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Editorials Hammer Clinton Over Email Scandal

- May 31, 2016

One Week Following The Release Of The State Department's Devastating Inspector General Report, Editorial Boards Across The Country Have Called Out Clinton For The Misleading Rhetoric And Reckless Conduct Surrounding Her Email Scandal

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The New York Times Editorial Headline: "Hillary Clinton, Drowning In Email " (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton, Drowning In Email," The New York Times, 5/26/16)

  • The New York Times Editorial Board: "Hillary Clinton's Campaign For The Presidency Just Got Harder…" "Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency just got harder with the release of the state department inspector general's finding that 'significant security risks' were posed by her decision to use a private email server for personal and official business while she was secretary of state." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton, Drowning In Email,"The New York Times, 5/26/16)
  • The New York Times Editorial Board: "…Above And Beyond Security Questions, The Inspector General's Report Is Certain To Fuel Doubts About Mrs. Clinton's Trustworthines…" "But above and beyond security questions, the inspector general's report is certain to fuel doubts about Mrs. Clinton's trustworthiness, lately measured as a significant problem for her in public polls." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton, Drowning In Email,"The New York Times, 5/26/16)
  • The New York Times Editorial Board: Clinton's "Reflex" To "Hunker Down When Challenged…Will Surely Inflame Critics' Charges Of An Underlying Arrogance." "The reflex she is revealing again now - to hunker down when challenged - is likely to make her seem less personable to many voters, and it will surely inflame critics' charges of an underlying arrogance." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton, Drowning In Email," The New York Times, 5/26/16)
  • The New York Times Editorial Board: Clinton's "Reflex" To "Hunker Down When Challenged…Will Surely Inflame Critics' Charges Of An Underlying Arrogance." "The reflex she is revealing again now - to hunker down when challenged - is likely to make her seem less personable to many voters, and it will surely inflame critics' charges of an underlying arrogance." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton, Drowning In Email," The New York Times, 5/26/16)

The Washington Post Editorial Headline: "Clinton's Inexcusable, Willful Disregard For The Rules" (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Inexcusable, Willful Disregard For The Rules," The Washington Post, 5/26/16)

  • The Washington Post Editorial Board: Clinton Ignored "Plenty Of Warnings To Use Official Government Communications Methods…" "Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Inexcusable, Willful Disregard For The Rules," The Washington Post, 5/26/16)
  • The Washington Post Editorial Board: "…There Is No Excuse For The Way Ms. Clinton Breezed Through All The Warnings And Notifications." "The department's email technology was archaic. Other staffers also used personal email, as did Secretary Colin Powell (2001-2005), without preserving the records. But there is no excuse for the way Ms. Clinton breezed through all the warnings and notifications." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Inexcusable, Willful Disregard For The Rules," The Washington Post, 5/26/16)

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Headline: "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking" (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)

  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "…Now Everyone Has Proof Of Her Deceptions In A Scathing Report From State Department Inspector General Steve Linick." "Only the gullible believed that, and now everyone has proof of her deceptions in a scathing report from State Department Inspector General Steve Linick." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "The IG Concludes That The Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Broke Federal Record-Keeping Rules, Never Received Permission For Her Off-Grid Server, Ignored Security Concerns Raised By Other Officials, And Employed A Staff That Flouted The Rules With The Same Disdain She Did. " (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "The IG-Who Had Better Hire A Food-Taster-Also Found That Mrs. Clinton Neither Sought Nor Received Permission For Her Private Communications. " (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "All Of This Should Bear On The FBI's Email Probe And Whether Mrs. Clinton Understood The Security Risks She Was Running. " "All of this should bear on the FBI's email probe and whether Mrs. Clinton understood the security risks she was running. On the IG's extensive evidence, she clearly did-and then she lied about it." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "The Former Secretary Also Understood The Security Risks This Posed Because She Was Warned Several Times. " (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "Voters Should Understand That This Is Precisely The Kind Of Governance Mrs. Clinton Would Return To The White House. " (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Email Deceptions: The State IG Finds She Knew The Security Risks She Was Taking," The Wall Street Journal, 5/27/16)

USA Today Editorial Headline: "Hillary Clinton Broke The Rules: Our View" (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton Broke The Rules," USA Today , 5/31/16)

