The Mainstream Media spent Tuesday running wild with the Ivanka Trump email scandal.
All of the left wing pundits mocked Trump and claimed that this was somehow the same thing as what Hillary Clinton did as Secretary Of State.
Here are a few tweets:
If you’re one of those news organizations that treated Clinton’s private emails like they were a national emergency, the solution isn’t to treat Ivanka’s private emails like they’re also a national emergency—rather, it’s to acknowledge that you kinda fucked up on Clinton.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 20, 2018
Ivanka Trump’s father was elected in part by whipping up crowds into saying “Lock her up!” as he talked about Clinton’s email server. But FOIAs show Ivanka Trump emailed with commerce secretary Ross, others, after she was a WH official. https://t.co/JMyVUs3Z7R
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 20, 2018
However, as Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering pointed out this is nonsense.
WH arguing key differences between @IvankaTrump and Hillary:
Did not use a private email address exclusively
Did not have a private email server
Did not delete emails
Did not send classified information
Also: No BleachBit or hammers used to destroy evidence
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 20, 2018
Ben Shapiro also chimed in:
Did she construct her email account with the obvious purpose of doing business to avoid disclosure? Or set up a private server to that end? https://t.co/6dzJJBV6iZ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 20, 2018
Did she traffic in top secret classified material? Did she permanently delete thousands of emails, some of which were work-related? Did she lie repeatedly & knowingly about all of it? I’m not defending Ivanka & want more info. But yeah, some of these takes are tendentious & lazy. https://t.co/ePRPuVHUm6
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 20, 2018
The Bottom Line is that two things can remain true at once.
1. It wasn’t smart for Ivanka to use a private email to send government emails.
2. This isn’t the same as Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.