Flashback: Hillary Clinton Bashes Bush Officials for Having and Maintaining Secret Email Accounts (VIDEO)

Hypocrisy, thy name is Hillary Clinton. On June 20, 2007, Hillary Clinton whined and bloviated shrilly about Bush officials shredding the US Constitution by having secret email accounts. Not even two years later, as Secretary of State, Clinton set up a secret email account and secret servers in her basement for all of her official business to skirt federal law. The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails traced back to an Internet service registered to her family’s home in Chappaqua, New York. The Washington Post points out that this would give Clinton: (1) “impressive control over limiting access to her message archives” and (2) “secretive email practices far more sophisticated than some politicians.” Hillary is keeping mum on all of this and her silence is damning.

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, departs a memorial service
for the designer Oscar de la Renta in New York, November 3, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

From The Daily Caller:

Hillary Clinton supporters are currently scrambling to minimize the significance of her using a private Gmail address to conduct all of her business as Secretary of State, but in 2007, Clinton herself took a decidedly different tack, saying that secret email accounts “shredded” the very Constitution of the United States.

Clinton, then running for president, was speaking at the Take Back America conference held by the Campaign for America’s Future, and took the Bush administration to task for alleged violations of constitutional governance.

“Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts,” Clinton said. “It’s a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok. It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent.”

Clinton, like many other critics, bashed those private White House email accounts at the time as a way to circumvent public scrutiny, the same charge Clinton squarely denies right this very moment.

Clinton’s sole-use of Gmail and privately-owned, in-house server are not the only issues of government transparency Clinton seems to have shifted on since her 2007 speech. For example, despite condemning “secret wiretaps” in her speech, Clinton has recently refused to say whether she supports giving the federal government the authority to conduct searches without a warrant.

Hillary is a crafty beast… she figures since she asked the State Department to release the 55,000 pages of emails she provided to the agency, that everything will quiet down. In fact, that is now her team’s strategy… to do nothing. It is a time-tested Clintonian approach: take a concrete step to ease the pressure, then sit back and wait it out. You watch, she’ll pooh pooh this as a non-issue. That it is irrelevant – you know, like breaking the law always is for the Clintons. Unfortunately, for Hillary, this has legs and isn’t going away and won’t just fade off the radar either. Rumor has it, those email accounts that she has so carefully hid and labeled with pseudonyms, have been hacked. Those emails should finish her off if there is any justice in the universe.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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