by Jim Kouri
Clash Daily Contributor
The White House is conducting a full-court press to stop the releasing of emails between President Barack Obama and his former Secretary of State , and now the Democratic Party’s presidential heir apparent, Hillary Clinton. According to reports in Washington, D.C., news outlets, the White House is claiming they are required to keep presidential communications confidential at least until a president exits the White House at the end of his or her term.
While the majority of print and broadcast news media all but ignore the information emanating from the drip-by-drip release of Clinton emails, on Friday the State Department released another batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her tenure as top diplomat. However, the White House will not allow the release of emails between Obama and Clinton even if some are communications between the two regarding the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012.
The White House told reporters — many of whom forget to ask follow-up questions — that the emails will be released after the new president is sworn in and President Obama and his family vacate the White House. “Another way to look at it is: the emails will be released after Election Day 2016,” noted a political strategist.
More than a few critics of Clinton’s and Obama’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack and other international issues are accusing the White House and its sycophants, such as Rep. Elijah Cummings who sits on the select committee — and spends his time complaining about sitting on the committee — of stonewalling investigations into Clinton and Benghazi and then the Democrats and the news media resume their complaints about the length of time and the amount of money devoted to those investigations.
“The news media knows exactly what they’re doing, but because reporters today behave as if they are part of the Democratic Party’s Super Pac, as pointed out by Sen. Marco Rubio during the recent GOP presidential debate, they help Cummings and the Democrats convince voters there are no scandals,” said political strategist Michael Barker.
While the email already released have repeatedly shown Clinton either deceived the American people or she deceived her own staff members and the President. For example, she has always claimed that the murdered Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was her “close friend”, yet there are no emails between the two. In fact, the House Select Committee on Benghazi discovered that Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck had Hillary Clinton’s private email address but Ambassador Christopher Stevens didn’t.
In August 2015, the U.S. intelligence community inspector general reported that at least two of the Clinton emails reviewed by his office contained material were classified as Top Secret, which cannot be sent to non-secure email accounts. The Clinton presidential campaign disagreed with the initial review findings. In fact, the Clinton team has targeted anyone or any organization’s officials who reveal information that verifies Clinton deceived her superiors, her own staff and the American people.
In May, a U.S. District Court judge ordered the State Department to make public all of the some 55,000 e-mails that were retained on Clinton’s server by the middle of January 2016. In a compromise, the State Department agreed to release a “batch” of emails each month to lawmakers on Rep. Trey Gowdy’s committee.
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He’s formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member, of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show…