Team Clinton: Deleting Emails “smacks of acting above the law”


In Email24554, Hillary’s staff discussed questions that will come up. Erika Rottenberg began by saying, “you’re obviously amongst friends” and then asks this question [emphasis mine]:

I know when I talk to my friends who are attorneys we are all struggling with what happened to the emails and aren’t satisfied with answers to date. While we all know of the occasional use of personal email addresses for business, none of my friends circle can understand how it was viewed as ok/secure/appropriate to use a private server for secure documents AND why further Hillary took it upon herself to review them and delete documents without providing anyone outside her circle a chance to weigh in. It smacks of acting above the law and it smacks of the type of thing I’ve either gotten discovery sanctions for, fired people for, etc.

Ms. Rottenberg, the general counsel, does not express concern that the law was broken, only that she’s concerned how the question will answered. Then, remarkably, she wonders why the people have no trust in government and why we are approaching Third World status when it comes to trust.

She concludes:

Trust of the American public in American institutions : A poll was just released showing that trust in Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, big business, Wall Street, etc. is at historic lows. That does not bode well for the country (and in fact the military seems to be the only institution that Ameicans trust, which is evocative of a third world nation and not of the world’s leading nation, for now).

#PodestaEmails15 can be found on the link below and we will report on what is in them throughout the day.


  1. I have noted on many occasions during this administration, not just this current scandal that when things come to light & questions are beginning to fly, the pat answer is to give a misdirection/ pivot answer followed questioning the source of the information. We allegedly can TRUST emails from Wikileaks because they were stolen & possibly altered. If this indeed was the case then their will be either …. 1) an unaltered original document on the originators server to compare these alterations or 2) if it is stated the emails false entirely there will be no record of them on any of the receipant’s computers or the originating server. I would say a subpoena & an investigation could resolve the questions regarding it BUT ALAS as of July 5th 2016 we no longer have an agency that is trustworthy enough to complete such a task

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