According to Fox News’ Rupert Murdoch, Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal may be slightly more serious than the Clinton campaign would have voters believe. Murdoch claims the private email server was hacked by Russia, China, and Israel for years, which is quite serious considering the type of communications that took place while Hillary worked for the U.S. State Department. Although the Obama administration is currently circling the wagons around Clinton, Murdoch believes the White House may have some “surprising alternatives” ready if the situation becomes much worse.
This past Friday, the U.S. State Department revealed that at least 22 emails contained top-secret information, but the Clinton campaign dismissed the emails as “overclassification run amok.” Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and House Representative Darrell Issa both claim FBI Director James Comey wants Hillary Clinton indicted even “as we speak,” but Comey is “being forced to triple-time make a case” due to the 2016 election.
It’s also highly doubted that the current attorney general underneath President Obama will take action.
“I’ve worked with both the last attorney general… and this attorney general, and I really don’t believe they’ll do it,” Issa stated. “Doing it, by definition, would end her run for president.”
As of this publishing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest has claimed the Department of Justice (DOJ) is not moving ahead with indictment “based upon what we know.” Any criminal charges referred by the FBI will need to go through Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, all of whom are Democrats hand-picked by Obama.
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The prevailing opinion is that the email server scandal will be swept under the rug, but more and more people are beginning to take it seriously. Previously, 2016 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders stated he was “sick and tired of hearing about damn emails,” but now he’s referring to the email server as a “serious issue” despite defending against the idea that Hillary broke the law.
The seriousness of the issue is largely based on what type of information was contained within the email server. While maintaining a private email server is technically not illegal, maintaining the government’s secrets upon said server is considered illegal. Robert Murdoch did not explain where he got his information from, but he apparently believes Russia, China, and Israel could have been intercepting top secret information for years.
“Hillary email breaches get very serious, even though certain Russia, China, Israel had the server hacked full time for years,” wrote Murdoch on Twitter this past Saturday.
In response, some followers attacked the Fox News owner, claiming Murdoch was hypocritical based upon the British phone hacking scandal. Others asked for the evidence for Murdoch’s assertion, while others supported the media mogul.
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) January 30, 2016
Critics have claimed that if anyone but Hillary had set up the private email server, then that person would have already been arrested, charged, and sentenced to years in prison. While Hillary is currently protected by the Obama administration, Murdoch claims this could change.
“Hillary email troubles get really serious. [White House] has surprising alternates if things get worse,” he wrote.
What do you think about Robert Murdoch’s comments? Do you think the FBI and the DOJ should have Hillary Clinton indicted?
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