The news feeds have been clogged up by hurricanes and the position of people’s knees for the past week. So, you may not have heard about the ongoing Trump email scandal. Apparently, a few people in Trump’s crew used private email accounts for their businesses. Naturally, the left’s jumped on that story. They’re trying to compare it to a certain hot sauce-loving spawn of Satan’s previous email scandals.
Private email accounts are reportedly alive and well in the Trump White House. Stories in recent days have linked the use of private accounts to many top staffers, with the New York Times naming six Monday evening: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Stephen Miller, Gary Cohn and former top aides Reince Priebus and Stephen K. Bannon.
This, for obvious reasons, has Hillary Clinton supporters apoplectic.
To be fair, Hillary Clinton supporters’ factory setting is “apoplectic.”
But let’s take a step back. Clinton’s private email issue is often vastly oversimplified, and the two situations just aren’t analogous at this point.
But even that isn’t why Clinton’s emails were such a big issue. As the Times’s Matt Apuzzo and Maggie Haberman noted in their story, her private emails were problematic 1) because she set up her own server and used private email exclusively, and 2) because she was discussing potentially sensitive national security matters on that private server. That latter one was the big one — and the focus of the FBI investigation — because it meant classified information could potentially have been jeopardized.
No, you’re not seeing things. These are real Washington Post quotes. I wasn’t expecting to see that, myself.
Normally, the mainstream media will take shots at Trump and his posse, regardless of facts. It’s quite refreshing when we see them actually doing their job and telling the truth. Despite the left’s lust for a “GOTCHA!” moment against Trump, this one’s a total false alarm. Back to the drawing board, with you.
There’s only one problem with the Post’s analysis of this so-called scandal. They stopped too short. There’s a pretty big difference between the occasional email from a private account and 10,000 emails from your own private server. Ten-thousand emails Hill-dawg destroyed before being investigated, I might add. Then, there’s the secret tarmac meetings with her investigators. Not to mention the actual content of her emails.
Did Trump’s squad do something wrong? Yes. Private accounts are a no bueno for government employees. Thems the rules. But, let’s not pretend their screw-ups are even remotely close to the criminal activities of that pantsuited she-beast. Or that any of this excuses Hill’s rampant criminality.
New information could come to light that makes this situation more scandalous. Until then, it’s frankly an insult to Hillary’s duplicitous ways to compare the two. Like comparing Sprite to Tequila. Or Margot Robbie to Amy Schumer. Stop it.