It is only starting.
Republicans on Wednesday seized on the State Department inspector general’s report finding that Hillary Clinton flouted agency rules with her private email server, saying it’s just the “latest chapter in the long saga of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment.”
“This detailed inquiry by an Obama appointee makes clear Hillary Clinton hasn’t been telling the truth since day one, and her and her aides’ refusal to cooperate with this probe only underscores that fact,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “Although Clinton has long claimed her practices were like those of other Secretaries of State and allowed, the report states she was in clear violation of the Federal Records Act.”
Hillary might not be indicted, but the fall out will be a continual drip throughout the summer campaign.
Day By Day by Chris Muir
Chris, I remember the 55 MPH speed limit in the 1970’s.
Are we returning to Hillary’s nostalgic past or Jerry Brown’s less is more?
Was there EVER any doubt that Hillary Clinton would NOT run for the Presidency?
The Clinton Cabal has already started the Shadow Campaign.
Publicly, Clinton insists she’s many months away from a decision about her political future. But a shadow campaign on her behalf has nevertheless been steadily building for the better part of a year — a quiet, intensifying, improvisational effort to lay the groundwork for another White House bid.
Some of the activity has the former first lady’s tacit approval. Some involves outside groups that are operating independently, and at times in competition with one another, to prepare a final career act for the former senator and secretary of state, whose legacy as the most powerful woman in the history of American politics is already secure.
More than two dozen people in her orbit interviewed for this article described a virtual campaign in waiting — a term that itself makes some of Clinton’s supporters bristle — consisting of longtime Clinton loyalists as well as people who worked doggedly to elect her onetime rival Obama.
It has been obvious that Hillary would be the 2016 Democratic nominee for President. The Dems really have no one else that could beat any of the GOP frontrunners – a weak bench so to speak.
And, with Congress and Washington “This Town” life resuming tomorrow in D.C., Hillary is staking her claim.
Read all of Mark Steyn’s excellent post on Hillary Clinton and Benghazi.
A couple of days later, it fell to the 45th president-in-waiting to encapsulate the ethos of the age in one deft sound bite: What difference does it make? Hillary Clinton’s instantly famous riposte at the Benghazi hearings is such a perfect distillation that it surely deserves to be the national motto of the United States. They should put it on Paul Krugman’s trillion-dollar coin, and in the presidential oath: “Do you solemnly swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?” “Sure. What difference, at this point, does it make?” Well, it’s the difference between cool and reality – and, as Hillary’s confident reply appeared to suggest, and the delirious media reception of it confirmed, reality comes a poor second in the Obama era. The presumption of conservatives has always been that, one day, cold, dull reality would pierce the klieg-light sheen of Obama’s glamour. Indeed, that was the premise of Mitt Romney’s reductive presidential campaign. But, just as Beyoncé will always be way cooler than some no-name operatic soprano or a male voice choir, so Obama will always be cooler than a bunch of squaresville yawneroos boring on about jobs and debt and entitlement reform. Hillary’s cocksure sneer to Sen. Johnson of Wisconsin made it explicit. At a basic level, the “difference” is the difference between truth and falsity, but the subtext took it a stage further: no matter what actually happened that night in Benghazi, you poor sad loser Republicans will never succeed in imposing that reality and its consequences on this administration.