“It’s extraordinary,” Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward said, in reference to Hillary Clinton being able to use a private server to receive and distribute emails. 60,000 emails worth of data, deleted, that could possibly prove to be detrimental to Clinton’s career, and through what is expected to be a long and drawn-out investigation, the nation will eventually receive their answers.
Deleting is always a bad decision. Just ask Tom Brady. It makes you look more guilty than you would have if you just came clean. Unfortunately for Hillary, she is facing a double whammy. The first was previously mentioned and the second is obvious. Hiding information while trying to run a presidential campaign is going to cost her loyal followers, if it hasn’t already. Doesn’t the Clinton family have enough dirt on their name already?
Woodward compares this fiasco to an incident in which he helped to break back in the 70s, which is none other than the Watergate Scandal involving President Richard Nixon.
“Thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his, that they were not going to get out,” Woodward said on MSNBC’s show “Morning Joe.”
That’s not to say Clinton’s emails are going to reveal a large-scale political conspiracy on par with Watergate, but in politics you never know. Woodward considers retrieving the emails a crucial aspect of discovering more about Clinton’s character more than anything else.
“It would be a character study about her personal life and also what she did as secretary of state. And step back for a moment. The big question about Hillary Clinton is, who is she? Is she this secretive hidden person or is she this valiant public servant?”
And if she does turn out to be this secretive person with a hidden agenda, what exactly does that mean? Considering Clinton initially refused to cooperate with the investigation, Woodward is probably correcting in assuming the content of the emails isn’t going to be pretty.