Jack EngelhardJack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers’ demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist. His website: www.jackengelhard.com
Her lapses in memory and judgment ought to be enough to disqualify her as a candidate for anything between dogcatcher to the presidency of the United States, given what we know after the FBI released a bucketful of notes, over the weekend, related to the bureau’s investigation of Hillary Clinton.
They interviewed her for three and a half hours. Her answers are startling for their disdain to truth and reckless approach to national security.
At this point, if this were a TV or movie drama, her best friend would be saying, “Time to get a lawyer.”
Rather, it is time for her to throw in the towel, if she has any love for this country whatsoever.
It’s time to end this national nightmare she has imposed upon herself, her party, and upon the entire country.
More than two dozen times, in terms of her email comings and goings, she said, “I can’t recall.”
That’s the sort of language we hear from bank robbers.
About incoming messages, she testified that she did not know what “c” meant in the header. Confidential, maybe?
As to transparency, she, or her husband, or members of her team, actually used a hammer to beat to death particular devices. This signals panic and desperation to keep us from knowing what sort of information may have been going back and forth, or rather what sort of “extreme carelessness” may have jeopardized our national security.
For, so far as this citizen is concerned, what follows is the most damning evidence as to why she is unfit to run for office.
We turn to The Washington Post, a paper (like all the rest) that tries mightily to destroy Donald Trump as it tries to save Hillary, but finds itself tied in knots to make a case favorable to her. A particular paragraph assures us that the FBI notes “contain no major revelations.”
So rest easy. Mr. and Mrs. America, and let’s get back to the real business at hand, finding imperfections in Donald Trump.
Yes, they keep trying to change the subject because the subject herself is so inconvenient, intolerable and indefensible.
But here, a few sentences later, comes the howler from the Post:
“The FBI found no evidence that anyone penetrated the email of the former secretary of state herself — although hostile foreign actors successfully gained access to the personal e-mail accounts of individuals with whom Clinton was in regular contact and, in doing so, obtained e-mails sent to or received by Clinton on her personal account.”
You wonder what they mean by “actors?” In political, legalistic and law enforcement language, they do not mean George Clooney.
By foreign actors, they do not mean Gerard Depardieu.
What this means is that classified information may well have ended up in the hands of our enemies.
The Rosenbergs were given the electric chair for something like this.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the novelist: “News Anchor Sweetheart,” a novelist’s version of Fox News and Megyn Kelly. Engelhard is the author of the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com