The difference between lies and the truth
By Mark Alexander
For more than a year, Clinton has endeavored to escape accountability for unlawfully maintaining all of her official communications outside of official networks when she was secretary of state. Clearly, this was an effort to protect her 2016 presidential bid from the plethora of nefarious activities reflected in those emails.
Unfortunately, careless remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy earlier this month ago bolstered Clinton's claims that the Benghazi investigation was just political. In fact, the business of that committee is deadly serious.
In the debate, Clinton claimed, "[The Benghazi] committee is basically an arm of the Republican National Committee. It is a partisan vehicle, as admitted by the House Republican majority leader, Mr. McCarthy, to drive down my poll numbers. Big surprise. And that's what they have attempted to do."
Further, regarding her electronic communication charade, Clinton insisted, "I've been as transparent as I know to be." That vacuous remark is completely meaningless.
Her evasive efforts notwithstanding, there are two things that need to remain front and center about Clinton's felonious email communications — and her subsequent cover-up efforts.
First, her emails show her complicity in formulating the political lie about the murder of our personnel in Benghazi — Christopher Stevens, his aide Sean Smith, and two diplomatic security officers, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Her Benghazi lie was an effort by Clinton and others in the State Department to provide Obama political cover for his "al-Qa'ida on the run" campaign theme just weeks ahead of the 2012 presidential election.
So determined was Clinton to propagate this lie that she shamefully stood in front of those four flag-draped caskets and declared to the families of the dead, "We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."
Second, despite Clinton's claims, "I did not email any classified material to anyone" and "There is no classified material," it is now apparent that hundreds and perhaps thousands of her unsecured email communications contained significant classified content. Transmitting that content is a felony.
But not only was her arrogant "above the law" use of unsecured email illegal, it was deadly dangerous because it exposed policy directives and the names of covert operatives. And only the most naïve Clintonista would insist that Russia and China did not have access to all of her unsecured communication.
Barack Obama recently declared, "I can tell you that [Clinton's unsecured email server] is not a situation in which America's national security was endangered." His minions are now walking back that absurd assertion.
Fact is, the greatest threat to America's national security has been, and remains, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
In an address to the nation in 2010, Barack Obama declared, "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide."
Obama and Clinton have avoided the truth as if their political lives depended on it — which of course, they do.Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.