Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton has a new SCANDAL on her hands

Although it's been buried under a great number of newsworthy stories, Hillary Clinton has a new scandal on her hands that reinforces every Clinton stereotype you've heard.

In 2011, when she was serving as secretary of state, Clinton and her top staff chose a major donor with no qualifications for an important national security panel. Not only that, but they also hurried through a top-secret clearance for him.

According to emails released under a Freedom of Information request by the group Citizens United, State Department staff were pressured to fast-track the high security clearance for Rajiv Fernando, a 29-year-old securities trader who had given $5 million for the Clinton Foundation and has raised money for Clinton's current campaign....

Although it is not the most egregious case of Clinton corruption, this one bears all of its characteristic features: the sale of political access, a lack of care with national secrets and secretive behavior in an effort to cover up.

The sale of this position and security clearance to a benefactor of the Clinton family not only demonstrates that Clinton is for sale, but also once again impugns her trustworthiness when it comes to the handling of classified information. This is why even many of the voters who will ultimately pull the lever for her still view her as a dishonest person.