ICYMI| Opinion| Schadenfreude.
Hillary Clinton is about to suffer death by a thousand cuts as a result of her self-induced email scheme.
Death of a thousand cuts, or death by a thousand cuts, refers to lots of small bad things happening, none of which are necessarily fatal in themselves, but which add up to a slow and painful demise.
In Hillary’s case, the thousand cuts would be more aptly termed the 33,000 emails that she sought to keep hidden despite a judge’s order.
The 756-page group of new documents, revealed Thursday as part of a transparency lawsuit by Judicial Watch, seemingly contradicted Clinton’s insistence under oath in 2015 that she had turned over all of her sensitive work-related emails to the State Department, and included a slew of classified communications on everything from foreign policy to State Department personnel matters.
Seemingly contradicted? How about she flat out lied?
In early March of 2015, following the discovery of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, House investigators subpoenaed her emails.
In August of 2015, Clinton made this declaration, regarding federal records that were resident on her personal system, to the court under penalty of perjury:
I, Hillary Rodham Clinton, declare under penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct:
- While I do not know what information may be “responsive” for purposes of this lawsuit, I have directed that all my emails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records to be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done.
- As a result of my directive, approximately 55,000 pages of these emails were produced to the Department on December 5, 2014.
- Cheryl Mills did not have an account on clintonemail.com. Huma Abedin did have such an account which was used at times for government business.
The document is signed by “Hillary Rodham Clinton.” The State Department was ordered by US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on July 31 to request that Clinton and her top aides confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all government records in their possession and to return any other government records immediately.
Why didn’t she comply? What was she hiding?
Remember, had Clinton been elected president none of these emails would have seen the light of day… at least until after her re-election in 2020.
Some of what Judicial Watch found follows:
The documents reveal that Clinton had been assigned an official government email address with which she could have conducted government business, [email protected]. She also reportedly had additional government addresses at her disposal: [email protected] and [email protected], neither of which were configured to send or receive emails.
Descriptions of a few of the email follow:
On April 27, 2011, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sent classified information discussing Palestinian issues to Clinton’s personal unsecure email account.
On May 19, 2011, Blair again sent classified information to Clinton’s personal unsecure email account
An email with the subject line “Clinton-Ivanishvili Meeting” shows a meeting with pro-Putin, Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, who was reportedly involved in a Russia-rigged election for president of the Republic of Georgia.
So much for consorting with Muh Russia, eh?
In an October 20, 2012, email exchange between top State Department and Clinton Foundation officials discussing arrangements for Bill and Hillary’s trip to Haiti. That trip focused on the opening of the Caracol Industrial Park, funded by a $300 million+ grant from USAID. The Caracol Park came to be seen as a hugely wasteful disaster, that was supposed to create 65,000 jobs for Haitians but as of January 2015 only produced 4,500.
And those polls that were manipulated to give the impression Hillary was a shoo-in for election?
Maggie Williams, campaign manager of Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential bid, forwarded to Clinton a note sent to her by then-managing partner of the Gallup Organization, which said that “Gallup Polls suggest Obama’s plan to expedite withdrawal from Iraq could help improve some residents’ opinion [referring to Iraqis’ opinion of US leadership.]”
Whaddya know. They’d been working together for years.