Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Those Emails Again: What it Really Means

Yes, we’re still talking about Hillary’s emails, how she kept them on a private server and out of the hands of the archivists and away from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

We’re still talking about them because they matter even more now as she steps closer and closer to her party’s nomination, and perhaps the presidency. We’re talking about them because a) their content matters, so we know what kind of leader she was and what kind of decisions she made and, perhaps more importantly, b) we’re still talking about them because they clearly reveal how Hillary will run her administration.

It has been said that a true moral crime takes at least two people: one to commit it, and one to stand by and let it happen. Absent the second person, it is just an evil act in isolation. When good people stand aside in the face of evil, then you cross over into real moral territory.

And so we listen to Jason Baron, the attorney who formerly served as the director of litigation at National Archives, who bespoke amazement that State Department officials had not done more to discharge their own supervisory duty over Clinton’s recordkeeping practices.

“I remain mystified by the fact that the use of a private e-mail account apparently went either unnoticed or unremarked upon during the four-year tenure in office of the former secretary,” said Baron. ”Simply put, where was everyone? Is there any record indicating that any lawyer, any FOIA officer, any records person, any high-level official ever respectfully confronted the former secretary with reasonable questions about the practice of sending e-mails from a private account? It is unfathomable to me that this would not have been noticed and reported up the chain.”

That matters. If Hillary as an administrator was willing to flaunt any rules, and if she created a climate where her staff was unwilling or afraid to speak up or out, that suggests the same for the White House. In a democracy, what we don’t know really does hurt us.