New Media Matters employee James Carville was on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” to quell the growing outrage over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a secret server for all of her official communications. It didn’t go well.
Carville, known for defending both Hillary and Bill Clinton regardless of the charge or guilt or innocence, inadvertently made a stunning admission – he thinks Hillary may have set up her parallel system to avoid Congressional oversight.
“I suspect,” Carville said, “she didn’t want Louis Gohmert rifling through her emails, which seems to me to be a kinda reasonable position to take.”
All official communications from the Secretary of State, and every employee of the executive branch, by law are subject to Congressional oversight and Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Clinton’s unprecedented use of a secret private system for her and her top aides makes accountability impossible. It makes her the only gatekeeper for determining what the public will ever know about her actions in the State Department, exactly what archiving rules were set up to prevent.
Clinton admitted to permanently deleting more than half the emails she sent and received during her tenure as Secretary of State, dearing them to be “personal.” Since they were never stored on government servers, either from the moment they were sent or, as the rules required, within 20 days of them being sent if they were from a private account, her word is all taxpayers have to go on for whether or not the law was followed.
Carville, perhaps best known for saying “If you drag $100 through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find” in reference to Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton (which he later settled), is an unrelenting Clinton apologist who was recently hired by the ultra left-wing Media Matters activist group to defend the for former First Lady from any and all charges of corruption.
[h/t Free Beacon]