AT MIDNIGHT 9/22 – 9/23, HILLARY CLINTON’S E-MAILS WERE AMONG THE TOP STORIES FOR THE GOOGLE SEARCH: “HILLARY CLINTON NEWS”
REPORT OF FBI’S RECOVERY OF “PRIVATE” AND “WORK RELATED” E-MAILS FROM HILLARY CLINTON’S PERSONAL SERVER MAKES THE WHOLE E-MAIL STORY “NEW” AGAIN
TEAM-HILLARY’S RESPONSE OF “CONTINUING TO COOPERATE WITH THE FBI” IS - AT BEST - TEPID
AT THE SAME TIME, THE DES MOINES REGISTER RAISES ANOTHER PROBLEMATIC DISCREPANCY IN HILLARY’S NARRATIVE ABOUT HER E-MAILS – AND HILLARY IS UNABLE TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT
Hillary Clinton’s E-mails are again back at the top of the news. This time it’s all about FBI investigative technicians being able to “recover” at least some of the E-Mails that the Democratic Presidential candidate had said she erased when she first address the E-mails issue back in March of this year.
MY MOST RECENT GOOGLE SEARCHAccording to the folks at Google, these were the top responses to an inquiry for “Hillary Clinton News”:
“... Clinton disputes report of new email discrepancy – DesMoinesRegister.com - 2 hours ago
Another apparent discrepancy has arisen in what Hillary Clinton has said about her emails.
Investigators Find Emails Hillary Clinton Said Were Erased – New York Times - 2 hours ago
FBI Said to Recover Personal E-Mails From Hillary Clinton Server – Bloomberg - 5 hours ago....” (See “Hillary Clinton News Google” 9/23/15, Google [https://www.google.com/search?q=Hillary+Clinton+News&oq=Hillary+Clinton+News&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i65l3j0.7718j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8]).
NY TIMES COVERAGEAccording to a report by Schmidt at the New York Times — “WASHINGTON — F.B.I. investigators have recovered work-related and personal emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton said had been deleted from the server that housed the personal account she used exclusively when she was secretary of state, according to two government officials....” ( See “Investigators Find Emails Hillary Clinton Said Were Erased” by Michael S. Schmidt, 9/22/15 [9/23/15 print editions], NY Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/us/politics/investigators-find-emails-hillary-clinton-said-were-erased.html?_r=0]).
In addition to crediting Bloomberg News for breaking to story, the Schmidt-Times article went on to say, in part, the following: “.... The F.B.I. is looking into how classified information was handled in connection with the account. It was not clear whether the entire trove of roughly 60,000 emails had been found on the server, but one official said it had not been very hard for the F.B.I. to recover the messages.... The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation. The recovery of the emails was first reported by Bloomberg News.... Mrs. Clinton and her lawyer have said that the server’s contents were deleted last year after her aides determined which emails were personal and which were work-related and should be provided to the State Department. In March, a House committee asked Mrs. Clinton to give the server to a third party to determine whether she had turned over all of the work-related emails....”
BLOOMBERG NEWS COVERAGEThe original story broke on the Bloomberg News site with this: “The FBI has recovered personal and work-related e-mails from the private computer server used by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, according to a person familiar with the investigation.... The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s success at salvaging personal e-mails that Clinton said had been deleted raises the possibility that the Democratic presidential candidate’s correspondence eventually could become public. The disclosure of such e-mails would likely fan the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system for official business.... The FBI is investigating how and why classified information ended up on Clinton’s server. The probe probably will take at least several more months, according to the person, who described the matter on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing and deals with sensitive information.... A review by Clinton and her aides determined that about half of the 60,000 e-mails she exchanged during her four-year tenure as secretary of state were of a personal nature, the presidential candidate has said.... Those e-mails, she said, mostly dealt with planning for Chelsea’s wedding, yoga routines and condolence messages.... Clinton said the personal e-mails were deleted from the server and her staff turned over paper copies of the remaining work-related e-mails in December to the State Department for processing and archiving. The FBI obtained Clinton’s server from the Colorado-based company managing it....” (See “FBI Said to Recover Personal E-Mails From Hillary Clinton Server” by Wilber Del Quentin, 9/22/15, Bloomberg News [http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-09-22/fbi-said-to-recover-personal-e-mails-from-hillary-clinton-server]).
ALSO ADDITIONAL COVERAGE OF THE FBI STORY IN RIGHT WING MEDIAIn addition to the material discussed above, several “Republican,” conservative and right-leaning outlets have also jumped on this news lead about the FBI’s recovery of the Hillary’s deleted E-mails....
DES MOINES REGISTER ARTICLE REPORTS ON ANOTHER APPARENT DISCREPANCY IN HILLARY CLINTON'S E-MAIL NARRATIVEThe Des Moines Register’s report relates to a completely different story, which is also quite problematic for the Democrat front-runner for the presidency. According to Jennifer Jacobs report in the Register, “Another apparent discrepancy has arisen in what Hillary Clinton has said about her emails.... When The Des Moines Register asked her about the latest twist in the private server saga on Tuesday, she said she had no new answers.... Just before Clinton sat down for a 105-minute meeting with the Register's editorial board, the Washington Post posted a news story that said the State Department's request for her emails was ‘prompted entirely by the discovery that Clinton had exclusively used a private e-mail system.’... That contradicts what Clinton has been saying, which is that agency officials asked her for her emails as part of a benign, general record-keeping effort to sweep up ‘everything from other secretaries of state, not just me,’ as she said Sunday.... (See “Clinton disputes report of new email discrepancy” by Jennifer Jacobs, 9/22/15, The Des Moines Register [http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/09/22/clinton-on-conflicting-explanations-about-her-emails-i-cant-answer-that/72651534/]).
This is where the rubber meets the road – and where Hillary has a real problem: “.... After the editorial board meeting, a Register reporter asked Clinton if she could explain the discrepancy between her characterization of why she turned over the emails and the State Department's.... ‘I don't know that. I can't answer that,’ Clinton answered. ‘All I know is that they sent the same letter to everybody. That's my understanding.’...”
WE’LL HAVE TO SEE ABOUT THAT NOW – WON’T WE.....