The Washington Post Rebukes Hillary’s Version of Email Scandal

While the pro-Hillary mainstream media is screaming about Donald Trump’s unrehearsed answer to ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos’s “gotcha-question” on the Muslim parents who spoke of their son’s loss in Iraq during the DNC’s Convention, not a word from most “journalists” about Hillary on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace.

Donald Trump is well known for his off-the-cuff statements that his handlers apparently cannot silence. His description of the grieving parents was a huge and lasting blunder.

Stephanopoulos, the former White House employee under the Clinton administration, asked the billionaire what he has suffered, compared to the Muslim soldier, and Trump fell for a question that the rookie politician had no way out of no matter what he said.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s answers in an interview with Wallace about the email scandal were ludicrous to any informed American. Her claim of ignorance in any wrong-doing has been roundly criticized. She insisted that FBI Director James Comey’s taped appearance in a House Committee, under oath, was “misrepresented.” She further claimed her statements on the topic were truthful.

Washington Post Gives Clinton Four Pinocchios

Enter the ultra-liberal Washington Post. The ongoing severe criticism against her has the Post up in arms. Yet they have already stated they prefer Hillary to win the election over Republican nominee Donald Trump. Why? This in itself is front page news.

Hillary Clinton speaks to Chris Wallace, WAPO gives her 4 pinocchios.
Hillary Clinton speaks to Chris Wallace, WAPO gives her 4 pinocchios.

It derives from when Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday noted that Comey said under oath that her repeated claims that she never sent or received material marked classified using her personal email server were not true. What was her reply? “That’s not what I heard Director Comey say, he said that my answers were truthful and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”

The answer was more than incredible. It was a politician who will do or say anything to dodge the truth. She received four Pinocchios from the Post for her outrageous claims in front of millions watching. Four Pinocchios is the newspaper’s worst ranking for truthfulness in its Fact Checker.

The Post said, “Clinton is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server. This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation. While Comey did say there was no evidence she lied to the FBI, that is not the same as saying she told the truth to the American public, which was the point of Wallace’s question.”

The newspaper went on to write that her claim that the information “was not classified at the time was blatantly false. As for retroactive classification of emails, Comey did say many emails were retroactively classified. But he also said that some emails were classified at the time, and Clinton and her aides should have been aware of that.”

It seems candidate Donald Trump has a name for anyone who challenges him like “Lying Ted,” meaning former primary challenger Sen. Ted Cruz, or “Little Marco” for Sen. Marco Rubio. But it’s beginning to look more and more that Trump’s pet name for Hillary Clinton may be an appropriate definition, “Crooked Hillary.”

There were plenty of other public figures, Democrats as well as Republicans, who also took Clinton to task for the statements.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.