Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Quick Summary of What It’s Like When the Rules Don’t Apply to You

Hillary Clinton’s supporters have set the bar pretty low: since our candidate has not done anything indictable, you might as well vote for her. “I’m Not a Felon” seems to be the new campaign slogan.

Fair enough, everybody needs a slogan. But the New York Post just gave us a handy summary of how you need low friends in high places to stay out of jail if you play by Clinton Rules. Here’s a taste:

News broke late last week that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, was the subject of a criminal probe — until the Obama Justice Department declined to follow up. Justice hasn’t explained its refusal to investigate, but the guy in charge was Eric Holder, a veteran of the Bill Clinton administration. Small world!

Well, the State Department Inspector General filed papers launching the investigation in 2013, after Clinton and Abedin had left government employ. The probe targeted the fact that Abedin got paid while on unpaid maternity leave. (She says she actually kept working, perhaps taking calls right through her labor itself, but just got her paperwork wrong.)

The IG didn’t couldn’t raise the issue until after Clinton left office because she insured State had no inspector general the entire time she was in charge.

Hillary plainly still has plenty of pals inside State. Why else did it deliver only seven (two partly censored) of nearly 70 pages of Abedin e-mail documents sought by The Associated Press in a Freedom of Information Act request?

Of course, State is also stalling the release of thousands of pages of Hillary e-mails. Its lawyers last week asked for permission to delay the handover (we are grateful a judge denied the request.)

But everything will be OK, because State just announced its new “transparency coordinator,” in charge of speeding up compliance with all those requests: Janice Jacobs — who happens to be a maxed-out Clinton donor and who served in a senior policy position under Clinton at State.

And any question about that, said State spokesman John Kirby, is an attack on democracy itself: “There’s nothing wrong with a federal employee, or any other U.S. citizen, making donations to campaigns. This is the United States of America; it’s a democracy.” True enough, but conflict of interest is a separate question Kirby refused to address.

See how easy it is to get away with whatever you want when you play by Clinton Rules?