Trump, Pompeo create distraction with fresh – and bogus – probe of Hillary aides’ emails
The Trump administration is investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email, reviving a politically toxic matter that overshadowed the 2016 election, current and former officials said.
As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials. Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations, according to letters reviewed by The Washington Post. …
To many of those under scrutiny, including some of the Democratic Party’s top foreign policy experts, the recent flurry of activity surrounding the Clinton email case represents a new front on which the Trump administration could be accused of employing the powers of the executive branch against perceived political adversaries.
The reaction on social media has been – well, I’m sure you can guess.
Donald Trump, a man obsessed with Hillary Clinton’s private email server, hid his politically problematic transcripts on a secret computer system meant for national security matters. https://t.co/qw9th4mdtA via @HuffPostPol
— Joe (@joemac1114) September 29, 2019
It’s so pathetic…the info was only classified retroactively (and politically) after the whistleblower complaint, so sorry but they can’t comply with a changed classification except by time machine, and the statute of limitations is past!
It’s a further abuse of power.
— America, you’re in danger girl… (@OverUnderClover) September 29, 2019
Hillary testified for 11 hours under oath about her emails. Let Trump agree to testify before Congress if he has nothing to hide.
— Ray (@Ray2356) September 29, 2019
— Keep It Simple (@JoyceDiVi) September 29, 2019
Remember when Republicans were super offended by Hillary's email server…ya…well…now they are ok with secret servers because…you know….leaks…or something.
Hypocrite ass Jim Jordan
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) September 29, 2019
Pompeo re-hashing Hillary's emails is more of a firecracker not a bombshell.. lotta noise but nothing really explosive to be found💀 pic.twitter.com/bNMqVcHp8X
— JCBlues13 (@JC_Blues13) September 29, 2019
And don’t expect the Sunday pundits to be helpful…
Wtf?! #SoftballInterview @margbrennan Ask him how they were planning on impeaching Hillary before election or his statements in video on impeachment or why he had a problem with Hillary’s emails but not Trump’s phone calls! #ReplaceMargaretBrennan @FaceTheNation @CBSPolitics https://t.co/tUbWKwpuio
— Michelle (@darmagirl24) September 29, 2019
… with the shocking exception of Chris Wallace!
“You have your non-answer” — watch Chris Wallace grill Stephen Miller about why Trump thought it was appropriate to use his private attorney to dig up dirt on Biden — and not let Miller get away with obfuscating. pic.twitter.com/wKr1fpIX5Z
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 29, 2019
Ouch – THAT left a mark!