Sometimes you find the truth in the most unlikely of sources…But usually Democrats wouldn’t look to a Bush for that truth.
Never say never, folks…
“But her emails!” has become a rallying cry on social media, a comment often made on news stories when President Donald Trump or another member of the Republican Party does something incredibly sketchy, yet faces no consequences.
The ridiculousness of the phrase reminds the public of the constant attacks on Hillary Clinton, via Trump and the conservative media, concerning her use of a private email server. Those attacks have been proven to be nothing more than an attempted character assassination of Hillary, given the fact that much of the media relatively ignored the fact that Karl Rove deleted more than 20 million government emails while serving as former President George W. Bush’s top adviser.
From The Proud Democrat:
For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton’s personal email habits, and no evidence of a crime has been found. But now they at least have the skills and interest to focus on a much larger and deeper email conspiracy, one involving war, lies, a private server run by the Republican Party and contempt of Congress citations—all of it still unsolved and unpunished.
Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2009, the Bush White House “lost” 22 million emails. This correspondence included millions of emails written during the darkest period in America’s recent history, when the Bush administration was ginning up support for what turned out to be a disastrous war in Iraq with false claims that the country possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and, later, when it was firing U.S. attorneys for political reasons.
Much like Hillary Clinton, the Bush White House used a private email server, which was owned by the Republican National Convention. According to Eric Boehlert, who works with the pro-Clinton group, Media Matters, “It’s about as amazing a double standard as you can get…If you look at the Bush emails, he was a sitting president, and 95 percent of his chief advisers’ emails were on a private email system set up by the RNC. Imagine if for the last year and a half we had been talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails set up on a private DNC server?”
Thomas Blanton, director of the Washington-based National Security Archive, sums up the admitted loss of 22 million emails from Dick Cheney’s office, saying, “That the vice president’s office, widely characterized as the most powerful vice president in history, should have no archived emails in its accounts for scores of days—especially days when there was discussion of whether to invade Iraq—beggared the imagination.”