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Dick Morris: Email Controversy 'Beginning of the End' for Hillary

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 06:51 PM

The issue for Hillary Clinton is not whether she broke a federal record-keeping law with her private email setup at the State Department, but whether she kept sensitive or even classified information on the server sitting in her house, two panelists told Newsmax TV  on Tuesday.

The Democrats' early presidential favorite had many questions to answer on Tuesday about having used private email only as secretary of State, former Clinton adviser Dick Morris and investigative reporter Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner told "MidPoint" guest host John Bachman.

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It was unclear whether Clinton did enough to quell the weeklong controversy with her 20-minute news conference at the United Nations in New York, where she was attending an event on women's rights.

Clinton said unequivocally that she "did not email any classified material to anyone on my email" as secretary of State. She said the private email server at her house in Chappaqua, N.Y., was secure and was originally installed for her husband's use.

The server "had numerous safeguards," Clinton said. "It was on property guarded by the Secret Service. And there were no security breaches."

Clinton also told reporters that she preserved all of her work-related email, turned it over to the State Department on demand last year as part of their record keeping, and is now taking "unprecedented" steps to make the correspondence public — once officials at State finishing reviewing it.

"Everything that would be in any way connected to work is now in possession of the State Department," Clinton said.

Westwood said on "MidPoint" that a question for Clinton is whether "she would respond to a subpoena of the actual physical servers that are housing all of these emails," as Rep. Trey Gowdy has urged Clinton to do to assist his probe into the 2012 Benghazi, Libya embassy compound attack.

Clinton on Tuesday sounded disinclined to do any more than she already has.

Asked by one reporter, "What do you think about this Republican idea of having an independent third party come in an examine your emails?" she responded, " … I went above and beyond what I was requested to do. And again, those will [emails] be out in the public domain, and people will be able to judge for themselves."

Westwood also said beforehand that the question of whether highly sensitive, if not classified, government information sat on the Clintons' personal email server is legitimate to raise.

"If the State Department has to screen these emails … then she's incriminating herself for [having] sensitive national security information on her server," said Westwood.
Morris said before the press conference: "We also have to realize that this is just the opening scandal."

"We're going to find gobs of information about Benghazi, about climate change, about negotiations with Iran, about the reset with Russia, about the NSA scandal, about wiretapping foreign leaders," he said.

"There are going to be a dozen scandals that are going to flow from this, and this will not reach its denouement until 2016, by which time it'll be too late for the Democrats to change horses because the filing period will have expired."

Clinton will also face questions about donations to the her family's foundation by foreign governments and entities that had business with the State Department on her watch, said Morris and Westwood.

"We are watching the beginning of the end," Morris said of what was expected to be Clinton's coronation as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

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