For months, leading up to the eventual Democratic nomination of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, Republican political pundits, politicians, and voters had used her email scandal as a way to turn an overwhelmingly qualified candidate into someone who would, in their opinion, put the nation’s safety in jeopardy. Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, was zeroed in on by the GOP, and likely is one of the main reasons why the former First Lady and Secretary of State lost the election to President Trump last year.
Now, over 10 months since the election, it has been reported that 6 members of the Trump Administration had, or still are conducting government business via private email accounts. Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Gary Cohn and Stephen Miller have all done what Trump and his campaign had demonized Clinton for doing last year. With such hypocrisy, one would imagine that Hillary Clinton would eventually be asked to weigh in on the matter, and that is exactly what happened.
SiriusXM’s Zerlina Maxwell interviewed Clinton yesterday and specifically asked her what her thoughts were on the Trump administration’s use of private email accounts to conduct government business.
“It’s just the height of hypocrisy,” Clinton said. “They didn’t mean any of it,” she said. “If they were sincere about it, I think you’d have Republican members of Congress calling for an investigation. I haven’t heard that yet.”
Although Clinton has a point, this morning it was revealed that Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy as well as Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings have already called for an investigation into Kushner’s use of a private email account. It will be interesting to see if such an investigation materializes, whether it spreads to the other 5 individuals and what the ultimate outcome will be. Let’s hear your thoughts on this story in the comments section below.