Since the NY Times published a story about Mrs. Clinton using a personal email account while in office, the Conservative media has found a new Hillary toy to play with and boy are they ever running with it. Fox News' Gretchen Carlson dedicated most of her show today trying to create a narrative where Hillary Clinton was doing something very evil by using a private email account, which included linking her to Lois Lerner and the IRS.
She brought on Fox News legal analysts Arthur Aidala and Jonna Spilbor to verify what actual crime Clinton committed. Much to Carlson's chagrin, both legal eagles found that no federal laws had broken because the law that President Obama put into effect did not begin until after she had left office.
But according to both legal analysts who appeared on Fox News’ The Real Story withGretchen Carlson Wednesday afternoon, Clinton is in the clear.
“I’m going to say no, because at the time she did what she did when she used her own personal email, the law was very nebulous,” former prosecutor Jonna Spilbor said in response to Carlson’s question about Clinton breaking the law. “It didn’t say you couldn’t use your own email, it said any government use of email had to be preserved. So what did she violate?” she asked. As long as Clinton can still retrieve the emails in question, Spilbor said, “There’s no law broken.”
Carlson’s other guest, Arthur Aidala agreed, saying there may be ways to tell if Clinton is deliberately trying to hide communications. “Was there a crime?” he said. “You can’t be convicted of a crime that didn’t exist at the time that you committed it.”
A frustrated Gretchen was still flummoxed about Hillary's email and their responses that she ended the segment by saying:
Carlson: And this is why the issue is so important because there are still so many questions.