In a new article on Investors Business Daily editorial page contrasts and compares Hillary Clinton’s use of the Gutmann method to wipe her hard-drive clean of all emails to former President Richard Nixon’s tapes. At least Nixon only erased 18 1/2 minutes worth:
Scandal: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reminds us of the similarity between the 18-1/2-minute gap that doomed a presidency and an email server wiped clean by a lawyer who served on a Watergate committee staff.
Hillary Clinton should know better, know that the cover-up is often worse than any crime, for she once worked as a member of the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Judiciary Committee investigating the “third-rate burglary” at the Watergate Hotel that doomed Richard Nixon’s presidency.
The end came when tapes of presidential conversations were found and became public knowledge with one tape containing that famous 18-1/2-minute gap of erased silence that spoke volumes about the cover-up of the break-in at DNC headquarters.
As RNC Chair Reince Preibus notes, as Richard Nixon’s claim that “I am not a crook” unraveled, it was due to the fact that he did not destroy those tapes when he could have. Maybe it was vanity, stubbornness or just garden variety stupidity and arrogance, but he didn’t burn them or wipe them clean, even if it might have saved his presidency.
Hillary Clinton has, in different words, said that she is not a crook and that she did nothing wrong in having a private email account on a personal server through which she conducted all her government business in violation of both the letter and spirit of federal statutes.