  • USA Today Editorial Board: "If Clinton Wants To Become The President Of The United States, She Needs To Explain How She Could Make Such A Reckless Decision." "If Clinton wants to become the president of the United States, she needs to explain how she could make such a reckless decision. She had a chance to answer questions when the Obama administration-appointed inspector general contacted her about the investigation that was released last week. Among five recent secretaries of State, only Clinton refused." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton Broke The Rules," USA Today , 5/31/16)
  • USA Today Editorial Board: "But To Be President, She Is Going To Have To Convince Voters That She Can Put The National Security Of The United States Above Her Own Short-Term Self-Interest." "While Clinton is under potential criminal investigation by the FBI for the mishandling of classified material sent through her email, remaining silent might be in her best interests and it is certainly her right. But to be president, she is going to have to convince voters that she can put the national security of the United States above her own short-term self-interest." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton Broke The Rules," USA Today , 5/31/16)

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Headline: "Clinton's Bad Email Judgment Invites Ugly Trump Trashing" (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Bad Email Judgement Invites Ugly Trump Trashing," The Chicago-Sun Times, 5/25/16)

  • The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board: "Hillary Clinton Has To Own This One." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Bad Email Judgement Invites Ugly Trump Trashing," The Chicago-Sun Times, 5/25/16)
  • The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board: "But Wednesday's Report By The State Department's Inspector General Confirmed What Pretty Much Anybody Who Has An Email Account Knows All Too Well - Those Things Get Hacked." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Bad Email Judgement Invites Ugly Trump Trashing," The Chicago-Sun Times, 5/25/16)
  • The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board: "Yet An American Secretary Of State, Involved In Some Of The Most Sensitive International Security Issues In The World, Was Utterly Cavalier About Taking Precautions." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Bad Email Judgement Invites Ugly Trump Trashing," The Chicago-Sun Times, 5/25/16)

The New York Daily News Editorial Headline: "Hillary Called To Account: Clinton's Reckless Disregard For Emails" (Editorial Board, "Hillary Called To Account: Clinton's Reckless Disregard For E-Mail Security," The New York Daily News, 5/27/16)

  • The New York Daily News Editorial Board: "She Screwed Up Big-Time, And None Of Her Shifting Explanations Passes The Smell Test." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Called To Account: Clinton's Reckless Disregard For E-Mail Security," The New York Daily News, 5/27/16)
  • The New York Daily News Editorial Board: "…The Report Makes Clear That Clinton Was Explicitly Warned Against Handling Information In Such A Fashion…" "But the report makes clear that Clinton was explicitly warned against handling sensitive information in such a fashion - on grounds that use of personal email might compromise secrets and violate public records rules." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Called To Account: Clinton's Reckless Disregard For E-Mail Security," The New York Daily News, 5/27/16)
  • The New York Daily News Editorial Board: "Still More, Clinton Exacerbated Her Risky Behavior By Mishandling Records Upon Leaving." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Called To Account: Clinton's Reckless Disregard For E-Mail Security," The New York Daily News, 5/27/16)
  • The New York Daily News Editorial Board: "The Inspector General Has Set The Distressing Record Straight." "Clinton has alternately admitted that her use of personal email was 'a mistake' and asserted that she has been the subject of partisan attacks that she irresponsibly handled classified information. The inspector general has set the distressing record straight." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Called To Account: Clinton's Reckless Disregard For E-Mail Security," The New York Daily News, 5/27/16)

Tampa Bay Times Editorial Headline: "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server" (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server," Tampa Bay Times, 5/26/16)

  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board: "Once Again, Hillary Clinton Owes The American People Candid Answers." "Once again, Hillary Clinton owes the American people candid answers. Once again, she wants voters to believe her intent was pure even as she ignored the rules." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server," Tampa Bay Times, 5/26/16)
  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board: "Once Again, She Has Wounded Herself With Arrogant Decisions And Feeble Explanations That Erode The Public's Trust, Fuel The Harsh Rhetoric Of Her Opponents And Undermine Her Campaign For President." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server," Tampa Bay Times, 5/26/16)
  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board: "In Pursuing Convenience And Privacy For Personal Communications, Clinton Ignored More Serious Considerations About National Security And Public Records." "In pursuing convenience and privacy for personal communications, Clinton ignored more serious considerations about national security and public records. She initially explored obtaining a department-issued BlackBerry, but dropped the idea after being warned that exchanges would be subject to public records requests. No one at the State Department told her to use a government email address, and she never asked permission to use a private account or the email server at her private home." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server," Tampa Bay Times, 5/26/16)
  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board: "When State Department Employees Raised Concerns, They Were Told By Their Boss Never To Mention Clinton's Email System Again." "When State Department employees raised concerns, they were told by their boss never to mention Clinton's email system again. When Clinton was sent a memo about hacking attempts aimed at State Department officials, she kept using her private email server - and the report says that server was briefly shut down twice when it appeared to be a target." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server," Tampa Bay Times, 5/26/16)
  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board: "Further Undermining Clinton's Credibility Are Her Own Explanations." "Further undermining Clinton's credibility are her own explanations. She has claimed the State Department "allowed" her to use a private email server, but the report says no permission was given." (Editorial Board, "Clinton's Terrible Judgement On Email Server," Tampa Bay Times, 5/26/16)

