Mike Huckabee Digs Up Damning Hillary Dirt To Trash Major Leftist Talking Point: ‘Shut Your Pie Holes’

April 4, 2019 in News by Slad

 

Source: Conservative Tribune

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had a fiery response to “any Dems questioning whether someone in Trump’s staff deserves security clearance.” (Kiichiro Sato / AP)

BY BEN MARQUIS

As part of their never-ending quest to malign, smear or otherwise “get” President Donald Trump, the liberal media once again are trying to create controversy over security clearances for certain White House officials and Trump administration members.

The latest round of faux outrage stems from an article in Politico on Monday citing a whistleblower who claimed that President Donald Trump’s White House had overridden security clearance denials for as many as 25 individuals in the administration.

Tricia Newbold, an employee of the White House Personnel Security Office, alleged that Trump’s White House had ignored national security concerns and overruled denials to proceed with granting high-level security clearances to the individuals, some of whom reportedly have “daily contact” with the president, Politico reported.

Some on the left cried that Trump had placed the nation in grave danger by issuing security clearances to people who otherwise didn’t deserve them.

In response to such lamentations, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made a rather valid point that nobody on the left really wants to address — namely, how this alleged security clearance issue measured up with the known national security issues perpetrated by failed Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton via her unsecured private email server scandal.

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“My response to any Dems questioning whether someone in Trump’s staff deserves security clearance would be: Did Hillary Clinton lose her security clearance after exposing 100 classified docs to Russia, China, North Korea & Anthony Wiener’s laptop? No? Then shut your pie holes,” he tweeted.

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My response to any Dems questioning whether someone in Trump’s staff deserves security clearance would be: Did Hillary Clinton lose her security clearance after exposing 100 classified docs to Russia, China, North Korea & Anthony Wiener’s laptop? No? Then shut your pie holes.

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The former GOP presidential candidate made a fair point — Clinton did not lose her security clearance as a result of the discovery that at least some of the information and documents contained on her private server had fallen into the hands of foreign enemies and rivals, such as China, North Korea and Russia.

Nor did Clinton lose her security clearance after thousands of emails, some of which were classified, were discovered on a laptop owned by disgraced former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner — who was married to Clinton’s right-hand aide, Huma Abedin — in spite of the fact that Weiner had no security clearance to view such documents and sensitive information.

In the end, Clinton voluntarily gave up her clearance as a signal of leftist virtue after Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan in August 2018.

According to the Politico article and a memo sent to Congress summarizing Newbold’s allegations, she was concerned that of the people whom her office had denied security clearances, “these individuals had a wide range of serious disqualifying issues involving foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct.”

Ahem … some, if not all, of those concerns could be said directly of Clinton and her associates, with far more supporting evidence as well.

As an aside, let us also not forget that one of former President Barack Obama’s top aides, Ben Rhodes — who infamously spearheaded the Iran nuclear deal, among other terrible foreign policy failures — initially had been denied a White House security clearance at the start of the Obama administration.

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Somehow, there wasn’t much fuss from the liberal media or Democrats when that was ignored and Rhodes was installed in the White House despite concerns.

Of course, that was then and this is now, and while the Obama administration’s skirting of the rules garnered little attention, every single action by Trump and his team are thoroughly scrutinized. Indeed, the House Oversight and Reform Committee — led by Democratic chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland — has now expanded its already ongoing investigation of the Trump White House security clearance process.

It is worth noting, however, that Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the committee’s ranking Republican, pointed out to Politico that Cummings had “cherry-picked” certain information to use as the basis for a “partisan attack” against Trump.

Jordan further noted that of the 25 individuals initially denied a security clearance by Newbold, one was a janitor in the General Services Administration, only a few of the overturned denials had been for “very serious reasons,” and the estimated 25 denials — of which only about five were “serious” — were “overblown” in light of the fact that thousands of security clearances had been granted.

Mike Huckabee was absolutely right to point out the incredible hypocrisy of Democrats who studiously ignored major security concerns and violations by Clinton while trying to spin every possible thing about Trump as an administration-ending catastrophe.

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