The haphazard press conference Team Hillary put together yesterday in the wake of the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, was a shining example of taking a bad situation and making it worse.
Patterico covered one aspect of her remarks. It sure seemed liked Hillary wanted people to get out and vote. Now. Almost like she was concerned something might happen to derail a possible victory.
But there are several areas of the press conference that are somewhat mind-blowing in that Hillary has a problem making demands of the FBI that she has not done ever since these allegations surfaced in early 2015. Here is the entire press conference. It is only four minutes long, but I want to concentrate on three specific times.
28 seconds, 48 seconds and at 1:32. Here is the video:
At 28 seconds, Hillary says the following:
So the American people deserve to get the full and complete facts, immediately.
Then at 48 seconds she says:
Therefore, it’s imperative that the bureau explain this issue and question whatever it is, without any delay.
Hillary Clinton is barking at the FBI to make sure they do something “immediately” and without “delay.”
Is it possible for her lack any more self-awareness? She is in this mess because she decided she was above the rules and possibly above the law on her private email server. When the emails were requested, they took their time and decided for themselves which emails were personal and which ones were business related. They obfuscated, delayed and were forced to do things under the threat of a subpoena. But now she wants this taken care of quickly.
At 1:32 she tells a flat out lie:
When this letter, sent to Republican members of the House, was released.
Nice try at smearing FBI Director Comey. She accuses him of sending the letter only to Republicans. ABC looked into that:
Fact check: Contrary to what Clinton said, Comey sent letter to both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. @benyc
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 28, 2016
It’s like her and some in her circle just can’t stop obfuscating. It’s as natural as breathing to them.
Regardless of what happens, Hillary’s hypocrisy in demanding something be done fast after she has perfected the art of the information delay is stunning.
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