By Lorra B.
The impact of the Hillary Clinton email scandal may have farther reaching implications than first thought especially since no experts consulted by Hillary could come up with any credible explanation for her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
Two Obama administration inspector generals want the Justice Department to investigate how Hillary handled classified material, according to the New York Post. This could potentially very negatively change everything for Hillary, and her presidential run.
Though Hillary is still popular with the American voters and leading the Democratic primary polls, the lead is slipping. According to the latest RealClearPolitics estimate, Clinton is leading with 56 percent of the vote but this is down from the 60.8 percent of just a few days ago.
Hillary is already being threatened by an increasing voter trust issue so how will she handle being up against the White House?
“Someone very high in the food chain leaked the memos requesting the probe,” states New York Post. “The New York Times, which broke the story, identified its source only as ‘a senior government official.’”
Hillary sent classified information via her private email server, but that may not be the worst of her offence. The worst of her offence may prove to be what the White House discovers she has been discussing in some of those emails.
“Any honest prosecutor looking at her e-mails would also look for evidence she traded government favors for contributions to the Clinton Foundation or paid speeches,” states the report. “She and Bill Clinton were paid $25 million for speeches in just 16 months, and some of that cash came from donors and companies with business before her. Similarly, big donors to the foundations also sought help from her as secretary.”
“There is also serious suspicion about some payments made by foreign governments and foreign companies. Ericsson, the Swedish conglomerate, paid Bill Clinton $750,000 for a speech as it was lobbying to avoid America’s penalties for doing business with Iran, according to The Washington Times.”
The fact is that Hillary Clinton deleted tens of thousands of emails before she handed them over. Though Hillary insistently declares “I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received.” But in March she said there was no classified material at all. This is a classic talking in circles loophole.
There is no spin Hillary can make on this to make it look good. She, in fact, has provided ample ammunition for her political demise but just how far this gun will shoot is yet to be seen. The impact of Hillary’s email scandal has only just begun and how it affects her run for presidency just well be in how the White House pursues her.
By Lorra B.