The documents released by the FBI Friday pertaining to the Hillary Clinton email investigation contained many veritable bombshells. New details, gathered by none other than our nation’s top investigative officials, left rendered many of us freshly stunned that Hilary Clinton is not behind bars — much less still a candidate for our nation’s highest office.
In addition to the alarming/highly suspicious number of times Hillary “did not recall” key aspects of her tenure as secretary of state, we learned that she blamed the former on her 2012 concussion (perhaps still causing her issues, such as “short-circuiting” to this day); that the SecState had a limited understanding of both our nation’s classification process and what type of info should indeed be classified (also related to potential brain damage, one has to wonder); that her team “accidentally” wiped her emails with BleachBit shortly after the media disclosed the existence of the server; and that the laptop containing her email archives got “lost in the mail” — to name just a handful of the fun new facts from the FBI.
Of course, to hear some of the lamestream media report it, the Friday-of-Labor-Day-weekend news dump from the Obama administration was “nothing to see here.” The New York Times even went so far as to suggest a key finding from the FBI’s report was this:
In other words, the FBI report suggests Hillary has *mostly* been sticking to the same
made-up-bovine-excrement story — in recent weeks, at least. Or, another way to put it, the Democrat presidential nominee has only gotten mixed up a little bit on which version of her lie she’s telling to the American people. Wow.
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin was so surprised to learn that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s aides destroyed her phones with a hammer, she literally couldn’t believe it.
During “CNN Newsroom” Friday afternoon, Baldwin was hosting a panel to discuss the FBI’s release of documents pertaining to the Clinton investigation. Republican nominee Donald Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn rattled off many of the harmful revelations from the new documents.
She thought that C, which stands for classified, stood for cookie, or something,” Epshteyn said. “She said the reason she used the private server was for convenience, that she only had one device, [but] she used 13 Blackberries … this is somebody who is absolutely disqualified from becoming president. They destroyed Blackberries with hammers!”
Baldwin found that statement so astonishing that she interrupted and demanded an immediate fact-check from reporter Evan Perez.
“Evan, hold on, can you fact check?” Baldwin asked. “Evan Perez? Hammers? Fact check that for me, on the fly.”
Perez replied that, indeed, Clinton’s aides really had smashed up her phones.
“Yes they did, Brooke,” Perez replied. “As he mentioned, there were 13 mobile devices and 5 iPads that the FBI said that in some way were used with her private email server, and they did in some cases just destroy them with hammers when they were done using them.”
Watch — and note Baldwin’s swallowing hard as the fact checker confirms that Hillary’s team indeed used hammers to destroy devices. (Hard swallowing is a sign of stress, as students of body language will tell you.)
As we’ve discussed previously, FBI Director James Comey has suggested there was no “intent” on Hillary’s part to violate laws. Really??? If wiping one’s server with BleachBit doesn’t show intent, do ya think destroying devices with hammers might?
Yeah, it sounds so ludicrous, you can hardly blame CNN’s Baldwin for jumping in for the fact check there. Though, of course, if they broke in for every outrageous claim (lie) made by Hillary Clinton or a member of her team — not that they would never do to their anointed one — they would never make it through an interview.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]