The Oklahoman Editorial Headline: "IG Report Underscores Why Clinton Rates Poorly For Honesty" (Editorial Board, "IG Report Underscores Why Clinton Rates Poorly For Honesty," The Oklahoman, 5/27/16)

  • The Oklahoman Editorial Board: "The Report Leaves The Clear Impression That Clinton Didn't Much Care What The Rules Were." (Editorial Board, "IG Report Underscores Why Clinton Rates Poorly For Honesty," The Oklahoman, 5/27/16)
  • The Oklahoman Editorial Board: "During The Campaign, She Has Consistently Fared Poorly With Voters On The Question Of Honesty And Integrity. This Report Helps Underscore Why That's The Case." (Editorial Board, "IG Report Underscores Why Clinton Rates Poorly For Honesty," The Oklahoman, 5/27/16)

The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Headline: "Clinton Should Answer Email Questions" (Editorial Board, "Clinton Should Answer Email Questions," The Columbus Dispatch, 5/31/16)

  • The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Board: "But Even More Troubling Is Clinton's Refusal To Be Interviewed About Her Practices By Government Officials." "A State Department audit has found that Hillary Clinton violated department rules in her use of a home email server and failed to properly preserve federal records as secretary of state. That is troubling in itself for someone so close to becoming her party's nominee for president. But even more troubling is Clinton's refusal to be interviewed about her practices by government officials." (Editorial Board, "Clinton Should Answer Email Questions," The Columbus Dispatch , 5/31/16)
  • The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Board: "Allegations Of Bias From The Clinton Camp Are Futile And Should Be Dropped ." "Allegations of bias from the Clinton camp are futile and should be dropped. This was no GOP witch hunt. It was a review directed by Clinton's own successor, John Kerry, a fellow Democrat. Three previous secretaries of state willingly submitted to interviews about their own practices: Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice, as well as Kerry." (Editorial Board, "Clinton Should Answer Email Questions," The Columbus Dispatch , 5/31/16)
  • The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Board: "It's Unclear Why Clinton Has Dragged This Out To The Point That It Is Tainting Her Candidacy And Feeding Already Rampant Doubts About Her Trustworthiness." "Clinton remains under FBI investigation, and she has said she will cooperate. But of course, there are consequences to refusing the FBI. It's unclear why Clinton has dragged this out to the point that it is tainting her candidacy and feeding already rampant doubts about her trustworthiness. She knows that she was supposed to surrender all department-related emails upon leaving office, yet it's taken two years to obtain them. Clinton must assure voters that this is not the way she would conduct business in the White House." (Editorial Board, "Clinton Should Answer Email Questions," The Columbus Dispatch , 5/31/16)

The Toledo Blade Editorial Headline: "Early Verdict On Clinton Emails" (Editorial Board, "Early Verdict On Clinton Emails," The Toledo Blade, 5/31/16)

  • The Toledo Blade Editorial Board: "Many Voters Will Find Their Worries Confirmed: That Mrs. Clinton Thinks Rules Followed By Other People Don't Apply To Her." (Editorial Board, "Early Verdict On Clinton Emails,"The Toledo Blade, 5/31/16)
  • The Toledo Blade Editorial Board: "And This Takes Us Back To The Clinton Administration, In Which We Were Sometimes Told Mrs. Clinton Served As 'Co-President' With Husband Bill. Again, Not Much Respect For Laws Or Rules." (Editorial Board, "Early Verdict On Clinton Emails,"The Toledo Blade, 5/31/16)
  • The Toledo Blade Editorial Board: "An Indictment Would Throw A Very Large Wrench Into The Coronation Plans." (Editorial Board, "Early Verdict On Clinton Emails,"The Toledo Blade, 5/31/16)

The Boston Herald Editorial Headline: "Hillary Clinton's Endless Lies" (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton's Endless Lies," The Boston Herald, 5/26/16)

