The Finger Pointing Begins

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Hillary Clinton is now pointing the emailgate finger at her lawyers:

Hillary now admits that she never exercised any judgment to determine what constitutes a federal record. Instead, somewhat astonishingly, Hillary didn’t review a single e-mail to determine what she had to preserve and what she could delete. When asked by Todd whether she could say with 100 percent certainty that she didn’t delete anything that she was supposed to preserve, Mrs. Clinton responded: “All I can tell you is that when my attorneys conducted this exhaustive process, I [did] not participate. . . . I didn’t look at them.”

But the State Department is pointing the finger at Hillary:

The State Department has told Senate investigators that it didn’t provide Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lawyer with a secure-enough method to read now-highly classified material from her homebrew email server because it didn’t anticipate that the messages would be deemed so secret.

In July, State Department officials installed a safe at the office of attorney David Kendall after the government determined some of Clinton’s emails may have contained classified information. But it said last week the safe wasn’t suitable for so-called top secret, sensitive compartmented information, known as TS/SCI, which the government has said was found in some messages.

But former SecState Madeline Albright says the problem lies with State and their tricksy classification system:

The former secretary of state argued that Clinton, whom she has already endorsed for president in 2016, faced difficulties because “every agency has a somewhat different definition of what’s classified and under what circumstances and is it ex post facto classified.”

And Bill Clinton? Why, he blames Republicans. And maybe Barack Obama:

“I have never seen so much expended on so little,” Mr. Clinton said in a taped interview with Fareed Zakaria that is scheduled to be shown Sunday on CNN. The network released excerpts on Saturday afternoon.

“She said she was sorry that her personal email caused all this confusion,” Mr. Clinton said. “And she’d like to give the election back to the American people. I think it will be all right. But it’s obvious what happened.”

“This is just something that has been a regular feature of all of our presidential campaigns, except in 2008 for unique reasons,” Mr. Clinton said, without elaborating on why he believed that President Obama had not faced similar Republican-led efforts to derail his candidacy.

If Team Clinton ever had any message discipline on emailgate, that’s all over now. We’re in Goat Rodeo Country from here on out, and you know what messy good fun those can be.

Meanwhile Bernie Sanders is laughing his way towards the top of Democratic primary voter polls.

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