Saturday, September 05, 2015

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As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had at her disposal that vast intelligence and analytical capabilities of the United States government. Yes, she put some of that information out on her unsecured private server while secretary. Which is disturbing. What is more disturbing is what she apparently valued more than that information:

Set aside the questions about Clinton’s use of a private email server and her mishandling of classified information: The content of her mail exposes the fact that the advice Hillary seeks out from her most trusted confidants is often just plain weird.

One email released this week involves two top figures in Clintonworld: David Brock and Sidney Blumenthal. ...

The message is, in its entirety, utter lunacy. On Oct. 24, 2010, Blumenthal sent Clinton a note from Brock titled: “Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas.” ...

Why was the sitting secretary of state reading a memo on impeaching a Supreme Court justice — for a decades-old affair, no less? ...

Clinton values Blumenthal’s advice so much that, after President Obama forbade her from hiring him at the State Department, she put him on the Clinton Foundation payroll instead and used him as a top adviser anyway.

Blumenthal’s unreliability bothered other Democrats. The New York Times reports that some Clinton aides “viewed him suspiciously for his conspiratorial bent; some nicknamed him ‘G.K.,’ for grassy knoll” — as in the knoll at the center of endless Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories.

Why should Hillary Clinton have valued the security of official secrets when she valued information from these clowns so highly?

I think I'm honestly more worried that our foes got an insight in how our top officials make decisions based on nutballs with access.

As an aside, if I haven't mentioned this before, I assume that the massive number of emails deleted as "personal" from the private server had only a small fraction pertaining to Chelsea's wedding and yoga classes.

I assume that a good portion of that deleted email is related to the "personal" issue of getting foreign donations while she was Secretary of State for the "personal" Clinton Foundation slush fund.

That would be far more important to know than whether or not Hillary listens to nutballs for advice.

Which is information that the Russians and Chinese have now.

Tip to Instapundit.