Judge Jeanine Warns Hillary: Your 'Two-Step' Won't Work on Trey Gowdy
In the second of her two opening statements on last night's "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro turned her attention to the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
Judge Jeanine said that congressman Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor and a man who doesn't take kindly to lies and the disregard of subpoenas, now has Clinton between a rock and hard place.
"Would those emails have shed light on your foundation raising millions of dollars from countries that you were doing business with as secretary of state?" Judge Jeanine asked. "Or would those emails have shed light on what actually went on in Benghazi? Or why you refused to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization?"
"You're a smart lady, Hillary. I get why you wanted a private server. But you may just have outsmarted yourself."
Watch Judge Jeanine's second opening statement above and read the full transcript below. And be sure to check out Judge Jeanine's first opening statement.
Now Hillary Clinton said that the reason she had one mobile device, a Blackberry, and not two is because of convenience.
“When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and my personal emails instead of two.” – Clinton on March 10
I get it, Hillary, putting convenience first. I also have too many things in my purse and it gets really heavy. And then your shoulder gets sore and your back goes out of alignment.
So it makes sense that you don't want to carry two devices. Forget that you could have put two email accounts on the same one device. We'll give you a pass on that one.
But this week, we find out that Hillary Clinton not only had a Blackberry, she had an iPad, too! Now an iPad is at least three times the size of a Blackberry. There goes that "convenience" excuse. Oops!
Now congressman Trey Gowdy, former prosecutor and a man who doesn't take kindly to lies and the disregard of subpoenas, now has Hillary between a rock and hard place.
Trey Gowdy is a former United States attorney. You got it, a federal prosecutor. Now I know that you know, Hillary, how federal prosecutors work, given your extensive experience at the other end of their investigations.
Hillary, a primer: You do not destroy evidence, you do not conceal evidence and you do not lie. Your Washington two-step is not going to work with Trey Gowdy, the tiger you poked in the eye when his committee sought your emails on Libya.
What am I talking about? Your State Department says you had no Benghazi emails. And low and behold, here you are using your Blackberry en route to Libya, 11 months before the attack on our consulate.
Now you represent the United States of America and you want us to believe any emails at that time would have been personal?
Now I don't want to rehash anything here, Hillary. But your reputation and your history regarding subpoenaed information is not good. Like those pesky lost Rose Law Firm files that miraculously reappeared.
So it's no surprise given your history and familiarity with danger zones that you would do everything in your power to circumvent detection of information a prosecutor or select committee might want to access. Especially if that information puts you in a bad light.
What's that? You're a former First lady, a United States senator and secretary of state? How dare anyone suggest that everything that you do isn't above board.
Hillary, it's me and you talking here. Would those emails have shed light on your foundation raising millions of dollars from countries that you were doing business with as secretary of state? Or would those emails have shed light on what actually went on in Benghazi? Or why you refused to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization?
You're a smart lady, Hillary. I get why you wanted a private server. But you may just have outsmarted yourself.