CNN host (and liberal shill) Brooke Baldwin did her very best to cover for Hillary Clinton this past weekend, but sadly for her, it just wasn’t good enough. Baldwin was hosting a discussion between a Trump supporter, a Clinton lackey, and journalist Evan Perez when she inadvertently confirmed Donald Trump’s most recent attack on Hillary Clinton.
Trump campaign team member Boris Ephshteyn ridiculed Clinton for dealing with her electronics like a caveman, “They destroyed Blackberrys with hammers in the State Department.” Incredulously, Baldwin broke in attempting to catch the Trump spokesman in an exaggeration. “Evan, Evan, Evan, hold on, can you fact check? Hang on, hang on, hang on, Evan Perez, hammers? Fact check that for me please, on the fly.”
Much to Baldwin’s obvious chagrin, Perez confirmed the story, “Yes, they did, Brooke. As you mentioned there were 13 devices, mobile device and five iPads that the FBI said that in some way were used with her private email server and they did, in some cases, just destroy them with hammers when they were done using them.”
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It was a this point that Clinton toadie Bernard Whitman jumped in to argue that destroying electronics with a hammer is a good way to securely discard the device. “That’s a pretty good way of destroying a device,” Whitman argued.
Ephshteyn wasn’t having it though. He charged right back calling Whitman out for defending the indefensible. “No, it’s not. That is absolutely not following the rules and regulations of the State Department, you know it.”
While destroying something with a hammer may have seemed like a good way to destroy evidence or to render something useless twenty years ago, technology has advanced from the heady days of cassette tapes and compact discs. Much of the information that could have been found on those devices could have been transferred to the cloud, or the memory within the device could have avoided destruction even if the outer shell looked damaged, or someone could have removed the memory prior to destroying the device! For any number of reasons, this was the worst way possible for the Clinton team to “decommission” the devices that Mrs. Clinton had been using.
But this par for the Clinton course, isn’t it? Sure, getting rid of her devices in this manner may not have been best for the country… but they were best for Hillary Clinton. She couldn’t risk the American people catching wind of what had transpired on those devices, and so, even if it put our national security at risk, she hammered the crap out of them and threw them in a garbage can. Consequences? Those are for the little people.