There is a from The Hill today which cites some democratic strategists as being very, very concerned with the ongoing saga over Hillary Clinton’s email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. In recent days, the Clinton campaign has decided to turn over the entire server to the Justice Department for an ongoing investigation into whether she was passing top secret information over her personal email server in violation of federal law.

Report from The Hill:

Democrats are worried that the furor over Hillary Clinton’s private email server will be prolonged and intensified after her sudden move to hand it to the FBI.

The Clinton campaign’s decision to give up the server and a thumb-drive containing back-up copies of emails left Democrats scratching their heads as to why the former secretary of State had resisted turning over the server for months.

Coupled with new polls that suggest Clinton is vulnerable, Democrats are nearing full-on panic mode.

“I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.”

“Look, this is a classic example of the cover-up being ten times worse than the so-called crime — though in this case there wasn’t a crime,” said another progressive strategist.

“The culture of secrecy that has surrounded the Clintons — understandably in some cases — has now yielded a situation where she did something that wasn’t necessary and looks nefarious.”

The former secretary of State remains the odds-on favorite the win the party’s presidential nomination. But the pattern seen in the email controversy — months of stonewalling followed by an eventual concession — has stoked worries about her flaws as a candidate.

The slew of unimpressive poll numbers is exacerbating the situation. Some have shown slippage against her main left-wing rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Others have indicated her losing swing states against possible Republican opponents. Still others have revealed continuing weakness in her ratings on trustworthiness and favorability.

Is it really “panic mode?” That I’m not sure. We’re in the doldrums of August so the news is slow and reporters are reaching for stories. The panic mode on this will only begin if it becomes a bi-partisan issue and Democrats, such as Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley, also start attacking Hillary on the matter.

If the FBI turns up some incriminating evidence on the server, then all bets are off. However, assuming the server simply helps to backup what Hillary has already claimed, and the attacks only come from the Republican side of the aisle, then this issue may not amount to much.

Bottom line, it’s still ongoing and will dog the Clinton campaign for a while until it is resolved enough to get it out of the spotlight. I have to believe she would not have turned over the server if she thought there was evidence on it which would lead to an indictment or escalate the situation.

25 COMMENTS

  1. How can anyone trust Hillary at this point considering all of the baggage trailing her. And on top of that, she is obviously avoiding speaking in most types of open public forums. A candidate that wants to hide and win her party’s nomination by not speaking?? She’s trying to avoid making mistakes. How can this type of approach inspire anyone to have confidence in her ability to lead the country.

    • She waits for others to test the waters to find out what is attractive to the voters. She actually said once that she is Bernie Sanders. What she says and what she will do is questionable.

  2. Today’s news is that there were two “top secret” emails.

    I don’t blame her for hiding. First, she’s the front-runner, so why rock the boat. But second, she has given her opponents ammunition.

  3. Hillary’s next stop is Federal Prison — where she belongs, along with her cheating hubby, if there is any justice left in America!

    I’ve stated over a year ago many, many times that the ARROGANCE of Hillary running for the presidency will land her in the Big House — not the White House — for all the Clintons’ dirty laundry will THEN be scrutinized where eventually there’ll be a breaking point when even their most ardent sycophants will have to cut ties with the Clintons, and allow independent investigations to start.

    From Whitewater, to Benghazi to E-mail Gate — the ONLY question is how many years in Jail will Hillary spend (NOT, will another Clinton win anything)?

  4. Hitlery is screwed and she knows it. The big question is what will the Clintons do with all the millions they raised in their Clinton Foundation? Only $200 thousand has been spent on charitable causes. What about the remaining millions? Is it going to be tax free Clinton income for political campaigning or just tax free money in the Clinton’s bank account?

  5. She is just lying to herself, and spending others money running – what a waste of time and energy for everyone ! One more thing to put in her bucket of lies and deceit, she continues to tour and give fundraiser events that imo, is just another way of stealing from the people. She has zero chance of winning.

    • I agree. “Hillary Clinton found with postage stamps in her desk!! Who paid for those stamps? How was she going to use them? Are they counterfeit? And why is she paying 49 cents to use a quasi-government solution, when she could pay $16 to send it via private enterprise??”

      The fact that she had email is the biggest non-story ever, unless there’s something in there that matters.

  6. Hillary Clinton is finished — what will the Dems do now… pull an old rabbit out of the Dems magic hat… like the village idiot, Joe Biden, as her replacement?

