While Hillary Clinton made news a few days ago by calling millions of Americans who support Donald Trump a “basket of deplorables”, a recent Wikileaks dump of thousands of emails shows exactly who she and her staff considerable a part of the deplorable group.
The questions is, with less than a month till the election, is there enough time to get these facts out to the voting public?
In these communications between Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta and other campaign staffers, Podesta openly mocks Catholics, Southerners and a host of other groups for their religious beliefs.
Anyone who has taken the time to read even a small percentage of the thousands of emails must be stunned by the vitriol that makes up the Clinton alternate universe that is carefully hidden from the very people she disdains.
House Speaker and practicing Catholic, Paul Ryan, released a statement after reading the email exchange, “If anything, these statements reveal the Clinton campaign’s hostile attitude toward people of faith in general,” said Ryan, in a released statement. “All Americans of faith should take a long, hard look at this and decide if these are the values we want to be represented in our next president. If Hillary Clinton continues to employ people with biased and bigoted views, it’s clear where her priorities are.”
Now Clinton must answer to the charge her team destroyed around 30,000 emails after being under subpoena from the FBI. Judicial Watch, a conservative-leaning group has been granted the right to force Clinton to answer in writing 25 specific questions the creation and operation of the private server system kept in the basement of her Chappaqua, N.Y. home while Secretary of State. These questions also concern steps taken by her staff.
Clinton’s written testimony will offer the most extensive insight into her personal knowledge of the email controversy to date.
Among the questions posed by Judicial Watch are:
- Describe the creation of your clintonemail.com email account, including who decided to create it, when it was created, why it was created, and, if you did not set up the account yourself, who set it up for you.
- Were you ever advised, cautioned, or warned, was it ever suggested, or did you ever participate in any communication, conversation, or meeting in which it was discussed that your use of a clintonemail.com email account to conduct official State Department business conflicted with or violated federal recordkeeping laws.
- Why did you continue using your clintonemail.com email account to conduct official State Department business after agreeing on November 13, 2010 to “get a separate address or device?”
- After you left office, did you believe you could alter, destroy, disclose, or use email you sent or received concerning official State Department business as you saw fit? If not, why not?Assuming Clinton complies with a court order to respond to these questions, her answers will provide the most extensive insight we have yet to have of her personal knowledge of the email controversy to date.
House Republicans have revealed that Clinton’s staff used a digital deletion tool called BleachBit to perform, what is called in the cyber community, an “acid wash” that permanently destroyed tens of thousands of emails.
But the emails released by WikiLeaks after a hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s private account are now public record and BleachBit can’t protect Clinton from these.
In addition to making fun of Catholics for their religious beliefs these emails show Podesta disparaging Sen. Bernard Sanders’ supporters as “self-righteous” whiners, calling Bill Richardson and other Hispanic party leaders “needy Latinos,” labeling CNN anchor Jake Tapper with an unprintable explicative, and even ridiculing longtime Clinton supporter, Sidney Blumenthal.
The email about CNN news anchor Jake Tapper is interesting since he is by far the most balanced reporter on CNN, an otherwise tool for the Clinton campaign.
The sheer volume of insults in the trove of emails has left the Clinton campaign unable or unwilling to respond. Their answer to these revelations is to shift the focus to the Russians hack of DNC records and imply collusion between them and Donald Trump.
This, in itself, is interesting, since several of the emails designated Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump as the only Republicans that Clinton had any chance of beating in the general election.
But in the end, it may not be her indiscretions while leading the State Department that brings Clinton down but her attitude toward one of her strongest support bases. The Clinton campaign’s biggest problem may be its assault on Catholics since, unlike Evangelicals, Clinton cannot win without the Catholic vote.
Prominent Catholic organizations have called on Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, to resign after the surfacing of messages showing her making fun of the faith.
As of yet the Clinton campaign has done nothing but call for shooting the messenger rather than confirm or deny what is recorded in those emails. If we get the word out to enough people, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is doomed.
~American Liberty Report