Sorry, Righties, State Dept. Says There’s Nothing Illegal About Hillary’s Emails (VIDEO)

On the Democratic side of the 2016 presidential race, people have been all over the so-called “scandal” surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The right has been treating the issue like it’s the new Benghazi (which, of course, is their other favorite “Hilary campaign slaying” non-scandal). They’ve even gone so far as to not only smear Hillary and claim that she is untrustworthy, but call for criminal prosecution. Who can blame them, really? After all, nobody on their side, even their unexpectedly popular frontrunner Donald Trump, has a snowball’s chance in Hell of beating Hillary Clinton in a general election.

Well, it looks like the right will have to find a new fake scandal to try to take Hillary down with. On Tuesday, a U.S. State Department spokesperson, John Kirby, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on New Day that there was no policy violation regarding the use of private emails.

“We have said in the past, Chris that there was no policy prohibiting the use of a private email account here at the State Department, and that is still a fact. Now, obviously, we have policies in place now that highly discourage that, and you are supposed to use your government account so that there is a constant, permanent record of it, but at the time she was not violating policy….I can tell you that there was no prohibition for her use of this, and we’ve since changed the policy to discourage that greatly, and in fact, the policy is that you have to use your government account for business.”

Kirby also made sure to note that there was no change in policy during Hillary Clinton’s run as Secretary of State. So, in other words, as those of us who are on the sane side of the fence already knew, she didn’t do anything even a little bit wrong, much less illegal. That’s from the State Department itself.

Watch video of the statements below, courtesy of Media Matters For America:

The right is desperate right now. That is what all of this really boils down to. They know they are a joke to sane people, and becoming more and more so as they race to see who can be the most “conservative”- which these days means the most racist, the most misogynistic, the most homophobic, and the most steeped in delusional right-wing, science-denying Christianity. The people behind these campaigns know that while this is great for exciting the ignorant, bigoted base of the right-wing, it’s fatal when it comes to the general (read: more moderate) electorate.

So, their only tactic (and hope) at this point is to go after Democratic frontrunners. To that end, even though this so-called “scandal” surrounding Hillary’s emails is essentially over at this point, expect more of this nonsense as the race to the White House heats up. Keep popping that popcorn and watching, folks. I know I will.

Featured image via video screen capture from C-Span