  • The Boston Herald Editorial Board: "So Many Lies, So Little Time." "So many lies, so little time. And so very much for the FBI to sort out, let's hope before November." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton's Endless Lies," The Boston Herald, 5/26/16)

The Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial Headline: "Clinton And Her Emails" (Editorial Board, "Clinton And Her Emails," The Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/27/16)

  • The Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial Board: "As Some Have Suspected, It Looks As If The Biggest Obstacle In Hillary Clinton's Path To The Presidency Isn't Bernie Sanders Or Donald Trump. It's The FBI." (Editorial Board, "Clinton And Her Emails," The Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial Board: Clinton Has A "Well-Established Pattern Of Half-Truths And Obfuscations…" "Consistent with Mrs. Clinton's well-established pattern of half-truths and obfuscations, she had previously declared she would be happy to 'talk to anybody, anytime' about the issue and would encourage her associates to cooperate. But, the AP pointed out, 'Clinton and several of her senior staff declined to be interviewed' for the investigation." (Editorial Board, "Clinton And Her Emails," The Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial Board: "…Mrs. Clinton Remains Enveloped In An Aura Of Dirt And Scandal." "Like Pig-Pen from the Peanuts comic strip dragging around a cloud of grime and dust wherever he goes, Mrs. Clinton remains enveloped in an aura of dirt and scandal." (Editorial Board, "Clinton And Her Emails," The Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/27/16)
  • The Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial Board: But Voters Shouldn't Expect Her 'The Rules Don't Apply To Me' Attitude To Change If She And Bill Make It Back To The White House. " (Editorial Board, "Clinton And Her Emails," The Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/27/16)

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Headline: "Hillary Clinton's Trust Problem" " (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton's Trust Problem," The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 5/28/16)

  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Board: "Is It Any Wonder Voters Don't Trust Hillary Clinton?" "Is it any wonder voters don't trust Hillary Clinton? Her chronic obsession with secrecy - laid out in a new report on her email practices while secretary of state - makes them wonder what she's trying to hide." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton's Trust Problem," The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 5/28/16)
  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Board: "But It Does Fit A Clinton Pattern Going Back Decades." "Why the secrecy? In this case, that's hard to say. But it does fit a Clinton pattern going back decades. When she ran the Clinton administration's health care project in 1993, the meetings were secret. When she was under investigation for the Whitewater land deals, she resisted releasing the records. She still hasn't released transcripts of her multimillion-dollar speeches to Wall Street bankers. This latest news about her private email server - operated out of the Clintons' home in New York - is of a piece with the rest." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton's Trust Problem," The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 5/28/16)
  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Editorial Board: "Clinton Has Not Adequately Explained Her Actions Or Even Acknowledged She Understands The Severity Of The Issue." "Clinton has not adequately explained her actions or even acknowledged she understands the severity of the issue. We get it: She is overly cautious after years of political attacks and wants to shield herself from more attacks. Understandable. But hiding emails from the public only reinforces a well-deserved reputation for secrecy and raises concerns about what kind of government she would lead if elected president in November. Her halfhearted attempts so far to explain away her secret email server are not reassuring." (Editorial Board, "Hillary Clinton's Trust Problem," The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 5/28/16)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Headline: "Tale Of The Email: State Department Confirms Clintonian Ways" (Editorial Board, "Tale Of The Email: State Department Confirms Clintonian Ways," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 5/27/16)

  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board: "Fence-Sitters Will Find Their Latent Suspicions Confirmed: That Ms. Clinton Thinks Rules Followed By Other People Don't Apply To Her…" "But fence-sitters will find their latent suspicions confirmed: that Ms. Clinton thinks rules followed by other people don't apply to her, if she considers them inconvenient or intrusive, and she'll try to prevaricate out of a jam when confronted." (Editorial Board, "Tale Of The Email: State Department Confirms Clintonian Ways," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 5/27/16)
  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board: "An Indictment Would Throw Another Wrench Into The Coronation Plans." "In any case, the State Department report will have only reputational effect on Ms. Clinton. Across town, the FBI is investigating whether criminal activity was involved in the setup of clintonemail.com, and whether authentically highly classified material went hurtling through its insecure digital pathways. An indictment would throw another wrench into the coronation plans." (Editorial Board, "Tale Of The Email: State Department Confirms Clintonian Ways," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , 5/27/16)

The Des Moines Register Editorial Headline: "Email Scandal Shows Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy" (Editorial Board, "Email Scandal Shows Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy," The Des Moines Register , 5/26/16)

