questions for Hillary–47gh., b43
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing the news media today in New York to answer questions about her use of a private email server during her State Department tenure. Clinton has said she turned over 55,000 emails late last year at the State Department’s request and recently tweeted that she wants the public to be able to review her emails. The State Department has given about 900 pages of material to a congressional committee examining the Benghazi controversy.
The following are unanswered questions:
- Did Clinton receive approval or assistance from any State Department officials in setting up the account or server or using it?
- Did anyone at the State Department ever express concerns to her or her senior staff about either the security or archiving implications of using the private address?
- Was she aware of a 2005 State Department regulation warning employees not to use private email for official communications?
- Did she correspond with any foreign leaders or officials via the account?
- Did she correspond with any other Cabinet members via the account?
- Were there discussions about email archiving when she left the department in 2013?
- Was the email really stored on a server at her home in New York? Why?
- Who paid for the server/service?
- Is she open to having a neutral party review compliance with subpoenas and the completeness of the 55,000 pages of emails?
- Who else had email accounts on her domain?
“You believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman, but if someone in your family or in your office happens to be gay and they invite you to their wedding, would you go?” Univision’s Jorge Ramos asked 2016 GOP contender Marco Rubio Wednesday.
Since then, the question has spread like ISIS, replacing “do you believe in evolution” as the hot query for media types trying to make Republicans look like neanderthals. So far, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker and John Kasich have all been asked variations of the question. (For those keeping score, like Rubio, Kasich and Walker said they would attend — in fact, Walker said he has attended a gay marriage ceremony — while Santorum said he would not. Cruz crafted his answer to say nothing at all.)
You might complain that Ramos posed a “gotcha” question with no relevance, but if you run for president, you should be prepared to answer just about anything. Almost nothing is or should be out of bounds. The real problem is similar questions are not often asked of Democratic contenders When Rand Paul was recently asked about whether he believed there should be any exceptions to his anti-abortion stance, like in cases such as rape or incest, he fired back at the media for failing to ask Democrats comparable questions on social issues like abortion.
“Here’s the deal — we always seem to have the debate way over here on what are the exact details of exemptions, or when it starts,” he complained. “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”In that spirit, here are 9 uncomfortable questions for reporters to ask Hillary Clinton — that is, if she ever gets around to submitting to an interview:
1.) What would you say if your daughter came out of the closet as a born again Christian who opposes gay marriage?
2.) Should a Christian baker be forced under penalty of law to bake a cake for a Satanist wedding ceremony?
3.) Do you oppose male only golf clubs? If so, do you also oppose female only gyms, like Curves? If not, why not?
4.) What is the appropriate pay ratio for CEOs compared to their workers? Should that ratio also apply to the Hollywood actors who have donated to your campaign compared to the crew that produce their movies?
5.) Speaking of greedy CEOs, is there a level of speaking fee which we should consider rapacious? If so, is it more or less than your speaking fee of $300,000?
6.) Would you accept the endorsement of someone who helped spark an anti-Semitic riot like, say, Al Sharpton? Or do you confine your association with him just to friendly correspondence on his birthday?
7.) Do you believe that global warming is, as John Kerry has said and as you’ve intimated in the past, the greatest threat to mankind? If so, explain in detail how you sought to curb greenhouse gas emissions in your own life? Also, while president, will you set an example by grounding Air Force One?
8.) Do you think a candidate should be disqualified from running for president if they consider a former Ku Klux Klan leader as their mentor? If so, how do you justify your continued presence in the race considering you called the late Sen. Robert Byrd, who once served as a KKK recruiter, a “mentor” of yours?
9.) Do you believe that women should have the right to choose a cosmetic or sex-selective abortion?
When you left the WH after your husband’s last term as president, why did you steal $200,000 worth of furniture, china, and artwork that you were forced to return?
Mrs. Clinton when you were Secretary of State why did you solicit contributions from foreign governments for the Clinton Foundation after you promised Presidential Obama you would not?
Mrs. Clinton why do you and your husband claim to contribute millions of dollars to charity for a tax write off when it goes to your family foundation that gives out less than 15% of the funds you collect and you use the balance to support yourself tax-free?
Mrs. Clinton why are you unable to account for $6 billion of State department funds that seem to have disappeared while you were Secretary of State?
Mrs. Clinton why did you say you were broke when you left the WH but you purchased a 42 million home built an addition for the secret service and charged the taxpayer of the US rent in an amount equal to the entire mortgage payment?
Mrs. Clinton why did you lose your law license? why did your husband lose his?
Mrs. Clinton why did you lie to the American people about the terrorist attack in Benghazi but managed to tell the truth to your daughter the same night it happened?
Mrs. Clinton what really happened to Ron Brown when he was about to testify against you and your husband?
Mrs. Clinton what really happened to Vince Foster?
source–josh gerstein, politics, kendall breitman,