It all has such a marvelous banana-republic feel to it, which should outrage the taxpayers forced to pay trillions of dollars for a government that can’t even follow the sort of document-handling requirements it routinely imposes on small business owners. Remember, we would have exactly zero emails if the House Benghazi Committee hadn’t demanded documents the State Department had to admit it was incapable of producing, because they were stuck on a private server that ended up sitting in a bathroom closet in Denver.
Why should the State Department have so much continuing difficulty producing emails Clinton insisted were innocuous, and contained no sensitive information? Of course, those following the story know that hundreds of her emails turned out to contain sensitive information, and a few were even classified Top Secret, but the very notion of the gigantic State Department fighting a losing battle to comply with a court order for emails… from a SecState who famously insisted she didn’t do anything important with email… makes a delirious mockery of Clinton’s excuses.
We Little People don’t get to ignore regulations with impunity, dismiss laws we don’t like as an unacceptable burden on our time, ignore annoying federal judges, or evade responsibility for our actions by holding a media circus. The greater the burden of the State becomes on the rest of us, the more our Ruling Class takes a pass. People like Hillary Clinton have no intention of living in the booby-trapped labyrinth of rules where they think the rest of us belong.