Ya don’t say. Yes, it appears Hillary has once again associated herself with someone accused of criminality. Clinton’s Chief Strategist Is Accused of Illegal Eavesdropping:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chief strategist is being accused of illegal eavesdropping in a lawsuit that alleges he and his polling firm monitored the personal e-mails of a former associate who started a rival company.
Mitchell E. Markel, a former vice president at Penn, Schoen & Berland, claims in the lawsuit that the firm began monitoring all messages sent from his personal BlackBerry device nearly a month after he had resigned and become president of his new business. The suit claims that Mark Penn, who is Clinton’s chief strategist and pollster, knew about and approved of the monitoring, which the suit says violates federal wiretapping laws.
Jim Geraghty over at the Campaign Spot (formerly the Hillary Spot) has some advice for Hillary:
Jim also notes the auspicious timing of the news:
Too bad we’re calling attention to it on July 5. And any time Sen. Clinton starts going on about the Bush administration and the NSA wiretapping program. What, she prefers privatization of wiretapping?