Hillary Clinton wiped her server’s drive AFTER the government requested her emails

At this juncture, the Hillary Clinton email scandal is far beyond simply a lack of transparency.  We’re well into a case of criminal destruction of evidence. 

from Politico:

Hillary Clinton wiped “clean” the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the Secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, said in a statement.

Clinton was under a subpoena order from the panel for all documents related to the 2012 attacks on the American compound there. But David Kendall, an attorney for Clinton, said the 900 pages of emails previously provided to the panel cover its request.

Kendall also informed the committee that Clinton’s emails from her time at the State Department have been permanently erased.

“After seeking and receiving a two week extension from the Committee, Secretary Clinton failed to provide a single new document to the subpoena issued by the Committee and refused to provide her private server to the Inspector General for the State Department or any other independent arbiter for analysis,” Gowdy said.

Clinton previously said she decided to delete the emails after her lawyers reviewed the server for work-related correspondence. She said the deletion of private emails occurred “at the end” of that review.

In a letter provided to the committee, Kendall said Clinton would not be turning over the server to a third-party for review and that the emails no longer exist on the private server located in her New York home.

Gowdy said that Clinton’s response to the subpoena means he and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will now contemplate new legal actions against Clinton.

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The criminal penalty for this kind of violation of the Federal Records Act is 3 years in prison per count.  Hillary Clinton now faces a separate count for each email she deleted, potentially enough to put her in prison for a very long time. 

32cent asked:

Sorry if you've answered this before (you probably have tbh), but how do you feel about Hillary Clinton in general, not just regarding her place in feminist/lgbtqa+ issues? I've kind of figured out how I feel about those specific factors, but you're a lot more educated than I am so I'd value your opinion!

This article has a ton of info on the many reasons Clinton is problematic, including but not limited to:

  • Support of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.
  • Voted for and vocally supported the war on Iraq.
  • Defended war crimes by allied governments.
  • Supported US-backed dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain.
  • Encouraged increased US military action throughout the Middle East.
  • Supplied foreign governments with weapons which they used against their own citizens.
  • Advocacy of neo-liberal economic policies.

Hillary Clinton isn’t a champion of women’s rights - she’s the embodiment of corporate feminism

Assuming Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, much of her popular support will be based on her image as an advocate of women’s rights. During her 2008 candidacy, the National Organization of Women (NOW) endorsed Clinton based on her “long history of support for women’s empowerment.”

A group of 250 academics and activists calling themselves “Feminists for Clinton” praised her “powerful, inspiring advocacy of the human rights of women” and her “enormous contributions” as a policymaker.

Since then, NOW and other mainstream women’s organizations have been eagerly anticipating her 2016 candidacy. Clinton and supporters have recently stepped up efforts to portray her as a champion of both women’s and LGBT rights.

Such depictions have little basis in Clinton’s past performance. While she has indeed spoken about gender and sexual rights with considerable frequency, and while she may not share the overtly misogynistic and anti-LGBT views of most Republican politicians, as a policymaker she has consistently favored policies devastating to women and LGBT persons.

Why, then, does she continue to enjoy such support from self-identified feminists? Part of the answer surely lies in the barrage of sexist attacks that have targeted her and the understandable desire of many feminists to see a woman in the Oval Office.

But that’s not the whole story. We suggest that feminist enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton is reflective of a profound crisis of US liberal feminism, which has long embraced or accepted capitalism, racism, empire, and even heterosexism and transphobia.

All issues of wealth, power, and violence are also women’s and LGBT rights issues. For instance, neoliberal economic policies of austerity and privatization disproportionately hurt women and LGBT individuals, who are often the lowest paid and the first workers to be fired, the most likely to bear the burdens of family maintenance, and the most affected by the involuntary migration, domestic violence, homelessness, and mental illness that are intensified by poverty.

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Hillary Clinton’s ridiculous list of sexist words journalists are not allowed to say anymore

Just like everything is racist, when it comes to Hillary Clinton, everything is sexist too…

According to reporter Amy Chozick who covers all things Hillary Clinton for the New York Times, Hillary’s campaign support groups are putting reporters on notice that they are monitoring journalists for the use of “sexist code words.”

If these idiots were looking for ways to make Hillary Clinton seem anything but insincere, calculating, secretive, entitled, and out of touch, they sure missed the mark.

Are we allowed to make observations about Hillary’s pantsuits?

anonymous asked:

what exactly is the Clinton email scandal i know literally nothing about this

She was using her own private email address and email server, located in her home in upstate new york, while she was Secretary of State. 

The reason this is a problem is that it means she was not using the government system which would back up her emails and save them for accountability purposes. 

She should have been using a government email address, plain and simple, but she set up a server so she could delete email whenever she wanted and keep her interactions secret.

Tying this in with the fact that her brother got a VERY lucrative mining contract with Haiti while she was Secretary of State and the fact that The Clinton Foundation recieved donations from foreign countries (foreign countries with bad human rights records) while she was Secretary of State, though she’d promised not too take foreign donations during her time in that position, and suddenly people are starting to realize how corrupt she is.

Not that anyone who’s been paying attention for the last 2 decades (or grew up in Arkansas like me) doubted the corruption of the Clintons for a second.