Former U.N Ambassador slams Clinton over recent email scandal

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton spent his time speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City today blasting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The former ambassador targeted Clinton repeatedly throughout his speech, calling her untrustworthy.

Bolton also criticized Clinton for her handling of the recent email scandal, where she used multiple private emails outside of the government secured server.

“Lo and behold, the State Department this afternoon is releasing about 300 of Hillary’s Benghazi related emails,” Bolton said. “What a coincidence on a three day weekend, after four years they’ve finally gotten around to it.”

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The content of the emails being released are extremely selective though, with lawyers pouring over them to decide what they should give up, according to Bolton.

Contradictions can already be seen in the emails released, says Bolton, which is what he says would be emblematic of a Clinton presidency.

“She said that she never used classified information on her personal email server,” Bolton said. “Already just in these documents, which is simply the tip of the iceberg of what she did as Secretary of State, we find information that while classified retroactively, was extraordinarily sensitive.”

This information includes the names of individuals arrested by the Libyan government just days after the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S consulate.

“Whether that information was classified at that precise moment, or just classified now because it’s about to be released, don’t you think people should have the wit to understand the names of the people who are being tagged for that murderous attack on our consulate is an extraordinarily sensitive subject that you should send only over a classified email system,” Bolton asked the audience.

This disregard for sensitivity will only show up again and again, Bolton said.

The former ambassador pointed out repeated examples of Clinton being informed of dangerous security issues in Tripoli and Benghazi back in 2011 and 2012, with serious concerns from U.S officials in the area.

“You’ll recall in her very limited appearances to date that she has said ‘I didn’t get involved in that security stuff’, I have people who do that” Bolton said. “When I heard that I was stunned.”

Bolton has worked for six different secretaries of state from varying backgrounds, and every one of them cared for the Americans who worked for the State Department, according to Bolton.

Bolton warns it’s likely to only get worse from here, with the release of more documents on the way.

Story By: Erick Payne

Mike Huckabee (R-AR)

Michael Dale “Mike” Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Huckabee, 59, was born in Hope, Arkansas, to a fireman and mechanic father and a mother who worked as a clerk at a gas station company. Priding himself on hard work, the former pastor served as the Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1993-1996 and chaired the National Governor’s Association from 2005-2006. After a failed presidential bid in 2008, Huckabee hosted his own television program on Fox News entitled Huckabee has published several books, the most recent of which entitled God, Guns, Grits and Gravy in 2015. Huckabee also has commentated on radio news programs entitled The Mike Huckabee Show and The Huckabee Report.

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Lindsey Olin Graham serves as Senior U.S. Senator from South Carolina. A native South Carolinian, Graham became the first member of his family to attend college. He graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1977 and from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1981. Graham served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force and holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Graham worked as a private practice lawyer before elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1992. He then served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 before replacing Strom Thurman in the U.S. Senate. Graham won his third term in 2014 and his known for his work across the aisle in the Senate.

Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

The 55th Governor of Louisiana, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Indian immigrants. Jindal earned a degree in biology and public policy from Brown University before attending Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1994, Jindal worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies before entering public service in 1996 when he was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Jindal served as Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2001 and was elected Governor of Louisiana in 2007. During his time as governor, Jindal has pushed for comprehensive ethics reform in his home state and led a successful response in moving citizens out of harm’s way during Hurricane Gustav.

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