    *Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest*

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/21/us-usa-election-clinton-emails-idUSKCN0QQ0BW20150821

    Time to show there is still justice in our nation — Hillary may have escaped Whitewater, Benghazi, the Clintons Foundation Scam, but E-Mail Gate MUST put her FINALLY in jail, where she and her husband have long belonged!

    • Did you forget about Bernie Sanders? A Bernie rally of 100,000 will be held probably in Oct. in DC.

      • Bernie Sanders is the only honest gentleman the Dems have — I respect him, though I completely disagree with his socialist views.

        The rest of the Dems are pure scum — with Hillary leading this heinous pack of rabid animals, closely followed by the village idiot Joe Biden….

        The only true patriot who can win the election is the Libertarian, running as republican — Rand Paul.

        If you want our Liberties to be saved and our Republic to be called Free again, Rand Paul is the ONLY CHOICE for US President !!!

        This is apodictic.

  7. More bad news for Hillary: David Kendall, the Clintons’ fanatical lawyer — may be in trouble, too!

    excerpt: “From Whitewater to impeachment, he [ David Kendall] has waged legal warfare to keep the Clintons’ political careers on track…”

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/from-whitewater-to-email-david-kendall-the-clintons%E2%80%99-dogged-lawyer/ar-BBm16eK

    Can we finally now say Bye-bye to Hillary’s narcissistic dream of occupying the White House — and instead say Hello to her going to Jail, where she and her hubby have belonged for a long while…?

    If there is any Real Justice left in America — YES!

    • America is broken — why else is Hillary not in Jail already (Whitewater, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation (big money “donations” from foreigners for big favors by Hillary), E-mail Gate), but instead is running around free trying to become US President?!?

      Justice for All..? No longer — now it means the high and mighty can get away with high crimes, only the little guy goes to jail for even the smallest infraction!

      Time to End this Sickness — Rand Paul, or Revolution!

  8. Yet another reason why Hillary must be put in Jail — *How Clinton Aide Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe* — by the Washington Post:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-huma-abedin-operated-at-the-center-of-the-clinton-universe/2015/08/27/cd099eee-4b32-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html

    Hillary’s narcissistic pursuit of the impossible — trying to become US President by hook-and-crook — will not only land her in Jail, but also a lot of the sycophantic apparatchiks that surrounded her will eventually get their comeuppances. Like Huma Abedin, Mrs. Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, and many more that broke The Law in order to cater to the Clintons, who think themselves Above Any Law!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/5/hillary-clinton-emails-lawyer-david-kendall-thumb-/?page=all

  9. Indications when we’ve finally saved our Nation:

    1) When both Clintons are put in Jail.
    2) When Kenyan-born Obama is put in Jail.
    3) When GW Bush is put in Jail.
    4) When Harry Reid is put in Jail.
    5) When Mitch McConnell is put in Jail.
    6) When the top members of the Federal Reserve Board are put in Jail, after shutting them down.
    7) When AIPAC is banned and their top leaders are put in Jail.
    8) When the IRS is eliminated.
    9) When the ATF is eliminated (regulating alcohol, tobacco and… firearms—that’s just asinine).
    10) When NO Drones fly over America…for any reason.
    11) When the TSA is eliminated (fondling 5-year-old blond girls to see if they have something dangerous is just sick and insane).
    12) When the Ever-growing-Alphabet-Soup of Federal Agencies are DISARMED (the US Constitution prohibits federal employees from carrying guns on the job).
    13) When all law-abiding US Citizens can carry guns ANYWHERE (the only instant guarantee to stop criminals or terrorists ON THE SPOT).
    14) When the US Dollar is RETURNED back to the Gold Standard (stopping the international and domestic malfeasance by the Money Lenders that are destroying OUR and the world’s economy with their shenanigans).
    15) When we Stop all Wars — for they only benefit the Israel, never the USA.

    These are just a few of the steps needed to save our Free Republic from the pernicious Anti-American Criminals that have gotten hold of Our OWN Government, Media and Finance!

    The path is hard, for it is an uphill battle against these International Financiers — who own most of our Politicians, our Media and all our Debt.

    But once these Monsters are now exposed by the free internet, the Owned Media can no longer put the lid that has existed for hundreds of years (make this viral):

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/26/pity-the-american-people-for-they-live-in-a-jewish-run-democracy/

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