She might not have had much to say on this scandal, but what she did say is quite important.
Do not let Mrs. Clinton forget this scandal as we head into the 2016 election. If she wants to subvert oversight, why should she ever be granted the powers of the presidency?
“I want to thank the United Nations for hosting today’s events and putting the challenge of gender equality front and center on the international agenda … this remains the great unfinished business of the 21st Century.”
This opening remark attempts to frame Hillary, herself, as a victim of some kind of gender inequality. She’s attempting to plant the seed in the listener’s mind that she is only being questioned on her emails because she is a woman.
As for ‘gender equality’ being the ‘great unfinished business of the 21st century’, we would argue that global poverty and vast economic inequality (caused by Anglo-American oligarchical interests promoting neoliberalism, not ‘the patriarchy’) is also a ‘great unfinished business of the 21st century’.
“I opted, for convenience, to use my personal email account.”
This line should tell you everything you need to know. Is she suggesting that it was convenient to bypass government standards and oversight? If so, for what reason? She says it was to avoid carrying too many devices. Perhaps, she is unfamiliar with linking email accounts to the same inbox?
Ignorance is no defence for this attempt to subvert oversight – not for a person wishing to attain the office of US presidency.
“The vast majority of my work emails went to government employees at their government addresses, which meant they were captured and preserved immediately on the system at the State Department.”
Unfortunately, the vast majority does not mean everything. What ‘work emails’ were sent elsewhere and why? Let’s not forget that Mrs. Clinton’s definition of work should extend far beyond the government, with a $225,000 speech service and the Clinton Foundation.
To what degree are the lines blurred for Clinton on the issue of conflicts of interest?
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