Hillary Performed A Public Service

Hillary Clinton did the nation a service when she set up and used a home brew server for her email. She allowed classified information to slip through and she subverted government archiving procedures but in so doing she helped the nation because she got us all talking about the inadequacies of her process.

She got us talking about government officials who think they are above the law and she got us talking about using non-government systems to send and receive classified information. She got us (most of us anyway) to agree that doing so is not wise and puts the nation at risk.

Hillary should be indicted and face the music for what she has done but we should not forget that what she did caused us to engage in the conversation and that is important. Perhaps a judge can take that into consideration at her trial.

These are not my words, these are the words of former Attorney General Eric Holder.

He did not say them about Hillary, he said them about Edward Snowden.

Holder thinks Snowden did the nation a service by exposing how we are surveilled but that he broke the law in the way he did it and should come home to face the music for his actions.

We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made.


I think that he’s got to make a decision. He’s broken the law in my view. He needs to get lawyers, come on back, and decide, see what he wants to do: Go to trial, try to cut a deal. I think there has to be a consequence for what he has done. CNN

The things Holder said about Snowden are no less true for Hillary. She broke the law, she allowed classified information to spill, and she caused turmoil and endangered the nation.

In essence, Holder is saying that Hillary Clinton should be held accountable for breaking the law.

He just used Snowden’s situation as a proxy…

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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