Emails, emails, emails. In the blunt words of Sen. Bernie Sanders, people are “sick and tired about hearing about the damn emails!”
The Clinton email scandal has been ongoing for over a year, despite the fact that Hillary has been cleared. Did she make a mistake? Yes, and she owned up to it, and learned from it. Storing emails on a private server was what previous Secretaries of State did, so she basically followed in their stead.
But you know what we never hear about?
The time Bush’s White House deleted over 22 MILLION emails from their private server.
I wonder why?
Newsweek did an investigative report that detailed the Bush Administration missing emails.
Here are some interesting tidbits from the investigation:
….Like Clinton, the Bush White House used a private email server—its was owned by the Republican National Committee. And the Bush administration failed to store its emails, as required by law, and then refused to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking some of those emails.
….Most troubling, researchers found a suspicious pattern in the White House email system blackouts, including periods when there were no emails available from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney.
….In 2003, a whistleblower told the National Security Archive [a private watchdog group] that the George W. Bush White House was no longer saving its emails. The Archive…refiled their original lawsuit. The plaintiffs soon discovered that Bush aides had simply shut down the Clinton automatic email archive, and they identified the start date of the lost emails as January 1, 2003.
….In court in May 2008, administration lawyers contended that the White House had lost three months’ worth of email backups from the initial days of the Iraq War. Bush aides thus evaded a court-ordered deadline to describe the contents of digital backup believed to contain emails deleted in 2003 between March—when the U.S. invaded Iraq—and September….Eventually, the Bush White House admitted it had lost 22 million emails, not 5 million. Then, in December 2009—well into Barack Obama’s administration—the White House said it found 22 million emails, dated between 2003 and 2005, that it claimed had been mislabeled.
So…where is the outrage? Bush actually deleted emails from the initial days of the Iraq War! THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE!
And yet every day we hear about Hillary’s email “scandal”, which isn’t even a scandal! It’s been investigated thoroughly.
Why don’t republicans seem to care?
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