Thursday, June 02, 2016

Pathetic excuses and endless stonewalls: The Clintons’ version of the truth


By Post Editorial Board

June 1, 2016 | 8:27pm

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Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills in 2010.

In her sworn testimony made public this week, longtime Clinton aide Cheryl Mills proved that Team Hillary won’t give up an ounce of truth without a fight.

Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, was deposed by lawyers for Judicial Watch, the watchdog that has driven most of the key revelations about Clinton’s email transgressions.

Juiciest of all was Mills’ excuse for Clinton’s failure to turn over her emails, all official government information, on leaving office: There was “a lot going on.”

“The secretary was not only transitioning, there had been a — we had lost our first ambassador [Christopher Stevens, in the Benghazi terrorist attack] in quite some time, and we were stepping through the sets of issues associated with that,” Mills said.

Hmm. But then Clinton sat on the emails for two years, only handing them over after hackers revealed her secret setup.

In fact, the record’s clear that she “went home-brew” precisely to frustrate Freedom of Information Act requests. Worse, Clinton and her inner circle all signed agreements promising to safeguard classified info — then winked as the private server put those secrets at risk.

The rest of Mills’ testimony was just as tendentious, including 40 answers of “I don’t recall” and 182 of “I don’t know.” And the seven attorneys accompanying her objected to roughly 250 questions.

Even when sworn to tell the truth, Hillary & Co. are all about the stonewall.



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