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20 Reasons Why Hillary Would Wipe Her Server Clean

Dick Morris

By Dick Morris

Published April 2, 2015

Hillary is a hoarder. So is Bill. So if she actually removed everything from her server, she had to be convinced that it would be more dangerous to keep the emails than to ride through a scandal, no matter how rough.

This scandal isn't about Hillary's privacy, it's about her self-preservation. So here's what would make her do it:

1. The emails contained damaging information about Benghazi that conflicted with her testimony and statements.

2. The emails -- and those of her closest aides -- showed her improper use of her position to benefit the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Teneo, and herself.

3. If she gave the Benghazi Committee electronic access to the emails, they could easily determine whether any had been edited or altered. It would have been extremely difficult to delete just some of the information in the emails. If she tried to doctor them, the system would likely show when it was last edited. Any edits after she left the State Department would be highly suspicious and the earlier versions could probably be retrieved anyway. So, it would be much easier to give out only hard copies, which can be easily doctored without detection and which would be difficult to search electronically.

4. The emails would show the improper coordination with the Clinton Global Initiative and U.S. corporations. Huma Abedin worked for the State Department as Clinton's right hand person, Teneo, and the Clinton Global Initiative all at once. She used one of Hillary's private email accounts on Hillary's server. Were her emails deleted too?

5. The emails would show just how many of her political cronies she brought into the State Department.

6. She wanted to hide any policy disagreements with Obama.

7. She wanted to hide any knowledge of and role in the NSA spying on foreign leaders.

8. She wanted to conceal efforts to topple pro-democracy regime in Honduras and restore a would- be dictator.

9. She wanted to hide efforts to arm Syrian rebels.

10. She wanted to hide her push to keep Egypt President Mubarek in office.

11. The emails would show her back channel Benghazi "intelligence" briefings from Sidney Blumenthal and any responses, and...

12. Conceal her role in postponing signing the UN Arms Control Treaty until after the 2012 election, and...

13. Conceal her opposition to designating Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, and...

14. Hide her comments critical of Israel in the settlement controversy, and...

15. Conceal her position on troop surge for Afghanistan, and...

16. Hide her support for accommodation with China despite its well documented human rights abuses, and...

17. Conceal her comments on the DEA Fast and Furious program and its impact on US-Mexican relations, and...

18. Hide what we were doing in Benghazi in the first place, and...

19. Conceal the possible role disgraced former NSA advisor -- and Hillary pal -- Sandy Berger played in advising her, and finally...

20. Because she's Hillary Clinton and she doesn't have to do anything that she doesn't want to do.

Given the highly suspicious timing of the mass deletions -- about two years after she left the State Department -- the only inference that can be drawn about why she dumped the documents is that she was HIDING a lot. There's just no way to conclude otherwise. It's typical Hillary. Do we need four more years of her messes?

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Dick Morris, who served as adviser to former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former President Clinton, is the author of 16 books, including his latest, Screwed and Here Come the Black Helicopters.

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