Syndicated columnist George Will slammed Hillary Clinton’s “Orwellian” use of a personal server to control her emails while secretary of state on “Fox News Sunday.”
Will told host Chris Wallace that Clinton’s “obvious motive was to conceal,” while adding that the Clintons are “the kind of people who could find a loophole in a stop sign.
“How big of a deal is this?” Wallace asked. “Given the fact that we are in March of 2015, how big a deal is this when we’re talking about an election that isn’t until November 2016?”
“It’s big because it is axiomatic that the worst political scandals are those that reinforce a pre-existing negative perception,” Will said. “The Clintons come trailing clouds of entitlement and concealment, and legalistic reasoning, the kind of people who could find a loophole in a stop sign.”
“Her obvious motive was to conceal. You conceal in order to control, and that’s what makes this literally, strictly speaking, Orwellian,” Will told Wallace. “In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Oceania’s regime, the totalitarian regime had an axiom. He who controls the past controls the future, and he who controls the present controls the past.”
“This is a way of controlling what we will know about the history of our country and it is deeply sinister,” he added.