"First, Clinton continues to do Republicans’ work for them, painting a portrait of deception and dishonesty. Second, it makes the “inevitability” theme sound more like a complaint [that] Democrats are stuck with her"
Trey Gowdy on “Face the Nation”: “Huge Gaps...” "...months long..." on Benghazi E-mails — So Much for the “Release” of 55,000 E-mail “Documents” until recently secretly held by Hillary Clinton
On “Meet the Press,” Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “...[T]he silence is going to hurt her”; and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): "Did she communicate on behalf of The Clinton Foundation as Secretary of State? Did she call the terrorist attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack in real time? I want to know. And the one thing I’ll never agree to is let the State Department tell us what e-mails we should receive, or let her and her team tell us. Some independent group should do that."
TREY GOWDY TALKS ABOUT MISSING E-MAILS — WANTS COMPLETE RECORDAppearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” yesterday, “...Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, criticize[d] Hillary Clinton's lack of transparency over Benghazi emails.” (See “Trey Gowdy: ‘Huge gaps’ in Clinton's Libya-related emails” [CBS video link], 3/8/15, CBS New/ Face The Nation
According to Poltico’s report on Gowdy’s Sunday morning TV interview on the CBS “Face the Nation” program, “... [i]n the batch of emails handed over to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Gowdy said there’s no record of any communication on the day that Clinton was famously photographed wearing sunglasses and typing on her Blackberry. *** ‘We have no emails from that trip,’ he said. ‘It strains credibility to believe that if you’re on your way to…to discuss Libyan policy that there’s not a single document that’s been turned over to Congress.’...”
(See “Trey Gowdy sees months-long gaps in Clinton emails” by Adam Sneed,
3/8/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/trey-gowdy-sees-months-long-gaps-in-clinton-emails-115871.html]). Politco also reported that Gowdy said this: “... Clinton is welcome to release all of the emails she archived while serving as Secretary of State, but she doesn’t get to decide what’s in the public record and what isn’t....”
Now, with Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy's well-stated allegations of missing Benghazi E-mails, Hillary Clinton is wide open to comparisons with Richard Nixon and Watergate. How will Hillay's "...months long gap..." stack up against Nixon's "...eighteen minute gap..." ? All of that will be more than merely "fair comment "; it will ultimately be a cosmic moral symmetry and "fair treatment" for her and her supporters.
JENNIFER RUBIN DOES “SNL” AND SUNDAY MORNING SHOWS RUNDOWN IN WA-PO COLUMN“When ‘Saturday Night Live’ skewered Al Gore’s performance in the 2000 debates and Tina Fey seemed to become more like Sarah Palin than Palin herself, you knew there was an understanding about these figures so familiar that people would, well, get the joke. The comedy does not work unless the assumption is widely held, even if it is strenuously denied by the victim’s supporters. So, too, it is becoming with Hillary Clinton. *** The fake laugh, the overly deliberated and failed attempt to “relate,” and the voracious quest for power....” (See “Hillary Clinton’s scandals define her” by Jennifer Rubin, 3/9/15, The Washington Post/ On the Right [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2015/03/09/hillary-clintons-scandals-define-her/]).
Rubin went on to tell us that “... Sadly for Clinton, you got pretty much the same analysis [as ‘SNL’] from pundits. And the critics were all over the Sunday talk shows. Chris Wallace stripped the bark off Lanny Davis. Establishment pundits extraordinaire Mark Halperin and John Heilemann slammed Clinton [on the ABC Stephanopoulos show, ‘This Week’] .... On ‘Meet the Press,’ taking Clinton to task were both Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ... and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) And finally, on ‘Face the Nation’... Trey Gowdy... and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [raising National Security concerns and susceptibility of Hillary’s E-mails to cyber attacks] we’ll find out in the coming weeks just what the legal situation is with regard to that.’... So in a sense, Clinton made all the Sunday shows, albeit in a way no candidate wants to. The furor has some immediate consequences. First, Clinton continues to do Republicans’ work for them, painting a portrait of deception and dishonesty. Second, it makes the “inevitability” theme sound more like a complaint [that]Democrats are stuck with her....”