  • The Des Moines Register Editorial Board: "Why Is It That Whenever Hillary Clinton Finds Herself In A Hole Of Her Own Making, Her First Instinct Is To Keep Digging?" (Editorial Board, "Email Scandal Shows Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy," The Des Moines Register , 5/26/16)
  • The Des Moines Register Editorial Board: "[Clinton] Has No One To Blame But Herself." "Here we are, 14 months into the scandal over her use of a private email server as secretary of state, and there's still no end in sight. For this, she has no one to blame but herself." (Editorial Board, "Email Scandal Shows Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy," The Des Moines Register , 5/26/16)
  • The Des Moines Register Editorial Board: "[Clinton] Resorted To Carefully Parsed Statements That Implied Her Only Fault Was An Inability To Predict The Future…" "When that was shown to be false, she resorted to carefully parsed statements that implied her only fault was an inability to predict the future and foretell which of her emails might later be deemed classified." (Editorial Board, "Email Scandal Shows Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy," The Des Moines Register , 5/26/16)
  • The Des Moines Register Editorial Board: "Unfortunately, It's Clear Today That Even As She Assured The Public She Was Cooperating With Investigators, She Was Doing Nothing Of The Kind." "Unfortunately, it's clear today that even as she assured the public she was cooperating with investigators, she was doing nothing of the kind. While announcing that she was 'more than ready to talk to anybody, anytime,' she was also refusing to sit with the Office of the Inspector General's investigators for a formal interview." (Editorial Board, "Email Scandal Shows Clinton Is Her Own Worst Enemy," The Des Moines Register , 5/26/16)

The New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Headline: "Served: State Dept. Wipes Out Clinton Excuses" (Editorial Board, "Served: State Dept. Wipes Out Clinton Excuses," The New Hampshire Union Leader, 5/26/16)

  • The New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Board: The Report Revealed "That Staffers Felt Pressured To Shut Up About Their Security Concerns." "The internal investigation shows that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never bothered to get approval to conduct official business using a personal email address, and that staffers felt pressured to shut up about their security concerns." (Editorial Board, "Served: State Dept. Wipes Out Clinton Excuses," The New Hampshire Union Leader, 5/26/16)
  • The New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Board: "[Clinton] Blatantly Lied When She Said Her Actions Had Been Approved, And That No Classified Material Was On Her Server." "Clinton has stonewalled the investigations into her email abuses for years. She blatantly lied when she said her actions had been approved, and that no classified material was on her server." (Editorial Board, "Served: State Dept. Wipes Out Clinton Excuses," The New Hampshire Union Leader, 5/26/16)
  • The New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Board: " Clinton Sacrificed National Security In Order To Shield Her Official Correspondence From Public Scrutiny. " (Editorial Board, "Served: State Dept. Wipes Out Clinton Excuses," The New Hampshire Union Leader, 5/26/16)

The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Headline: "Clinton And The Email Scandal" (Editorial Board, "Clinton And The Email Scandal," The Virginian-Pilot , 5/28/16)

  • The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board: "…This Episode Helps Confirm A Long-Standing Belief: Hillary Clinton Has An Honesty Problem, And It's Not Going Away." "This week's report will not scuttle her candidacy. Only an FBI indictment, yet to be decided, would prove disqualifying. But this episode helps confirm a long-standing belief: Hillary Clinton has an honesty problem, and it's not going away." (Editorial Board, "Clinton And The Email Scandal," The Virginian-Pilot , 5/28/16)
  • The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board: "…[Clinton] Did Not Seek Permission To Set Up The Private Network For Handling Sensitive Information, Despite Her Constant Assertions That The Scheme Was Allowed." "This week was a disaster for Clinton's efforts to surmount the perception. A report by the State Department Inspector General was sharply critical of the private email server she used when she led that federal agency. The IG concluded that Clinton violated State Department policy and record-keeping protocols. According to the report, she did not seek permission to set up the private network for handling sensitive information, despite her constant assertions that the scheme was allowed." (Editorial Board, "Clinton And The Email Scandal," The Virginian-Pilot , 5/28/16)
  • The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board: "Knowingly Violating [The Freedom Of Information Act's] Provisions Means Intentionally Thwarting The Twin Goals Of Transparency And Accountability FOIA Was Designed To Foster." "That is simply not true. This report asserts that Clinton established the private server as a way to specifically subvert the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. That law is meant to preserve records used in the execution of the people's business so that citizens have a better understanding of how government operates and how it makes decisions. Knowingly violating its provisions means intentionally thwarting the twin goals of transparency and accountability FOIA was designed to foster." (Editorial Board, "Clinton And The Email Scandal," The Virginian-Pilot , 5/28/16)

