Hillary's lawyer discloses she expunged her email server hard drive

In a letter to Trey Gowdy, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer has made a stunning admission. The AP reports:

In a six-page letter released late Friday, Kendall said Clinton had turned over to the State Department all work-related emails sent or received during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

"The Department of State is therefore in possession of all Secretary Clinton's work-related emails from the (personal email) account," Kendall wrote.

Kendall also said it would be pointless for Clinton to turn over her server, even if legally authorized, since "no emails ... reside on the server or on any backup systems associated with the server."

The sole arbiter of what was work-related was Clinton herself, or her underlings. She may well have considered emails discussing prospective donations to the Clinton Foundation as personal, not to mention emails concerning her brother’s need for special consideration by the government of Haiti or the issuance of visas to investors in companies in which he is involved.

It is possible, even likely, that Speaker Boehner will ask the House to vote on a subpoena for the email server. That would enable technical staff to see if all traces of the emails have actually been eradicated, and on what date measures were taken.

It is very likely Hillary will be called to testify before Chairman Gowdy’s committee. She is likely to take a tone of outrage in the “What difference, at this point, does it make” mode if questioned about the propriety of her destruction of evidence being sought by an oversight committee.

 These questions will shadow her candidacy for president as long as it lasts. How ironic that the woman who served as a staffer on the House impeachment inquiry for Richard Nixon forgot that the coverup is always worse than the crime.

In a letter to Trey Gowdy, Hillary Clinton’s lawyer has made a stunning admission. The AP reports:

In a six-page letter released late Friday, Kendall said Clinton had turned over to the State Department all work-related emails sent or received during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

"The Department of State is therefore in possession of all Secretary Clinton's work-related emails from the (personal email) account," Kendall wrote.

Kendall also said it would be pointless for Clinton to turn over her server, even if legally authorized, since "no emails ... reside on the server or on any backup systems associated with the server."

The sole arbiter of what was work-related was Clinton herself, or her underlings. She may well have considered emails discussing prospective donations to the Clinton Foundation as personal, not to mention emails concerning her brother’s need for special consideration by the government of Haiti or the issuance of visas to investors in companies in which he is involved.

It is possible, even likely, that Speaker Boehner will ask the House to vote on a subpoena for the email server. That would enable technical staff to see if all traces of the emails have actually been eradicated, and on what date measures were taken.

It is very likely Hillary will be called to testify before Chairman Gowdy’s committee. She is likely to take a tone of outrage in the “What difference, at this point, does it make” mode if questioned about the propriety of her destruction of evidence being sought by an oversight committee.

 These questions will shadow her candidacy for president as long as it lasts. How ironic that the woman who served as a staffer on the House impeachment inquiry for Richard Nixon forgot that the coverup is always worse than the crime.