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Hillary’s Emails: Found In The White House?

Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was largely forgotten after Donald Trump beat her in 2016. But justice seekers haven’t given up. What they’ve found should revive a still-open case that needs to be resolved.

Judicial Watch, ever pursuing government corruption and demanding transparency, reported Tuesday that “a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the executive office of the president.” The FBI also told Judicial Watch that nearly 49,000 Clinton emails had been “reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner,” husband of Huma Abedin, a close Hillary aide.

This would be a good time to remember how fortunate we are that Clinton is not in the White House. As Judicial Watch points out, a federal court said her private email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.” That alone makes her unfit for office.

Even after losing the election, the “modern offenses” continued. The Clinton team was likely a significant player in what appears to be an effort to take down a duly elected president. The collusion charges constantly leveled at Trump, and all those “bombshells” the media kept yammering about, were correctly identified last year as “a ridiculous, unverified group of mostly easily disproven allegations being treated as if they were the holy grail to stop Trump from becoming president” that was “all paid for through undisclosed contributions from the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.”

Fittingly, since the release of the Mueller report, voters are now leaning more toward thinking it was Clinton rather than Trump colluding with the Russians.

Voters, says Rasmussen Reports, “are turning a suspicious eye toward Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Most also still suspect high-level wrongdoing at the U.S. Department of Justice.” Rasmussen’s poll found 47 percent of likely voters “think Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is more likely than President Trump’s to have illegally colluded with foreign operatives.” Forty-five percent “still suspect the Trump campaign more,” which underscores the power of a media that’s in league with the Democratic Party.

Expect that 47 percent to grow, and Trump’s number to fall, as time moves on, especially if Judicial Watch is able to establish if “Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act by using a non-government email system,” and “whether the State Department’s efforts to settle this case beginning in late 2014 amounted to bad faith.”

No, colluding with Russia to throw an election is not the same as using an unsecured email server — unless there’s evidence of collusion in the emails. But a high-ranking federal appointee who would make such an effort to hide her activities from official scrutiny would be unlikely to have reservations about enlisting a foreign power to beat, then unseat, a political opponent. The public will figure it out.

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J. Frank Bullitt

J. Frank Bullitt has been writing professionally since 1986. After covering local news for years, and putting in some time in Washington, D.C., he began writing opinions in 1998, covering a wide variety of domestic and international topics from a limited-government point of view.

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