Thursday, March 5, 2015

Even If Hillary Clinton Broke No Laws, Here's Why Her Email Server is Troubling

Hillary Clinton's email controversy is something to be concerned about even if she didn't break any laws.

Clinton had a server installed in her Chappaqua, New York home in January 2009, just before she took office as secretary of State. She used a private email address on that server for all of her State Department business emails and not a government address, which is more secure, even though State Department rules required her to do so.

Critics say that since Clinton used a server which she controls, there is no way to prove she didn’t hold back or even delete emails she didn't want seen if subpoenaed.

That's a valid concern. But let's give her the benefit of the doubt and say she has not hidden any emails. Even then, there are reasons for concern.

The very fact that Clinton clearly installed the server for her to use for all her State Department correspondence makes it looks as if she is buying an insurance policy just in case she needed to hide any of her correspondence.

We buy homeowners insurance in case of a disaster striking our house. Most people never have to file a claim, but we buy insurance just in case there is a fire, flood or storm.

Clinton appears to have bought insurance just in case she did need to hide emails. And that's troubling.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fox News: Justice Ginsberg may have 'dozed off' in Obamacare case

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has admitted to being "less than sober" when she dozed off during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech earler this year. 

Now, there are questions as to whether she was dozing during Wednesday's arguments on the case questioning the constitutionality of subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

On Fox News Channel's "The Five" on Wednesday, co-host Greg Gutfeld asked correspondent Shannon Bream about Ginsburg.

"She was lively. She was right out of the gate," Bream said.  "The plaintiffs' attorney went first. He didn't even really get a statement out before she immediately was on to him saying there's, you know, sort of no way that we can interpret it the way you're asking us to. It doesn't make any sense. Of course, Congress intended for everybody to get these subsidies. The law doesn't work otherwise. There was one point, though, when there was some whispering among the lawmakers I mentioned who were there. And I looked over to kind of see what they were talking about, and they were gesturing at Justice Ginsburg because sometimes it is hard to tell if she's fully engaged because her head was down a little bit. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt that she was reading, but some of those lawmakers felt like she may have dozed off."