RUSH: John in Kensington, Connecticut. It’s great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: How do you do? Good afternoon. You know, I was thinking, this isn’t a throwback to the nineties. This is a throwback to the seventies. When I heard Hillary say, you know, she was releasing 55,000 e-mails, it reminded me of Nixon sitting with, behind him, thousands of black three-punch-hole binders and saying, “I’m releasing all this information,” and then when they opened the binders there was only like one page in each. And then she said, “I’m not giving up this server.” It’s like Nixon not wanting to give up Checkers, his dog. She doesn’t want to.
RUSH: Well, if you want to go there, it would be like Nixon saying, “Okay, look, I have 24 hours of tapes here, and there’s 18 minutes of it that’s blank. But you can rely on my judgment there’s nothing in those 18 minutes missing that you need to hear. So I’ll give you the 23 hours and 55 or 44 minutes, whatever it is, of tapes. The 18 minutes that we don’t have, don’t worry, trust me. There’s nothing there that’s any use to you.” That would be the analogy.
CALLER: Her voice sounded like Nixon’s voice with the Checkers speech when she said, “I’m not giving up the server” that had her private e-mails about her mother’s funeral and her daughter’s dress.
RUSH: Well, yeah, I can see it. And, you know, she was involved in the Watergate investigation. She got thrown off by the lawyer heading up the Watergate investigation against Nixon. She was thrown off of it because of her mean-spirited, uncontrollable partisan nature. The State Department is now saying, by the way — and of course no surprise. The State Department’s saying it’s gonna take months to go through Hillary’s e-mails.
The election’s gonna be over by the time they go through these things and release whatever they found ’cause it’s paper. She printed out 30,000 some odd e-mails. There’s no way to keyword it. There’s no way to search anything. They’re gonna have to rescan them and then subject them to OCR, which is not flawless. You always end up with typo-type errors when you optical character recognize. What an absolute mess. She’s not giving up the server.
She is not giving up a digital, electronic copy. She had them printed out and now some poor schlub… Can you imagine? And it was all done on purpose. (interruption) Hillary wanted to deny Nixon counsel. That’s why she was thrown off the committee. She wanted to deny him a lawyer, and she hid her work on that committee, too. She was doing things that were not assigned and that nobody knew.
RUSH: Ken in Springfield, Illinois. Glad you waited, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It’s great to be able to talk to you. This is my first time through, been trying many times. But it’s great to talk to you, and I want to thank you for all that you do for the conservative movement.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Well, my thinking is if I… Now, at this point, Hillary, of course, is a private citizen. If you were holding a server in my home as a private citizen that had sensitive federal documents on it, would the FBI not be at my door today wanting to seize that server?
RUSH: I think that would be a natural concern that you might have, yes.
CALLER: Mmm-hmm. Mmm-hmm. Yeah, that —
RUSH: It does come down… There’s an interesting question, and I don’t know that — I haven’t followed this, I mean, every dotted I and crossed T, but has it been discovered, has it even been discussed who owns this server? Is it hers or did the State Department pay for it and put it in her house? Does anybody know?
CALLER: Well, it seems to me that she has made the comment that it’s a personal server, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she paid for it, I suppose. So that’s a good know. I don’t know who actually paid for the server. It would certainly make even a stronger case that if taxpayer dollars were used to pay for it, that we would certainly be able to acquire the server.
RUSH: Well, I guarantee you this. Clinton dollars didn’t pay for it. It might have been the Sultan of Brunei or somebody like that that did, but Clinton dollars didn’t pay for it. Clinton dollars don’t buy anything.
CALLER: Yeah, it’s just interesting to me that we see people who happen to hack into government systems, and of course every computer in the house is confiscated. But here is a situation where we know a server holds potentially confidential information on it, and it’s just sitting there, and it’s not gonna be turned over.
RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you what. The FBI seized David Petraeus’ e-mails.
RUSH: So, your instincts are right. The FBI seized his.
RUSH: It is a felony to hold federal government documents, and when you leave the State Department, there’s a whole form. Andrew McCarthy sent it to me today. I didn’t have a chance to go through all of it, but it clearly spells out the felonious violations if you do not comply with Title 18 and Title 50 requirements in this form of turning over property that’s not yours when you leave the State Department.
RUSH: There’s all kinds of, you would think, exposure here. The FBI, still in Benghazi.