House Subpoenas Hillary's Emails

The House has subpoenaed Hillary Clinton's emails.

Use of a private email system wasn't against the law. There was no prohibition on using a private email account for official business, as long as the emails are preserved. There's no indication she reviewed classified information via email. There's no indication (unlike with Dick Cheney, Gov. Scott Walker, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and George W. Bush) any emails are missing, hidden or intentionally destroyed. During the Bush Administration, 22 million emails went missing.[More...]

When the State Department asked former Secretaries of State to turn in their emails, Hillary is the only one who complied. Her emails aren't missing. Any email she sent to someone at the State Department would also be on the State Department system.

Apparently, John Kerry is the first Secretary of State to use the State Department's email system.

Hillary rivals and Republicans say "How can we be sure?" The answer is simple: There's no reason to believe she's lying. If you don't trust her, then by all means don't vote for her, if she runs. But unless someone can point to something she hid, or some law (as opposed to a recommended internal policy)she broke, give it a rest.

I still lean towards thinking she isn't running for President. It hardly seems worth the aggravation given the lightening rod she is to Republicans. The e-mail brouhaha is a good example. If she doesn't run, I sure hope someone other than Joe Biden steps in.

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    Oh, and everybody (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 07:51:32 PM EST
    is a lightening rod for the GOP. They think they are entitled to the presidency.

    I know - every time I am so disgusted (none / 0) (#13)
    by ruffian on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:38:49 PM EST
    that I don't want Hillary to run just because I can't take any more of the Clinton Derangement Syndrome, I remember the Birthers and all the other idiocies they came up with about Obama, and realize no one will be immune.

    Absolutely right (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 10:19:45 PM EST
    it doesn't matter who it is.  I think Hillary knows this.  Probably better than anyone.  And I think she is running.

    I think she will run and win (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Jack203 on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:21:40 PM EST
    If for nothing else, to be the first women president.

    I thnk you are right (none / 0) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 10:22:35 PM EST
    but not for that reason.  How could anyone walk away from such a possibility but I think she thinks she could be a great president.  And so do I.

    Of course (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 07:50:01 PM EST
    the jihadis in the house are going to jump on this and I'm sure she knew it was coming. She didn't spend 8 years having Ken Starr pilfer around in her underwear drawers for nothing.

    Hmmm . . . my understanding is (none / 0) (#3)
    by nycstray on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 07:52:09 PM EST
    she turned these emails over a couple months ago when asked, so are they subpoenaing emails they already have?

    Probably (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 07:54:38 PM EST
    as seen by all their so called investigations over the years they aren't the sharpest tools in the tool box.

    hmm (none / 0) (#5)
    by The Addams Family on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 08:24:03 PM EST
    i thought i was the only one who was thinking Hillary won't run

    i have been thinking this for a while, & not for any particular reason - just a spidey sense

    i suspect we're getting a Republican president next time - that's usually what happens after one party has held the White House for two terms

    also, for a number of reasons, the Democrats have or are perceived to have a bench that is not deep

    maybe the "emerging Democratic majority" is not quite ready to emerge

    The emerging Democratic Majority (none / 0) (#6)
    by MKS on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 08:51:38 PM EST
    is based on demographics, so I would not over react to this email brouhaha....

    I will say that the press hits Hillary harder than anyone else.....


    my sense that Hillary is not running (none / 0) (#7)
    by The Addams Family on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:07:01 PM EST
    has nothing to do with these e-mails - as i said, i have had this thought for some time

    Could be, but every indication (none / 0) (#10)
    by MKS on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:29:37 PM EST
    is that she is running...

    i hope she does (none / 0) (#11)
    by The Addams Family on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:30:40 PM EST
    i said she wouldn't run shortly after chelsea got (none / 0) (#15)
    by cpinva on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 10:22:25 PM EST
    got married. Chelsea would get pregnant, and both hill & bill would want to stay home and be grandparents. the only part of my prediction that has yet to come to pass, is that she hasn't officially announced she's not running, first female president or not. she still has time to make the gop squirm, and she's enjoying every moment of it.

    Hmmm, haven't noticed that Hill and Bill are (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by nycstray on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 11:17:32 PM EST
    staying home being grandparents now that the baby is here. Why would they? It's really not the norm as they haven't retired . . . . all 3 are working together, among other things . . .

    What Hillary's emails really reveal (none / 0) (#8)
    by Politalkix on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:18:16 PM EST
    She has to (none / 0) (#12)
    by FlJoe on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 09:38:24 PM EST
    be running. She knows she is sucking up money and oxygen from all the other Democrats. At this point she has no need to be coy and stand in the way of other Democrats. Unlike the pack of grifters, demagogues and con-men on the Republican side, she has no need to prove anything to the world and she is certainly is set for life financially.

    I think HRC would make a decent president but I also  often  think

    It hardly seems worth the aggravation given the lightening rod she is to Republicans.
    she of course knows exactly what she is facing and seems to be energized rather then discouraged about it.

    she can give all that money to another (none / 0) (#17)
    by cpinva on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 10:26:01 PM EST
    candidate, when she announces she's not going to run, and urge all her supporters to turn that energy to the actual democratic nominee. she's got a good 6 more months to play with the republicans, and see how many of them she can get to go publicly lunatic, before she realistically needs to pull the plug.

    hell, let her have her fun, she's earned it.


    Classified Emails (none / 0) (#19)
    by Slado on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 11:33:00 PM EST
    so our Secretary of State never sent nor received an email with classified information during her four years on the job?

    I only ask because she only used her personal email and never had a secure email setup for her according to what the State Department has said to this point.  

    YouTube - Harf answers questions at State

    So what was the system?  Did she let her staff and anyone she ever dealt with know that she could not receive these types of emails and if they would like to send them to her to send them to her assistant so they could be printed out and read to her later?

    Vice versa did she then dictate classified information to a staffer for them to email out for her with their properly secured email address? They also I suppose couldn't copy her.  

    Doesn't sound very efficient but maybe this didn't happen very often?  I mean she was only the Secretary of State.