Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Thursday, March 21, 2019

What's Good?

AOC is Pretty Good:

And this reply to her is also Pretty Good:

And yes, this is and has been a Pretty Big Damn Deal:

We've been treated to three years or so of "Lock her up!" regarding Mrs. Clinton's email server, which she had set up for sheer convenience. If what she had done was bad enough, even though it was not illegal and no ill intent could have ever been proven, what the hell are we supposed to think about the use of private email and an untraceable comms service like Whatsapp? Especially given the circumstantial details we do have about how this program is being used? And the very knuckle-headed possibility that such communications are being screenshot (on private devices?) and then sent through the properly retained (assumedly) White House server, with the information (screencaps) still stored on the possibly unsecure device (which can be retrieved under warrant, sort of making the use of WhatsApp just pointless but nonetheless still shady). Especially when some of that info had to do with nuclear deals with KSA. And look who all was in this nebulous and intel-insecure mix.

If National Security heads on the right don't come down on this like a ton of bricks with a "lock them up" attitude, I think we can safely say the case against Hillary Clinton was always made of sheer fuckery. And even if they do come down on this like a ton of bricks, let's just reflect that it even at a glance looks to be a way more intentional and audacious flouting of any electronics use guidelines than Clinton would have been dinged for.

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