Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Hillary Clinton Edition)

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For those who seek to dismiss our concerns about the security of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails by telling us not to worry our pretty little heads about the issue, some sobering words from someone who has forgotten more about information gathering than they will ever learn:

Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell said that he believes some foreign intelligence agencies possess the contents of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

“I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses,” Morell said Friday in an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show.

“I don’t think that was a very good judgment,” he added of Clinton’s decision to use the private server for official State Department business. “I don’t know who gave her that advice, but it was not good advice.”

“She’s paying a price for it now,” Morell said of the server. “It was not good.”

This fact cannot be stressed enough: A leading candidate for the presidency–indeed, the putative next president of the United States–put national secrets and national security at risk by insisting on using her own homebrew e-mail service to send and receive messages. And she compounded that disastrous error with multiple lies, and more evidence of skulduggery.

I have written it before, and will write it again: No one who has done what Hillary Clinton has done has any business whatsoever being president of the United States. No one. I know that there are many Clinton partisans who want to wish this issue away and/or want to claim that it doesn’t amount to anything serious. These people either don’t know any better, or they have chosen to throw whatever is left of their integrity under the bus. Why should we take them seriously?

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