Dan Metcalfe plans to vote for Hillary Clinton, but the Democrat and former federal government employee may help to bolster a wave of criticism leveled at the presumed Democratic presidential candidate over her email secrecy scandal, The Hill reported.
Metcalfe, a Justice Department expert who worked to oversee its Freedom of Information Act implementation, and who founded its Office of Information and Privacy, has been outspoken in "publicly ripping" the former secretary of state over her explanation of using a private email account for her business, The Hill noted.
His honesty, however, could likely flame the cacophony on the right who won't let the controversy go and who will likely use it against Clinton in what is expected to be a tight presidential contest.
The retired Metcalfe, 63, who teaches part-time at American University as an adjunct professor of law, has become an emerging media star, The Hill said, interviewed by everyone from CNN to Politico
and as he candidly takes on Clinton's explanation as "laughable."
He has been blunt in his assessment of her actions, telling C-SPAN
with the deep credibility of his post that "based upon my first-hand involvement in a number of things during the Clinton administration, I have absolutely no doubt that Secretary Clinton well knows the operation of the Freedom of Information Act and knows what, frankly, what she was doing.”
The angry blowback from other Hillary supporters directed at Metcalfe has been rough, The Hill noted. Metcalfe said he wasn't trying to hurt her.
"I’m not after Secretary Clinton. I’m just calling it as I see it," he defended to C-SPAN.
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