This from Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign.
A new batch of emails released Thursday allegedly shows a top Clinton Foundation official asking Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin for help obtaining diplomatic passports—though Clinton officials say the request was related to the effort to secure the release of two American journalists held in North Korea.
Never mind that Federal law is quite clear on this: diplomatic passports can be issued only to diplomats and Foreign Service officers, no matter the purpose of the trip. Even so, Clinton is arguing through her campaign spokesman Josh Schwerin that
Judicial Watch is now attacking State Department officials and the 42nd President of the United States for rescuing two American journalists from North Korea. This is a new low even for this right-wing organization that has been going after the Clintons since the 1990s.
No, Judicial Watch is concerned about the Hillary Clinton State Department willfully and willingly agreeing to flout Federal law for her Clinton Foundation leadership’s benefit. The excuse that her State Department used—that it was for the children journalists—is cynically disingenuous. The low is Clinton’s distortion of that concern, and no, it’s not a new low; it’s all too typical of Clinton’s and Clinton’s staff’s behavior.