Sanders: Gee, Maybe Those Hillary Emails Do Matter After All
Suddenly they’re a “very serious issue”
Back at the first Democrat debate, Bernie famously said people were sick of hearing about Hillary’s “damn emails” but now he’s acknowledging that it’s a serious issue. When CNN’s Jake Tapper asked about it, Bernie also insisted that he’s not politicizing the issue.
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:
Sanders on Clinton Emails: ‘I Think This Is a Very Serious Issue’
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said he considered Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation to be “a very serious issue” Sunday on CNN, while also adding there was a legal process taking place that he did not want to politicize.
At the conclusion of their interview, State of the Union host Jake Tapper reminded Sanders of his famous remarks at the first Democratic debate in October, when he told Clinton the American people were “sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”
On Friday, the Obama administration announced that 22 more emails from her private server would not be released because they had been classified as top secret.
“Should voters take from those comments that you think nothing was done wrong when it comes to how Secretary Clinton handled classified information, or is that not a fair–?” Tapper asked, before Sanders cut in.
“No, no,” Sanders said, wagging his finger. “No, that is not, I think, a fair assessment. I think this is a very serious issue. I think there is a legal process right now taking place … I get criticized. ‘Bernie, why don’t you attack Hillary Clinton?’ There is a legal process taking place. I do not want to politicize that issue. It is not my style.”
Here’s the video:
Speaking of Hillary’s emails, the New York Post dropped a new bombshell today:
‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying
The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency e-mail address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says.
“This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008.
The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov e-mail address like previous secretaries.
“That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated. And this eliminates claims by the State Department that they were unaware of her private e-mail server until later,” Krongard said in an exclusive interview. “How else was she supposed to do business without e-mail?”
Here’s a flashback to the debate where Bernie said the emails didn’t matter:
We’ll see how seriously people take Hillary’s emails starting tomorrow.
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Bernie famously said people were sick of hearing about Hillary’s “damn emails” but now he’s acknowledging that it’s a serious issue.
No contradiction at all; no flip-flop, or even reevaluation, is implied.
One can be sick of hearing about serious issues.
“One can be sick of hearing about serious issues.”
Certainly true. Like the way the Left for the past 8+ years has been sick of hearing about the hundreds of thousands of Islamic extremists who want to kill multiple millions of us.
Nope, the people we pay to manage the government in a responsible manner don’t get to be sick of hearing about mal/misfeasance in office. It’s there job to deal with it.
I would rather Sanders Claus fills his sleigh with emails than with tax dollars.
The Post column first went up on Sunday under a headline that essentially said there would never be an indictment involving the matter. (The Post has changed the headline) That the likes of a Berne Sanders or Hillary Clinton, among others, would ever become President of the United States is tomorrow’s nightmare. But there’s bigger problem now, today: Putting aside the matter of ever standing before a court of law, the “system” has become so corrupt that it protects its friends from even being indicted. It’s well known but bears repeating that corruption in the DoJ and in this administration is disgusting.
“Still, “It will never get to an indictment,” Krongard (State’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008) said.
“For one, he says, any criminal referral to the Justice Department from the FBI “will have to go through four loyal Democrat women” — Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, who heads the department’s criminal division; Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; Attorney General Loretta Lynch; and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.”
The best we can hope for is that some enterprising and courageous folks in the FBI and law enforcement community find some way around this foul crowd, and very quickly. The irony is that any who do–among the type most needed in law enforcement and the DoJ–would almost certainly sacrifice their jobs and careers by doing so.
As another NYS Republican voter living up the road from “Owego”, I also read the NY Post. I’ve been posting here the same sentiment; no indictment. We’ve been living with the fall out of a progressive Democrat run Albany not to know that corruption at the highest levels is a reason to be indicted or thrown out of office. The powers that obfuscate their legitimacy are always re-elected by the progressive left by downstate NY City where the power of the state is actually centered; our own version of Washington, DC.
Start with the bottom-level IT guy and bottom level security information officer. Show them their personal indictment on charges of confidential information passing and negligence. Show them the amount of hard time that they will be doing. Then offer them a plea bargain if they successfully rat out their supervisor. Work your way up this chain until you find someone willing to fall on the sword. Then check their bank accounts and family’s bank accounts for the payoff from the Clinton Foundation.
I don’t know that Bernie flopped on this. Rather say he’s finally feeling the attention of the Clinton attack machine, and he’s not happy.
Bernie is the DNC’s contingency plan, just in case Hillary gets indicted. Unless/until that happens, he’s a stalking horse for her campaign. He plays down and/or lampshades her faults and bad history (sick of hearing about Hillary’s “damn e-mails”) and lends her an air of legitimacy (can’t have a real election with only one candidate).
That he’s developed a support base of his own — which might just beat Hillary in a fair run-off — just illustrates the incompetence of the DNC leadership at picking their contingencies.
It must be nice, having a 100% reliable line into both the Clinton & Sanders campaign headquarters. How else could you be so certain what their plans are?
Notice how nice Ol’ Granny Panties has been to obama lately?
Oooh, he’d make a great Supreme Court Justice.
Oooh, he’s done a wonderful job as President.
Oooh, obamacare is soooo wonderful.
Almost like she’s offering a bribe to him for no indictment.
Gee, the Bern pulled his head out of his ass during a moment of lucidity. Give it a minute and it will pass.