The Albuquerque Journal Editorial Headline: "Inspector General Slams Clinton's Private Email Use" (Editorial Board, "Inspector General Slams Clinton's Private Email Use," The Albuquerque Journal, 5/28/16)

  • The Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board: "Clinton Has Ignored Questions About The Inspector General's Findings As She Campaigns Across The Nation." " Clinton has ignored questions about the inspector general's findings as she campaigns across the nation. But campaign spokesman and master spinmeister Brian Fallon tried to downplay it by saying others did it, too: 'The inspector general documents just how consistent her email practices were with those of other secretaries and senior officials at the State Department who also used personal email.'" (Editorial Board, "Inspector General Slams Clinton's Private Email Use," The Albuquerque Journal, 5/28/16)
  • The Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board: "The Inspector General's Report Leaves Little Question About The Seriousness Of The Issue And None About Whether She Lied About It ." (Editorial Board, "Inspector General Slams Clinton's Private Email Use,"The Albuquerque Journal, 5/28/16)

The Buffalo News Editorial Headline: "Latest Revelations About Clinton's Emails Questions About Her Judgement" (Editorial Board, "Latest Revelations About Clinton's Emails Questions About Her Judgement," The Buffalo News , 5/28/16)

  • The Buffalo News Editorial Board: "The Former First Lady, New York Senator And Secretary Of State Has A Compulsion For Secrecy That Is Self-Destructive And That Feeds The Belief That She Is Untrustworthy." "Rarely does a candidate for so high an office undermine her own cause as surely as Hillary Clinton has. The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state has a compulsion for secrecy that is self-destructive and that feeds the belief that she is untrustworthy." (Editorial Board, "Latest Revelations About Clinton's Emails Questions About Her Judgement," The Buffalo News , 5/28/16)
  • The Buffalo News Editorial Board: "Either She Couldn't Figure Out That The [Email Scandal] Would Become Public And Dog Her Presidential Campaign Or She Didn't Care." "But here's the thing that is especially troubling regarding Clinton as presidential candidate - more troubling, even, than the matter of the emails, themselves: Either she couldn't figure out that the issue would become public and dog her presidential campaign or she didn't care. Neither speaks well of her judgment and her ability to weigh the consequences of actions. Both qualities are important in a president." (Editorial Board, "Latest Revelations About Clinton's Emails Questions About Her Judgement," The Buffalo News , 5/28/16)
  • The Buffalo News Editorial Board: "…She Knew The Rules And Knew - Or Should Have Known - That Her Decision To Use A Private Email Server Would Almost Certainly Become Public And Undermine The Campaign She Was Sure To Undertake." "But an explanation is not the same as an excuse and, in the end, it doesn't matter. She chose to run for president in 2008 and to do it again this year. Having been to that dance twice before in the 1990s, she knew the rules and knew - or should have known - that her decision to use a private email server would almost certainly become public and undermine the campaign she was sure to undertake." (Editorial Board, "Latest Revelations About Clinton's Emails Questions About Her Judgement," The Buffalo News , 5/28/16)

The York Dispatch Editorial Headline: "Clinton Must Fix Blind Spot" (Editorial Board, "Clinton Must Fix Blind Spot,"The York Dispatch, 5/30/16)

  • The York Dispatch Editorial Board: "Many Americans - Including Those Who Believe They Should Be In Power - Perceive [The Clintons] As Believing They Are Above The Rules." "There is one critical blind spot that Bill and Hillary Clinton seem to have. Many Americans - including those who believe they should be in power - perceive them as believing they are above the rules." (Editorial Board, "Clinton Must Fix Blind Spot,"The York Dispatch, 5/30/16)
  • The York Dispatch Editorial Board: "That Clinton's Mistake Could Cost Her Credibility In What's Sure To Be A Tough Fight If She Ends Up Squaring Off Against Trump For The Presidency Is More Than Regrettable." (Editorial Board, "Clinton Must Fix Blind Spot,"The York Dispatch, 5/30/16)
  • The York Dispatch Editorial Board: "She Should Have Learned This Lesson By Now: The Public's Perception Is Her Reality." "She should have learned this lesson by now: The public's perception is her reality. Clinton must do what she can to repair her credibility and stop giving the appearance that she believes she is above the rules. Otherwise, this critical blind spot could become a fatal political liability." (Editorial Board, "Clinton Must Fix Blind Spot," The York Dispatch, 5/30/16)

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