Aug
11
2015

Probe of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal enveloping top aides.

Well, isn’t this a Maalox moment for the Democratic party leadership.

As pressure builds on Hillary Clinton to explain her official use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, she faced new complications Tuesday. It was disclosed her top aides are being drawn into a burgeoning federal inquiry and that two emails on her private account have been classified as “Top Secret.”

The inspector general for the Intelligence Community notified senior members of Congress that two of four classified emails discovered on the server Clinton maintained at her New York home contained material deemed to be in one of the highest security classifications – more sensitive than previously known.

Here’s the thing, though. Much as Hillary Clinton probably deserves to go to prison over this, the government is a little leery of throwing former Cabinet officials in jail. I think that we’ve convicted one*? – But her aides are pretty much hosed at this point. The federal government will happily throw official aides in jail all day long. In an odd sort of way, that’s what the aides are there for.

So I would keep that in mind, if I was working for Hillary Clinton right now. This is not going to be one of those mutual protection scenarios. In fact, those people working for her are pretty much best described as ‘ablative shielding…’

Moe Lane

*I looked it up: Albert Fall, Teapot Dome Secretary of the Interior. I believe that he was the one that Bob Heinlein had in mind when he had one of his characters tell the story of the politician who got convicted for accepting a bribe that his briber had been acquitted on the charge of offering.

7 Comments

  • acat says:

    I have stolen the term “ablative layer of meat” from Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary fame .. and I recommend that you to read the whole archive so that you may understand why.
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    Howard and co. are working on a new game, which incorporates the term, and has rules.
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    http://schlocktroops.com/2015/04/16/taking-one-for-the-team-or-the-ablative-meat-shield-rule/
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    This … seems *very much* like the same game.. only Howard’s sounds more fun.
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    Mew

  • Darin_H says:

    I would feel sorry for them, except this was a known hazard when working for the Clintons and many in Arkansas and DC can tell you.

  • Brian Swisher says:

    Everyone should know by now that the Clintons will sacrifice their people in a heartbeat to save their own lily-white butts. Especially women. Ask Lani Guinier or Kimba Wood.

    • acat says:

      Wasn’t that the key lesson most politicians took from the Nixon era?
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      Mew

      • Brian Swisher says:

        Indeed, that was Hillary’s main takeawaway from the Watergate thing: destroy the evidence before the investigators get their hands on it.

  • jetty says:

    No one will touch Huma. Just sayin’.

    • acat says:

      .. would *you* touch Huma? I mean, she’s kinda cute, but .. still ..
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      Oh, you meant *prosecute* there. Unless Hillary wins in 2016, I .. don’t see how Team Clinton can save everybody, so .. 2017-2020 should give us a pretty good idea of who has the best dirt on them, eh?
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      Mew
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      p.s. yeah, I’m betting Huma’s got a parachute.

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