It’s always seemed like the Clinton family is playing with a different set of rules then the rest of America, and it remains incredibly unclear as to why that’s the case.
Clear instances of wrongdoing get brushed aside as if there’s nothing to see here, while any and all missteps are explained away as some kind of vast conspiracy.
The latter behavior has been on full display as Hillary Clinton promotes her vent session disguised as a book.
Close observers have been patiently waiting for years for the curtain to be pulled back so that the family’s various warts can be exposed for all to see.
McClatchy DC passes along a small glimmer of hope that may finally happen.
A federal appeals court will hear a case brought by Judicial Watch on Friday to make public draft indictments of Hillary Clinton from the Whitewater scandal in the 1990s.
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act requests, wants copies of the documents that the National Archives and Records Administration has declined to release. It filed a FOIA request for the documents in March 2015 and in October 2015 the group sued for the 238 pages of responsive records.
The documents in question stem from the Kenneth Starr investigation that nearly brought down Bill Clinton’s presidency.
While there was plenty of collateral damage, the Clintons essentially walked away scot free.
According to Judicial Watch: “The National Archives argues that the documents should be kept secret, citing grand jury secrecy and Clinton’s personal privacy.”
But Judicial Watch says that because so much about the Whitewater case has already been made public, “there is no secrecy or privacy left to protect.”
This is another example of the ‘nothing to see here, move along’ kind of thing that has always hung over the Clinton’s like a storm cloud.
If that’s really the case, then there should be zero problem making these documents public. Considering the steps that have been taken to keep them private to date, we’ll consider that highly unlikely.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that the appeals court does the right thing here. In a perfect world, others will follow suit.
Source: McClatchy DC