The Associated Press has sued the State Department to force the release of government documents and emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State, an action taken a day after she defended her use of a private email account to conduct business and after six formal attempts by the news agency to obtain records.
“After careful deliberation and exhausting our other options, The Associated Press is taking the necessary legal steps to gain access to these important documents, which will shed light on actions by the State Department and former Secretary Clinton, a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, during some of the most significant issues of our time,” AP General Counsel Karen Kaiser said in a statement.
“The press is a proxy for the people, and AP will continue its pursuit of vital information that’s in the public interest through this action and future open records requests,” Kaiser said.
Good luck, Karen. You and your AP comrades may find some juicy tidbits but I doubt it. Hillary is one step ahead of everybody. And that ‘s exactly why she’ll be our next President.
Former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is experienced. She is smart, confident and determined to return to the White House as our 45th President.
The email scandal is no scandal. Hillary’s stated reason for using her own server is “convenience” just to rub it in the face of pundits demanding an explanation. Her true reason is control. There was no hard and fast rule or precedent. Owning, maintaining and monitoring your own internet traffic is smart and may become the preferred method.
Meta data mining poses serious threats to our individual security and to our national security. Complicating matters is the fact that NSA is so deeply embedded into all facets of the internet and we face daily threats from the North Koreans, the Chinese and rogue hacks.
Hillary assessed her situation long before any of us. Before accepting her job as Secretary of State, she decided to leave another Presidential run on the table. The servers were already in place. By anticipating and managing potential vulnerabilities ahead of time, without incurring any blatant violations of law, she’s demonstrating her acuteness of thought and her commitment to win in 2016.
But if it makes AP feel better to sue, then sue. But, FYI, the press is not a proxy for the public anymore. Even the press is agenda driven.