On Clinton’s emails

Published 10:02 am Friday, October 28, 2016

This election is really about whether there is hope for the concept of the rule of law and sanctity of the Bill of Rights and so much more we have taken for granted for generations.

We have hacked emails, leaks, and even the president himself suggesting free speech is too much speech.

Nearly 17,000 internal emails hacked from Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta demonstrate the nature of the campaign, including the corruption of the presidential candidate.

Newly released FBI documents demonstrate how Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy, pressured both the FBI and State Department security officials to re-classify “classified” emails on then-Secretary of State Clinton’s private server system to “unclassified” in exchange for the future status of FBI international offices.

The president quickly stated there “isn’t any evidence of that at all.” Presumably, the FBI’s own documents don’t count with this president. The president publicly said he learned of the “private email server” in the news. We have now learned through a WikiLeaks dump the president corresponded with Clinton on that private system using a fake alias.

The WikiLeaks email dumps show the terrifying reality of how these people work outside of the public spotlight when the average citizen can’t hear them.

The second Tuesday of next month may be a moment we can’t turn back from if our choices don’t live up to our heritage — one steeped in work ethic.

Frank Ruff represents Lunenburg in the Senate. His email address is Sen.Ruff@verizon.net.