Republicans opened up a can of worms by trying to make a scandal out of Hillary Clinton’s emails and now it is coming back to bite them as a second previously unreported Jeb Bush email account has been uncovered.
The AP reported:
As Florida governor, Jeb Bush used another, previously unreported email address, records show — the newest wrinkle in an evolving debate over public officials’ use of private email accounts.
When Bush released thousands of emails from his tenure as Florida’s governor as part of his preparations to run for president next year, he did so from the email account he shared openly, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those emails also include references to another email address, email@example.com. Bush said through a spokeswoman that he was unaware of the account, although records showed that people wrote to him there more than 400 times between 1999 and 2004.
Republicans were the ones who were gung ho about pursuing email accounts, and now it has been revealed that their top presidential candidate had not one, but at least two secret email accounts. Jeb Bush’s outrage over Hillary Clinton’s emails was already hypocritical, because his team cherry picked through and has publicly released, a small fraction of Bush’s emails from his time as governor of Florida.
The main reason the Clinton emails are going nowhere as a scandal is that every major politician has an email skeleton or two or three in their closet. Thanks to Republicans, the media is digging into the GOP presidential candidates’ emails.
The Republican Party has shot itself in the foot by trying to turn the Clinton emails into a scandal, because what goes around, comes around as Republicans have their own private email account problems.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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