MITCHELL PARSE | STAFF REPORTER
While the mainstream media relentlessly covers Donald Trump’s comments from 11 years ago, let’s examine another topic that any reasonable person would agree is also worthy of front page news: what we learned from Wikileaks’ recent email dump.
Similar to the bombshell from the previous leak of DNC emails that resulted in the firing of DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, WikiLeaks’ Oct. 7 release of 2,050 emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta teaches us some important things about Hillary Clinton. Among the insights we learned are that Hillary Clinton maintains both a public and private opinion on policy, desires open trade and open borders, knew she was at a constant risk from Russian hackers, and much more.
One example of the disturbing piece of information found in the emails was her admitting that she holds different opinions on policy—one reserved for the public and one that she actually believes. Luckily for us, these emails provide prime examples of her actual opinion, as opposed to what she leads us to believe is her opinion.
In an Oct. 28, 2013 speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Vanguard Luncheon, Clinton stated Jordon “can’t possibly vet all those [Syrian] refugees … so they don’t know if … jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees.” Yet to the public, she says it’s safe enough to allow 65,000 Syrian refugees into the United States per year.
What makes this even more frightening is that the majority of the of the roughly 12,500 Syrian refugees admitted into the US in fiscal year 2016 came from temporary living quarters in Jordan. This shows that despite knowing that admitting Syrian refugees in such large numbers without proper vetting is extremely dangerous to American citizens and infrastructure, she is willing to knowingly sacrifice our safety to get elected.
Another example of the hypocrisy presented to us in the leaked emails is her private view about equal pay for men and women. She constantly champions news laws to ensure equal pay to the public, as in an article she wrote in Cosmopolitan magazine in April 2016:
“The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen the Equal Pay Act by holding employers responsible for proving that pay differences between men and women are based on a qualification that’s a business necessity and not gender.”
But she doesn’t actually believe it’s necessary: “Well, I think we have laws on the books. Enforcing them is the first step.” These are her own words, according to Wikileaks. Thus it is apparent that while one of her key talking points is enacting new laws to ensure equal pay, she knows those laws already exist and is simply pandering to women voters.
When it comes to the issue of open borders and open trade, Clinton’s desire for both most likely will not come as a shock to anyone. However, on her very own website she claims that this very assertion is “false.”
Unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, in remarks to Banco Itau she stated, “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” Not only does this further show how risky it would be to trust a word that she says about policy to the public, but this specific case highlights even more than the quote about Syrian refugees her lack of care for the safety of American citizens.
Having an open border would allow terrorists, criminals, and horrible diseases into our country. More illegal aliens would mean even lower wages for American citizens, primarily those without a college education. We would start to look more and more like Berlin – where it was revealed to Podesta via email that “the German police admits that large immigrant areas of Berlin, Hamburg, the Ruhr Area, etc. have become police no-go areas, where criminals and extremists have free reign.” She knows the consequences her “public” opinion will have on America, yet is willing to say whatever is needed to get elected.
The last piece of information found in the WikiLeaks dump discussed in this article may very well be the most distressing. When Clinton was forced to testify over her illegal email server, she consistently claimed that it was a mistake but was sure she was never hacked and that her server was secure (albeit never demonstrating such to the State Department).
In the released emails, Clinton admits in an April 23, 2014 speech at the University of Connecticut that “at the State Department we were attacked every hour, more than once an hour by incoming efforts to penetrate everything we had.” With this knowledge of the State Department being constantly attacked, it sure is hard to believe that we can take her word that her home server containing classified material was never breached.
All of this and much more were released in WikiLeaks’ most recent email dump, yet all of the news coverage seems to ignore it for a few ill-advised and tasteless words said in a private conversation by Donald Trump more than 11 years ago. If the mainstream media refuses to cover all of this damaging information against Hillary Clinton, it makes one wonder what it will take for the focus to be back on all of Clinton’s many weaknesses and blemishes. We can only hope that WikiLeaks’ future email dump contains something big enough to catch the attention of the mainstream media.