Hillary Says it: Private Email Use by Trump Administration is the Height of Hypocrisy
She goes there and she’s absolutely right of course. But I love her for saying it:
“Reports that several current and former top White House staff members, including Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon used their private email accounts for official business puts on display the “rank hypocrisy” of the Trump administration, Hillary Clinton said Monday night.”
“Clinton, the former Democratic presidential candidate, was attacked regularly on the campaign trail for her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. President Donald Trump frequently used the email server issue as a brush with which to paint Clinton as dishonest and opaque.”
“The hypocrisy of this administration, who knew there was no real scandal, who knew that there was no basis for all their hyperventilating. Republican members of Congress who politicized the deaths in Benghazi,” Clinton told SiriusXM radio Monday in an interview picked up by The Huffington Post. “No, we’re finding with the latest revelations ― they didn’t mean any of it. It’s just the height of hypocrisy.”
“POLITICO reported over the weekend that Kushner, Trump’s son in law and one of his top advisers, had used his personal email to interact with other administration officials on White House business several times since the president’s inauguration. Bannon and Priebus, both former White House officials, had also used their personal email accounts for administration matters, POLITICO found.”
She had also noted this in her book, What Happened?
That all the furor over emails was just ‘a convenient political piñata.’
Hours after Hillary’s interview, we learned that at least Trump WH aides used private email.
“At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday.”
“The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails during the administration’s first seven months. But Mr. Kushner was not alone. Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief White House strategist, and Reince Priebus, the former chief of staff, also occasionally used private email addresses. Other advisers, including Gary D. Cohn and Stephen Miller, sent or received at least a few emails on personal accounts, officials said.”
“Ivanka Trump, the president’s elder daughter, who is married to Mr. Kushner, used a private account when she acted as an unpaid adviser in the first months of the administration, Newsweek reported Monday. Administration officials acknowledged that she also occasionally did so when she formally became a White House adviser. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with reporters.”
So when do the investigations start? Democrats are ready. Are the Republicans?
The private emails of Kushner-as well as the rest of the Trumpsters-must be given the Hillary Clinton treatment.
For one thing, that’s the new tough standard the GOP established for private email use-it’s basically on the level of concentration camps on the level of sins per the GOP-‘Lock her up.’
For another, as Kushner-as well as Priebus and Bannon-are persons of interest in the Russia investigation we need to see them.
Kushner insists that there were ‘less than 100’ private emails and they were about private stuff. Sure, and nothing Kushner has ever said has proven to be inaccurate in the past.
He also said his meeting with Kisylak and Veb were nothingburger meetings and that nothing was discussed of importance at the Russia meeting with Donald Jr in June, 2016.
Hillary’s right to call out the hypocrisy of the GOP and Trump WH. Add the MSM to that list:
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) September 25, 2017
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