Don’t miss this point: Exonerating Hillary on email issues was about protecting Obama

Don’t miss this point: Exonerating Hillary on email issues was about protecting Obama

[Ed. – It’s a valid point, actually.  Although it may seem a little behind the times to emphasize the particular point McCarthy makes, the progressive “brand” continues to depend very much on the image of Obama. If Hillary had been prosecuted, there would have been no alternative in dealing with her email correspondence with Obama:  either expose Obama’s role in it, or lie and try to cover it up.  That probably had as much to do with the fix being in as Hillary’s own presidential campaign.]

These emails must have involved some classified information, given the nature of consultations between presidents and secretaries of state, the broad outlines of Obama’s own executive order defining classified intelligence (see EO 13526, section 1.4), and the fact that the Obama administration adamantly refused to disclose the Clinton–Obama emails. If classified information was mishandled, it was necessarily mishandled on both ends of these email exchanges.

If Clinton had been charged, Obama’s culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful (or, if you prefer, grossly negligent) mishandling of intelligence. More significantly, for Clinton’s defense, they would show that Obama was complicit in Clinton’s conduct yet faced no criminal charges.

That is why such an indictment of Hillary Clinton was never going to happen.

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