By Katie Kieffer
You need to know how Hillary’s email scandal is taxing your bank account and your family’s security. On the surface, Hillary appears to have a political black eye. In reality, it’s we who are bearing her costs at the FBI; the State Department and in Congress. Let me explain…
“When voters were asked, ‘What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Hillary Clinton?’ words like ‘liar,’ ‘dishonest,’ and ‘untrustworthy,’ were at the top of the list,” ABC’s David Muir chided Clinton last week. Besides losing her media allies, Clinton’s poll numbers are tanking. Yet it’s hard to feel “even a smidgen” (to use President Obama’s metric system) of sympathy for Clinton when you and I are faring far worse than she.
Over 1 in 4 Millennials are living at home according to a 2015 Pew Report—a phenomenon I call the “New Shacking Up.” The fact that Millennials are the first generation of Americans to fare worse than their parents is also hurting their parents, the Baby Boomers, who have been compelled to support their children well into adulthood. While Hillary enjoys spending her $14 million book advance, the rest of us are actually making hard choices.
Because of Hillary’s email scandal, we have been taxed monetarily and in terms of lowered national security:
Allocating FBI “A-Team” to Hillary’s e-mails instead of ISIS:
Last Friday, as I watched a 9/11 memorial video showing planes fly into New York’s Twin Towers, I thought: How could Hillary see this and take our national security so lightly?
14 years after 9/11, ISIS recruiters are successfully trolling the Internet, preying upon American teenagers. Recruiters exploit Twitter and Skype to strike up anonymous relationships and convince our boys and girls to leave their friends and family. The New York Times reported how recruiters nearly-convinced a 23-year-old American girl to marry a balding 45-year-old terrorist and move to Syria. This trend commands enormous FBI attention. However, due to Clinton’s emails, our FBI has been reduced to cleaning bathrooms.
Hillary contracted with an obscure company called Platte River Networks in Denver, Colorado to safeguard her private server, and they stored it in their bathroom. Platte River Networks is low on proven competence and high on alleged ties to Joe Biden and Colorado’s Democratic Governor, John Hickenlooper.
Prompted by the discovery that Hillary’s staffers shared classified information on our military intelligence and the Benghazi terror attack through emails stored on her private server, the FBI’s “A-Team” has been assigned to probe whether she violated 18 US Code 793 of the Espionage Act. The last thing the FBI needs is for its limited resources to be drained by Hillary’s dirty bathroom!
Paying “Email Czar” salary to Hillary’s gal pal:
Besides frittering away FBI resources, Hillary’s scandal squanders State Department resources. Secretary of State John Kerry allocated State funds (i.e. taxpayer dollars) to create a new job for …drumroll… a current Clinton-donor named Janice Jacobs. JJ’s job title is Transparency Coordinator.
One question: why is our money—meant for official State business—employing a Clinton donor to “investigate” a politician that she publicly supports? Rather than hiring State Department transparency employees, Kerry should stick to riding his bike, which he does only slightly better.
Our elected officials like Rep. Trey Gowdy have had to waste months investigating Clinton’s incompetence in Benghazi. Now, they must devote time to scrutinizing her email scandal, particularly since at least one of the classified emails housed on her server contained top secret information on the Benghazi terror attack. Their and their staff’s time would be better spent elsewhere, revealing another way in which Hillary’s email scandal taxes the taxpayer.
Clinton stood before Vice President Biden and took an oath on Feb. 2, 2009: “I, Hillary Clinton, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.”
Fast forward to last week: “What I had done was allowed, it was above board. But in retrospect… I should have used two accounts. That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that,” Clinton told ABC.
However, Platte River Networks appears to have been unauthorized to process or hold classified information. Further, at least one of the confidential Benghazi-related emails stored on Hillary’s server was dated April 10, 2011. That means it took over four years for Hillary’s emails to leave Platte River’s bathroom and become “above board.”
Taxpayers should not be paying for one of Hillary’s fan girls to be an email “Transparency Coordinator.” We shouldn’t be required to devote FBI and congressional resources to investigate a woman who vowed to protect our national security. After her apology, Hillary may look like she has a black eye—but it’s we who are paying the price.