In an appearance on Fox News’ “Special Report” Thursday night, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said the issues facing Hillary Clinton about her emails is “not over” and has “long legs.” Citing the the impending lawsuit against the State Department by the Associated Press and investigations by the House, Krauthammer says the problems facing the former secretary of state won’t be going away any time soon.
Krauthammer added that Clinton either committed a felony or perjury, depending on whether she signed government documents or not, echoing a point made by fellow panelist Judge Andrew Napolitano. (RELATED: Hillary Used Unshielded Phone, Didn’t Sign Exit Documents)
KRAUTHAMMER: It’s not over. It’s got legs. It’s got long legs. It’s got legs because the AP has now sued the State Department to get access to her emails. Because three committees in the House are going to sue to get access or subpoena her emails because we are now in a position where we are arguing over what is the proper meaning of the word ‘is.’
I said that a week ago and I did it as a joke. With the Clintons, you can’t make this stuff up. We are actually return to it depends what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is, and I think what the Judge [Andrew Napolitano] is explaining…has raised is a very serious issue. If she did not sign the document, then what she did, the one on separation, then what she did is to leave without turning over government documents, which I believe is a felony. I don’t see how you could interpret it either way. If she signed it, it’s perjury. If she didn’t, then she left with government documents, which is illegal. So, now we have the legal issues.
I’m sure the Clintons will invent a parsing of the words, it depends what a document means. It depends what ‘is’ is. But I do want to say one thing about what the Obama people are saying in astonishment. I suspect that ‘what the hell’ is a loose translation of what they actually said.