by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Call it “email Alzheimers”: Hillary Clinton’s remarkable failure to recall much of anything touching on how she managed to grossly violate security protocols in her years heading the State Department.
Clinton this week had to supply written, sworn answers to 25 questions from the good-government group Judicial Watch about her home-brewed email setup. On 21 of the 25, she came up with one version or another of, “I forget.”
Which, as any lawyer will tell you, is the best way to avoid both self-incrimination and perjury.
Here’s one example of what her lawyers supplied: “Secretary Clinton states that she does not recall being advised, cautioned, or warned, she does not recall that it was ever suggested to her, and she does not recall participating in any communication, conversation, or meeting in which it was discussed that her use of a clintonemail.com email account to conduct official State Department businesses conflicted with or violated federal record-keeping laws.”
We’d like to suggest this raises new health worries — but we’d have to believe these memory failures were real.
As it is, we’ll second the comment from Judicial Watch: Clinton’s “refusal to answer many of the questions in a clear and straightforward manner further reflects disdain for the rule of law.”
We agree. Then again, Hillary Clinton probably doesn’t recall what the rule of law looks like.