But my emails. https://t.co/G7TIWDEG0p
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 14, 2018
Courtesy of TPM:
Hillary Clinton responded to the news that former FBI Director James Comey used a personal email address for official business by re-phrasing a classic meme of the Trump administration: But her emails!
In a report released Thursday, the Department of Justice inspector general found that Comey and other FBI officials used personal email addresses for official business. The IG probe, ironically, examined the FBI’s handling of the probe into Clinton’s own use of a private email server.
Clearly the fact that the former Director of the FBI who dogged Clinton for her personal email use and was doing the very same thing is enough to make Hillary’s eyes roll back in her head.
However, I think that Hillary was actually showing some restraint with this tweet.
Because the report also points out something else which should exasperate her even further.
The issue in IG Report is not that it somehow fails to prove Trump’s arguments. Democrats need to be on the attack. Because it shows that -whatever the motivations- the FBI and DOJ damaged Clinton dramatically. They’re vindicated. She was cheated, mistreated, has a legit beef.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 14, 2018
Even a former Republican, who certainly has no love for the Clintons, could not help but notice the elephant in the room.
So the #IGREPORT proves what?
1. The FBI was right to decide not to charge Hillary with a crime.
2. That decision wasn’t motivated by political bias or improper considerations.
3. James Comey made mistakes.
4. Those mistakes helped Trump win.
Sounds like Hillary got screwed.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 14, 2018
Yeah, no shit!
I heard some pundit on a cable show say in response to Clinton’s tweet, that she should get over it.
And do you know what? She does not EVER have to get over it.
The fact that the election was stolen from her is no longer debatable, it was!
It took the Russians, working with the Trump campaign, assisted by Facebook, and with a final Hail Mary pass from Jim Comey to snatch it away, but that is what happened.
And Hillary Clinton is allowed to be pissed off about that until her dying day.
Just like, I would argue, that Al Gore gets to be pissed off about having the 2000 election stolen from him until his final day on this planet.
In fact, Democrats, in general, should be just as pissed off as Hillary and Al about BOTH of these stolen elections.
And that anger should motivate us to turn out in greater numbers for every election from this day forward.
Remember, there are more of us than there are of them, and elections cannot be stolen when our turnout is huge.
So rather than sit around and bitch about the past, let’s make goddamn sure that history will never again repeat itself.
We owe that to Hillary Clinton. We owe that to Al Gore. We owe that…to ourselves.
Update: Here’s a good point from Rachel Maddow.
Why’d the FBI talk about the Clinton thing but not the Russia thing?
Both candidates were under investigation.
Clinton’s turned out to be nothing.
Trump’s turned out to be SOMETHING.
How come they only talked about the one that turned out to be nothing? pic.twitter.com/zPKufIG6Qy
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June 15, 2018
Yeah. why was that?