Hillary Clinton Called Out by Top Democrat over Email Scandal

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Former Secretary of State and probable Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may have seen her hopes of taking residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. swirl down the political toilet over her use of her private email to conduct all of her government business while she served as America’s top diplomat.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, went on NBC’s Meet the Press and stated that Clinton needed to “step up and come out and say exactly what the situation was” as to why she used her personal email and not her official government-issued email address.

Feinstein is right: “the silence is going to hurt” Clinton if she doesn’t “step up” and give a full accounting for her actions.

To her credit, Clinton did instruct the State Department to turn over about 55,000 pages of emails, but thus far, the emails that have been turned over show “gaps of months and months and months,” according to the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).

Don’t expect Feinstein to be the last Democrat to weigh in and demand answers from Clinton. Remember, the country is gearing up for the 2016 presidential primary, and with the Republicans controlling the Congress, Democrats need to retain the White House and may be forced to hang Clinton out to dry in order to nominate and help elect a less “tainted” candidate.