Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Did Gowdy Land a Glove On HRC After All?

Official or unofficial? No HRC email for that day has been released

Maybe Trey Gowdy managed to inflict a political wound on Hillary Clinton by accident. Not with his 800-page report full of of rehash and bombast, but with the incidental finding that Hillary had conducted all of her official SecState business over a private email server.

The New York Times story on the Benghazi Select Committee's final report makes that point (Unscathed by Report, Hillary Clinton Faces Emails as Final Benghazi Chapter):
A much shorter report issued last month by the State Department’s inspector general was arguably a bigger blow to Mrs. Clinton’s credibility than this one. It confirmed that her email arrangement violated State Department rules, showed the lengths to which her aides went to avoid setting up a proper account for her and disclosed that her home server was hastily shut down at least once because of fears it had been hacked.

That OIG report is non-partisan and has a dispassionate, measured, tone. Quite possibly, it presents a bigger political problem for HRC than anything Trey Gowdy accomplished in over two years of trying.


Anonymous said...

My wonderful Hillary supporting Senators will be voting for this legislation despite 73% of WA voters caucasing for Bernie! gwb

I'm writing to ask you to oppose the Roberts-Stabenow compromise language on the GMO labeling bill. This legislation would overrule Vermont's GMO labeling law, and prevent states from passing similar laws.

This legislation would create a confusing, misleading and unenforceable national standard for labeling GMOs. Instead of a uniform labeling standard like Vermont’s law, the language allows text, symbols, or an electronic code to be used. This is intentionally confusing to consumers, and the information may be entirely inaccessible if the consumer does not have access to the internet.

Perhaps most shockingly, this bill imposes no penalties whatsoever for violating the labeling requirement, making the law essentially meaningless. Thus, this is a weak bill, full of loopholes, without any requirement to comply.

The overwhelming majority of Americans favor GMO labeling. People have a right to know what is in the food they eat. The Senate shouldn't stop states from passing laws that let that happen. Please oppose the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling bill.

James said...

Skep, Gwb,
Have a good 4th!

TSB said...

Thanks, James. And a Happy Fourth to you two gentlemen!