If there was ever a question about which side of the aisle mainstream reporters align with, this election has made it abundantly clear. Countless headlines and hours of news coverage have been dedicated to a fictitious story about Donald Trump ejecting a baby from a rally and psychoanalyzing the Republican nominee. But in their blind contempt for political newcomer Donald Trump, the media have covered up for the devil they know: Hillary Clinton.
The reporters and psychiatrists who are attempting to "diagnose" Donald Trump should turn their attention to the pathological liar that is Hillary Clinton. While her arrogance and disdain for the truth are infuriating, it is her blatant disregard for our national security that is truly concerning.
For a year and a half Clinton lied to the public about her exclusive use of a private email account on multiple servers, which ultimately prompted a criminal investigation by the FBI. It was reported she spent $140,000 out of her own money to manage her servers. Clinton and her lawyers also deleted tens of thousands of emails and cleaned their devices in a way that FBI Director James Comey stated would "preclude complete forensic recovery." Throughout the investigation, Clinton lied to the public about everything from how many devices she had and the fact she sent and received classified information. She even repeated some of this fiction in her testimony before Congress.
But it is the content on her email server that should be the focus of the media's attention. The recent revelations that among her emails were conversations about an Iranian scientist who was recently executed for treason undermine her ability to serve as commander in chief. Intelligence experts have also warned that the names of CIA security personnel could have been compromised. The Associated Press reported that 47 emails included the notation B3 CIA PERS/ORG, "which indicates the material referred to CIA personnel or matters related to the agency." Clinton is also facing a lawsuit by the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, who are alleging her use of a private email server put their children at risk. The question begs to be asked: Who else did she put in harm's way?
According to Comey, among the emails returned to the State Department, "110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received." A full 22 emails were deemed "top secret" and are being "withheld in full" from the public. Her emails contained "Special Access Programs," which are even more sensitive than "Top Secret" and likely reveal sources and methods of intelligence collection or expose a human asset. It has also been reported that her email server contained top secret spy satellite data on North Korea's nuclear program, information we would not want them to know we have.
Despite Clinton's best efforts to divert voters' attention away from the national security implications of her actions, security experts have dispelled her spin. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates concluded that the "odds are pretty high" that hostile nations like Iran, China and Russia hacked her server. FBI Director James Comey echoed similar statements in his press conference regarding the Clinton investigation:
"But, given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence. We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton's personal e-mail account."
The Clinton campaign insist her email servers were never hacked, but their logic defies common sense. They were quick to accuse Russia for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee emails, but her email servers were equally as unsecure. It is illogical for them to conclude that Clinton's server was somehow spared by hostile actors. Further, in responding to Donald Trump's calls for Russia to release the tens of thousands of emails Hillary Clinton deleted, her campaign foolishly admitted her emails posed a national security risk. Her spokesman wrote, "This has gone from being a curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue."
The case against Hillary Clinton is irrefutable. She is not fit to serve as commander in chief. She cannot be trusted to oversee the world's largest nuclear arsenal and superpower. The mainstream media should do their job and expose the danger she poses to the United States.
Lisa Boothe is a contributing columnist for The Washington Examiner and president of High Noon Strategies.