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American Bridge: Jeb Bush ‘hypocrite’ over Hillary Clinton email criticism

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When it comes to personal emails for public business, Jeb Bush is nothing short of a hypocrite, says the left-leaning American Bridge 21st Century.

As the controversy lingers over Hillary Clinton’s emails, a new American Bridge video reminds the public of correspondence problems of Bush, another high-profile potential presidential candidate.

Recently, Bush attacked Clinton for using private emails during her time as secretary of state, a subject he called “a little baffling, to be honest with you.”

American Bridge doubts the veracity of the former governor, saying he has little right to criticize others, particularly after facing his own “troubling vulnerabilities” with emails.

Citing a Washington Post report, the 60-second spot points out that Bush compromised national security by discussing troop movements after September 11, 2001, on his personal e-mail account. The video also highlights a New York Times story finding that it took Bush more than seven years to comply fully with Florida public records statutes on email disclosure – in itself a violation of state law.

“Jeb Bush is a hypocrite,” says the statement accompanying the video. “People who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones.”

Bush’s “baffling” hypocrisy is on full display on the video – now available on YouTube.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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