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August 28, 2015

The Real Scandal at the Washington Post: Hack David Ignatius Fails to Disclose His Key Source Claiming There Is No Email Scandal is Longtime Advisor to... Hillary Clinton

The "scandal" that isn't?

Meet the scandal that most definitely is.

Kristinn Taylor:

The Washington Post published a column Thursday night by David Ignatius that purports to clear leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in exclusively using a home brew server kept in her home that held top secret classified information during her four year tenure as secretary of state. The column is entitled The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t.

Ignatius' lead defense witness for Clinton is one Jeffrey Smith who is given four paragraphs of quotes defending Clinton. Ignatius identifies Smith as "a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information."

Smith is the only named source in Ignatius’ column.

Ignatius and The Post failed to disclose that Smith served as a 'close' national security adviser for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and that Smith has a history with the Clintons going back to at least President Bill Clinton’s election in 1992.

An April 2, 2007 New Republic article noted Clinton’s hiring of Smith...

Can't quote any more; go to the link to read Taylor's compilation of the Clinton-Smith connections.

Why did David Ignatius fail to note this connection? Is it because his column would have appeared even more laughable if he had properly informed his readers that the witness for the defense was an employee/crony of the accused?

Thanks to @RosenRosenRosen and Laurie David's Cervix.


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