Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy Thinks We're All Stupid
"[Hillary Clinton] kept her emails exactly the same way as her two predecessors, but she's released 30,000 of them", the governor told reporters in Hartford shortly before departing for New Hampshire. "You have not seen 30,000 emails from either of her predecessors. In fact, you have not seen 5,000 emails from her predecessors.""Fact" 1 is not true. "Fact" 2, about the number of emails she released, isn't even accurate. "Fact" 3, about why her predecessors didn't release as many emails, is more nuanced than Malloy misleads you to believe, and it's already been fact-checked a full 10 months ago by the Washington Post, not known for being a conservative-leaning paper (check their editorials) in spite of having George Will as a columnist:
ACTUAL FACTS 1 and 3:
Multiple news outlets [including the liberal-leaning Politico] have reported that Condoleezza Rice, Clinton’s immediate predecessor as secretary of state, did not use her personal e-mail for official communication — and did not use e-mail much in general. The State Department also confirmed that this was the case. So it would not be fair to compare Clinton’s e-mail usage to Rice’s e-mail usage.ACTUAL FACT 2:
When Colin L. Powell served as secretary of state from 2001 to 2005, he did use his personal e-mail address for official business, as Schumer noted. He is known as the first secretary to modernize the agency’s computer system and use of technology. But Powell said during a March 8 interview on ABC News’ “This Week” that he “retained none of those e-mails.” His e-mail account from 10-plus years ago has been closed for years.
“I don’t have any to turn over. I did not keep a cache of them. I did not print them off. I do not have thousands of pages somewhere in my personal files,” Powell said on the show. “In fact, a lot of the e-mails that came out of my personal account went into the State Department system. They were addressed to State Department employees and the state.gov domain. But I don’t know if the servers at the State Department captured those or not. And most — they were all unclassified and most of them, I think, are pretty benign, so I’m not terribly concerned even if they were able to recover them.”
NARA confirmed to The Fact Checker that it opened an inquiry into locating Powell’s e-mail records. Given that he is unable to immediately provide the records, it is not an accurate comparison to Clinton’s situation. Her e-mails were accessible enough to turn over to the State Department soon after the agency requested them. (Indeed, according to the Times, Clinton’s staff had been negotiating about the return of the e-mails since August, two months before the letter was sent.)
In addition, electronic record archiving regulations were clearer and more modernized by the time Clinton took office than when Powell did. In 2005, after Powell left office, the State Department updated the Foreign Affairs manual to say that day-to-day operations should be conducted on the authorized system.
In 2009, the year Clinton became secretary, federal regulations codified what experts say was a long-held assumption that a contemporary transfer to archives is required of personal e-mails used for official business. (A November 2014 law created new federal definitions for electronic records and set a 20-day limit for producing them.) [my emphases]
"The New York Times reported that after the [State Department letter requesting former secretaries of state to provide records for archiving purposes] was sent, Clinton in December provided 55,000 pages of personal e-mail records."Not Malloy's "30,000."
Governor Malloy: wrong on counts one, two and three. Don't you keep up with the real news? Neither of Hillary's predecessors "kept [their] emails exactly the same way." I suppose you could be faulted for buying this lie that Senator Chuck Schumer foisted on the stupid American public on CBS' Face The Nation in March 2015, except that, in addition to the WashPo, PolitiFact also deemed Schumer’s subsequent Hillary-defending statements "Mostly False" that same month.
But to perpetuate a lie, Governor, a long 10 months after it's been proven false by not one but two fact-checking entities? Wow. I guess you really do want to follow in Hillary's footsteps someday. Because this makes you either ignorant, not smart enough to be Governor, or ... a liar yourself.
As The WashPo concluded, waaaayyyy back in March last year:
"...this common defense among her supporters is used to deflect the central issue: that Clinton exclusively used a personal account, and did not provide records until she was requested to, after she left office. That is the most relevant point, so the Democrats earn Three Pinocchios [out of a possible Four]."God help this country if you ever give Dannel P. Malloy (who only wants to be chummily called "Dan" when he's running for office; after he wins, it's back to the stiff-armed "Dannell") the national attention/offices he's been avidly/surreptitiously seeking. (Why do you really think he's in New Hampshire carrying Hillary's befouled water for her?)
Why do I warn America about Malloy? Here's why. He's almost single-handedly responsible (along with his buddy, the career leftist politician Senator Richard Blumenthal and his Democrat-ruled legislature) for having "actively brought [Connecticut's] economy close to complete collapse."
Go on. Read all about it. If you dare.