothing Senator, do nothing Secretary of State, taking money from foreign countries while acting as Sec. of State … What difference does it make.
YouGov Poll of Likely Democratic Voters: Elizabeth Warren Leads Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire
MAYBE HILLARY CLINTON IS NOT INVISIBLE AFTER ALL, POLLS SHOW IF UBER LIB ELIZABETH WARREN RUNS … ITS ANYONE’S TO WIN …
A funny thing happened on the way to the 2016 Hillary Clinton coronation, maybe Hillary is not as invisible as the political pundits think as populist Lefties do not support her. A YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for MoveOn.org and Democracy for America showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa, 31 % to 24% and in New Hampshire, Warren leads Clinton, 30% to 27%. Don’t worry Hillary, there is nothing to be concerned with here, it is not as though Iowa and New Hampshire and two early and influential primary states. Oh wait, they are. Warren and her anti-business ideology is the darling of the far Left. Is Hillary Clinton too yesterday for the base of the Democrat party?
However, Elizabeth Warren has claimed in the past that she would not run. One has to wonder whether she can turn down this once in a life-time opportunity. Also, if she does change her mind and runs, and Hillary does as well, Hillary Clinton will be pulled so far Left in the Democrat primaries, there will be no coming back to the middle in the general election
Populist groups cheering “Run Warren Run,” today released 2016 election polls from Iowa and New Hampshire showing Sen. Elizabeth Warren ahead of dominant Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters for MoveOn.org and Democracy for America also found that 79 percent want Warren and majorities support her anti-Wall Street positions.
Warren has said she doesn’t plan to challenge Clinton, though several others have indicated that they are looking at a bid, including Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
The groups cautioned that the poll mostly shows that voters are extremely open to her candidacy rather than her being a Clinton killer. They hope to use the poll to encourage Warren to change her position and get into the race.
WHY THE DOUBLE STANDARD … Hillary Clinton Lied Too About Taking Sniper Fire … Do We Hold News Anchors to a Higher Standard Than a Presidential Wannabe?
HOW GREAT IS THE BELOW VIDEO … NBC’S LYIN’ BRIAN WILLIAMS COVERING A NEWS STORY ABOUT LIAR HILLARY CLINTON AND HER BOSNIA “SNIPER FIRE” LIE …
Can you say double standard? How is it that we hold a news anchor to a higher standard than that of a presidential wannabe? The below VIDEO is a classic and should have already been made into a 2016 political ad to run against Hillary Clinton. Remember when Hillary Clinton lied about being caught in “sniper fire in 1995″ during her 2008 presidential campaign when she got off a plane in Bosnia? But it gets even worse for Hillary Clinton, her own bubby, Bubba Clinton blamed her Bosnia mistake on age and fatigue. OUCH! Bill Clinton said back in 2008, “some of them [women] will forget something when their tired at 11 o’ clock at night.” I wonder how former President Bill Clinton feels about that same comment in 2015, seven years later?
Even though coverage of the Clinton fib was dying down, Clinton spoke in defense of his wife, bringing back up the subject multiple times on the campaign trail. He said that his wife’s age might have played a part in the error while as she fought Barack Obama, a much younger and more energetic opponent in.
We are still waiting for the MSM to call Hillary Clinton out and go after her lie in the same manner that they did with Brian Williams. And we are still waiting. I know, I know … “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE.”
Sharyl Attkisson: Why Did Hillary Survive a Brian Williams-like Tale?
Emmy Award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who covered the story of Hillary Clinton’s lie about being shot at in Bosnia, says she can’t understand how the former secretary of state weathered the scandal while NBC News anchor Brian Williams may not.
“To me, part of the irony is if Brian Williams isn’t able to survive it — that we think it’s important enough when somebody gives this kind of story that he would lose his career — yet we didn’t care enough to have it matter that much with someone who became our secretary of state,” Attkisson said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“[A person] we relied on for honest answers and truths in the aftermath of Benghazi and so on.”
Sorry Hillary, no one, no one would ever misremember being shot at by a sniper …
Video shows tarmac welcome, no snipers. … Poilitifact rules Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit on fire.
How is it that we would hold NBC new anchor Brian Williams to a higher standard? Seriously, does one who aspires to the the President of the United States get a free pass because she is Hillary Clinton even though she has pretty much claimed the same lie as Brian Williams? Where is the MSM clamoring for her head?
During an introduction to a foreign policy speech on Iraq on March 17, 2008, Sen. Hillary Clinton reminisced about her days as first lady and a trip to Tuzla, Bosnia, she made in March 1996.
“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
But that’s not what happened, as demonstrated by CBS News video that shows Clinton arriving on the tarmac under no visible duress, and greeting a child who offers her a copy of a poem. The Washington Post Factchecker also turned a skeptical eye on Clinton’s comments, reporting that a review of more than 100 news stories from the time documented no security threats to the First Lady.
CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who covered Clinton on the Bosnia visit, wrote of her memories of the trip : “To be sure, it was not the ‘safest’ trip for a first lady to take: there were serious risks in traveling to Bosnia, even for the president’s wife under the vigilant protection of the U.S. military. It took some guts for her to go. But I don’t recall, and did not note, any close calls on this trip with sniper fire or any other dangers. “
Immediately after the speech that day, a reporter asked Clinton about remarks from others on the trip who suggested the trip was for photo opportunities rather than foreign policy and she stood by her account of sniper fire. “There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now, that is what happened,” she said.
But she retracted the remarks a week later, telling the Philadelphia Daily News editorial board on March 24, 2008, that she “misspoke,” correcting herself to say she had been told there was a threat of sniper fire in the area. The next day she told reporters, “So I made a mistake. That happens. It shows I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.”