Hillary Clinton, Private Email Servers And The Lack Of Trust

A Brief History of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton. The name alone ushers in a whirlwind of controversy, which Hillary has found herself in time and time again. In case you live under a rock, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is best known for serving as the First Lady to the 42nd President, Bill Clinton. From 2001 to 2009, Hillary served as a United States Senator from New York. In early 2007 she announced that she was running for president but, in 2008, conceded to Barack Obama who was vying for the Democratic nomination. After that, she went on to become a U.S Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and now she’s running for president again.

This 2016 election has so far been a blood-thirsty battle with no stone unturned for any of the candidates, Democratic or Republican. When the name ‘Hillary Clinton’ is mentioned, you might think of one of two things, Benghazi or her private email server, although the two are not mutually exclusive. Not everyone believes what she says either. A national poll released earlier this month from Quinnipiac University (http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2307) estimates that 60 percent of voters in the United States do not view Clinton as honest or trustworthy while only 36 percent trust her.


So why is that? It all started on September 11th, 2012, when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. A lot of people are skeptical about whether or not she had prior warnings of the attack, and if she could have done more to stop it.

The Private Email Servers

The news broke in March 2015 that Hillary had exclusively used her family’s private email server for her official email communications while she was Secretary of State, instead of using official State Department email accounts maintained on Federal government servers. She also deleted 32,000 emails that she considered private and not for public consumption.

Late last month, even more news broke that her private email server contained classified information, so says the intelligence community. The email is part of an almost 8,000-page document that was dumped earlier this month alongside an estimated 54,000 pages that have been released since March.

The Hypocrisy of Sex Abuse

On November 22nd of this year, Hillary’s official Twitter page sent out the following tweet: “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” She went on to say that “Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence,” after being called out by a young woman during a campaign event in Nashua, NH earlier this month.

A lot of people are up in arms at the hypocrisy of this statement as Hillary’s own husband, former President Bill Clinton has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple women and there is also evidence that Hillary Clinton may have also slandered a sexual abuse victim and used immoral tactics to get the defendant in Clinton’s first defense case a lesser sentence as a 27-year-old lawyer (mind you the victim was only 12-years-old in Arkansas at the time of the alleged sexual abuse). Listen to the newly unearthed audiotapes from the case here: http://freebeacon.com/politics/audio-hillary-clinton-speaks-of-defense-of-child-rapist-in-newly-unearthed-tapes/.

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