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Fournier: Clinton ‘Stone Wall Is Crumbling,’ ‘Ridiculous’ To Say She Volunteered Server

National Journal Senior Political Columnist Ron Fournier argued that Hillary Clinton’s “stone wall is crumbling” and that claims that she “voluntarily” turned over her server are “patently, obviously ridiculous” on Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report.”

Fournier said, “this is Groundhog Day. The parsing that we saw there, the deception we saw there, the victimization we saw there, it goes back to Arkansas. Now, some of those charges over the years haven’t been true. But most of them are self-inflicted wounds, including this one. What’s happened here is, her stone wall is crumbling. And we’re seeing that the Clintons, in a case like this, can’t even do the right thing the right way that she should have turned this — first of all, she shouldn’t even have had the server, off the books. As soon as she got caught, she should have turned it over to the IG, or to some kind of third-party source. She had to have it dragged out of her. Now they’re trying to claim that she did this voluntarily, and of course, that is patently, obviously ridiculous.”

He added that “it doesn’t matter” whether the classified material on Clinton’s server was classified “at generation,” because “there is an onus on a public official, especially a secretary of state, to handle classified material in an appropriate way, whether it — or not it is marked. There have been people who have gone to jail, including a gentleman by the name of Thomas Drake, who worked for the NSC, for mishandling classified material that was not marked. So, this is just part of the smokescreen. It really doesn’t matter. If she compromised our most sensitive secrets by putting on a — actually, she didn’t compromise it, but if it got in the wrong hands because she put it on a rogue server, that’s her responsibility. That is wrong. It doesn’t matter whether it was marked or not.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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