Illegal? What about her judgement?

We've been getting a lot of opinions and columns about Hillary Clinton's troubles.  The latest opinion comes from Deroy Murdock at National Review:

When the secretary of state swaps e-mails with the president of the United States and the chiefs of the Pentagon, CIA, and NSA, they presumably discuss priorities more sensitive than Downton Abbey

Clinton first worked on Capitol Hill in 1970. She is a Yale lawyer. So she damn well knows that a “born classified” document is secret “when originated.” 

Markings or no markings, she understands that the confidential views of foreign leaders, reports from ambassadors, and  updates on arms-control talks are all state secrets.

Mr. Murdock is probably right.  She is in deep trouble, but let me leave that to the lawyers and experts, who know a lot more than I do about classified documents.

My point about Hillary Clinton is that she has failed a huge test, whether she broke the law or didn't.  Mrs. Clinton showed very little judgment from the moment that she decided to have a private server to having any association with the Clinton Foundation.  We don't know what she or her husband was thinking in January 2009 when she became secretary of state.   

Maybe she did not understand the risk of having a private server and its potential threat to revealing information that could threaten national security.  At the same time, the State Department rules are clear – one ambassador was dismissed for communications outside the official email.

Maybe she thought she'd get away with it or dance around what the meaning of the word "is" is, as her husband did in the late 1990s.

Again, I don't know what led her to do this.  I do know that it showed incredibly poor judgment.  After all, her zeal for controlling communications may have put an American under serious threat.  It may have compromised a covert operation.  It may have revealed President Obama's schedule or confidential conversations with others.

How can someone like that aspire to be president of the United States?  Legal or illegal, this is a high-risk woman who cannot be trusted with the nation's highest office.

She is not qualified, even if she selects a Hispanic V.P. who is desperately taking Spanish lessons.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

We've been getting a lot of opinions and columns about Hillary Clinton's troubles.  The latest opinion comes from Deroy Murdock at National Review:

When the secretary of state swaps e-mails with the president of the United States and the chiefs of the Pentagon, CIA, and NSA, they presumably discuss priorities more sensitive than Downton Abbey

Clinton first worked on Capitol Hill in 1970. She is a Yale lawyer. So she damn well knows that a “born classified” document is secret “when originated.” 

Markings or no markings, she understands that the confidential views of foreign leaders, reports from ambassadors, and  updates on arms-control talks are all state secrets.

Mr. Murdock is probably right.  She is in deep trouble, but let me leave that to the lawyers and experts, who know a lot more than I do about classified documents.

My point about Hillary Clinton is that she has failed a huge test, whether she broke the law or didn't.  Mrs. Clinton showed very little judgment from the moment that she decided to have a private server to having any association with the Clinton Foundation.  We don't know what she or her husband was thinking in January 2009 when she became secretary of state.   

Maybe she did not understand the risk of having a private server and its potential threat to revealing information that could threaten national security.  At the same time, the State Department rules are clear – one ambassador was dismissed for communications outside the official email.

Maybe she thought she'd get away with it or dance around what the meaning of the word "is" is, as her husband did in the late 1990s.

Again, I don't know what led her to do this.  I do know that it showed incredibly poor judgment.  After all, her zeal for controlling communications may have put an American under serious threat.  It may have compromised a covert operation.  It may have revealed President Obama's schedule or confidential conversations with others.

How can someone like that aspire to be president of the United States?  Legal or illegal, this is a high-risk woman who cannot be trusted with the nation's highest office.

She is not qualified, even if she selects a Hispanic V.P. who is desperately taking Spanish lessons.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.