With Friends Like These: White House Behind Leak on Hillary’s Emails

With Friends Like These: White House Behind Leak on Hillary’s Emails March 16, 2015

Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Marc Nozell
Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Marc Nozell

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Harry Truman

The New York Post has run a story using unnamed sources to identify President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett as the source of the story about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of her home computer to conduct official business.

The question has rapidly evolved into a “What was she hiding?” scenario that is the stuff media storms and political pilings on are made of. The resulting furor has led to an announcement from Speaker Boehner that the House of Representatives is going to “investigate” the whole email question.

That is certainly a legitimate thing for Speaker Boehner to do. However, I do not expect an honest investigation that is concerned with getting to the truth. I expect partisan grandstanding masquerading as an investigation, all of it with an eye to the ’16 elections.

According to the New York Post, the reason behind the White House leaks was that President Obama does not think that the former Secretary of State is “liberal” enough. In other words, she might, if she were elected, do something different than what he would do.

There are also tales of little boy bitterness on the part of President Obama because Democratic candidates did not want him standing beside them in the ’14 elections. He reportedly blames Clinton machinations inside the Democratic Party for this.

If that’s true, he’s teetering on delusion. The reason Democratic candidates did not want him beside them was that he’s political poison in much of this country. The reason for that is his own short-sighted and destructive domestic policies such as the HHS Mandate.

Whatever the reasons, Mr President needs to be careful. Sometimes, when you set fire to your neighbor’s house, you end up burning down your own house along with it.

From the New York Post:

President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett leaked to the press details of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address during her time as secretary of state, sources tell me.

But she did so through people outside the ­administration, so the story couldn’t be traced to her or the White House.

In addition, at Jarrett’s behest, the State Department was ordered to launch a series of investigations into Hillary’s conduct at Foggy Bottom, including the use of her expense account, the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders and her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation.

Six separate probes into Hillary’s performance have been ­going on at the State Department. I’m told that the email scandal was timed to come out just as Hillary was on the verge of formally announcing that she was running for president — and that there’s more to come.

… “My contacts and friends in newspapers and TV tell me that they’ve been contacted by the White House and offered all kinds of negative stories about us,” one of Bill’s friends quotes him as saying. “The Obamas are behind the email story …

…“Obama and Valerie Jarrett will go to any lengths to prevent Hillary from becoming president,” a source close to the White House told me. “They believe that Hillary, like her husband, is left of center, not a true-blue liberal.”

If she gets into the White House, they believe she will compromise with the Republicans in Congress and undo Obama’s legacy.


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14 responses to “With Friends Like These: White House Behind Leak on Hillary’s Emails”

  1. I do hope it is a real investigation. If I had done the same thing or my husband did it now, there would be censure, loss of employment, maybe worse. My husband has had to testify about a few Inge and they ask for his journals and mean it. In politics they seem to play a lot of gotcha but this is not nothing.
    Re Valerie Jarrett, she made the public statement that her job in the WH is to be “Barack’s friend.” This is a mess.

  2. Somehow I’m just doubting all of this. . . No one is in a better position to win then Hilary right now. Trying to take down Hilary seems to suggest that they are willing to risk losing the White House to Republicans over her not being liberal enough.

  3. It will not be any better investigation than past ones have been on various other things. Personally I think it makes them feel like they are “doing something” or trying to convince the country they are doing something. I call it grand standing. This congress is a disaster, thanks to the R’s.

  4. Well, I guess I can see how you “feel” that way if you don’t believe Hillary ever did anything wrong. But, the Senate deserves your cynicism as well. That is where bills went to die for the last 8 years under Harry Reid, D.

  5. Ha ha the Dumbocrats are all busy killing each other! Well that is terrific news, ANYTHING that keeps the junta from maintaining its dictatorial powers over us is great news!

  6. Jonah Goldberg said this morning that the article was written by Ed Klein and anything he writes needs two corroborating sources. So, hmm. I still hope there is a good investigation. There are some reliable congressmen. Even Elijah Cummings says this needs to be done.

  7. pagansister, I think the congress is a disaster because of both D’s AND the R’s. It’s been embarrassing.

  8. Yes, there is certainly enough blame on both sides to go around. However I do believe that the R’s set out to sabotage and mess up anything the President wanted from the time of his first election. Just my opinion.

  9. I think the email thing is being over blown. Do I think that Hillary is perfect or close? Of course not. She, like all politicians, (as human beings) has made mistakes. Yes, the D’s and R’s have most certainly NOT come together on much of anything.