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Cummings Praises Hillary Clinton's 'Transparency'

Mar. 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton finally addressed – through a tweet – the ever-growing scandal further tarnishing her tenure at the State Department. “I want the public to see my email,” she said. “I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.” That was enough to elicit high praise from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Cummings exclaimed, “As far as I am aware, no other Cabinet secretary in history has ever called for the release of his or her emails – in their entirety and throughout his or her tenure. I commend Secretary Clinton’s decision.” Of course, we’re wondering how many emails there actually are – much less damning correspondences that haven’t been thoroughly vetted and discarded – and Cummings didn’t mention anything about Clinton’s deplorable practice that prompted an investigation by Congress. Would he lavish such praise on the Bush administration’s Condoleezza Rice if she was being accused of malpractice? Clinton is in damage control, so her only option is to claim she has nothing to hide. And her fellow Democrats will help her every step of the way. More…

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