Oh, my! Onetime “Star Trek” cast member turned LGBT advocate George Takei has a short memory. I’m not entirely sure how it translates to Romulan years, but it was less than six Earth months ago that would-be president Hillary Clinton’s having maintained a private email server while secretary of state and subsequent deletion of 33,000 emails topped the daily news cycle.
Takei seems to have forgotten all about that, judging from a tweet he posted Sunday:
If you've been told to preserve evidence in advance of investigations and you start erase your texts and emails, you will go to jail. https://t.co/kYwhztwSJ4
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 26, 2017
The admonition is based on the flimsiest of suppositions, harking back to a claim by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that the Trump administration is purging phones in anticipation of forthcoming subpoenas. In the video embedded in the third-party tweet below, Mitchell indicates that her information comes from a single unnamed source.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 25, 2017
Needless to say, a number of Twitter users who saw Takei’s tweet took a moment out to jog his memory:
Yup. Hillary's subpoenaed 33,000 emails deleted & bleach Bit'd landed her in prison for life, no wait… she's still free? pic.twitter.com/zI8LMIMPgm
— Brad Moseley (@DoubleEagle49) March 26, 2017
Your girl Hillary did just that & you never said a word https://t.co/kWwxVFwHNZ
— Jon Stall (@JonStall2009) March 27, 2017
what are your thoughts on bleachbit and hammers..? https://t.co/EsmQJU9gDD
— ★Lazarus★ (@Terra_Nulius) March 26, 2017
It’s anybody’s guess whether the irony of Lt. Sulu’s tweet will register with him. Liberal activists tend to be pretty dug in.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)