In July 2014, I printed a column explaining “… Why Hillary Clinton won’t ever be president.”
It led, “Despite the aggressive ‘inevitability’ chatter amongst Democratic cash folks, particular pursuits and media, Hillary Clinton is not going to be the following president of the United States.
“Through her personal selection, failures in Democratic primaries, or the decision of America’s basic voters, Hillary Clinton’s future White House appearances shall be guest-only.”
Records present that former-President Bill Clinton has lunched on the White House with President(ish) Joe Biden, however, apart from her years in former-President Barack Obama’s cupboard, a search reveals no White House appearances by Hillary since 2001 when she “appropriated” $190,000 value of china, flatware, rugs, televisions and varied gadgets on her means out the door.
My prediction was predicated on Hillary’s inauthenticity, un-likeability, and her dismal information within the Senate and on the State Department. In truth, with no optimistic outcomes at State, her failures stood out: the worst U.S. international coverage breakdown to that time in historical past, and, above all, Benghazi.
Not solely did Secretary Clinton fail to reply to repeated requests to enhance safety there, however she additionally blamed the Benghazi terrorist assault on an obscure video after which lied about its trigger to the caskets and households of the victims.
Hillary was an imperfect spokesperson for Democratic “points,” too. She embraced her social gathering’s “warfare on ladies” rhetoric though she was a central perpetrator of a nasty marketing campaign towards ladies concerned along with her husband.
Blaming her partner’s serial philandering on a “nice right-wing conspiracy,” Hillary wasn’t a passive sufferer of the intercourse scandal previous her husband’s impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice.
Bill Clinton used ladies. Hillary abused them.
Moreover, Hillary turns into much less likable when she speaks. She has horrible political instincts, an overbearing sense of entitlement, and a gratuitously-combative demeanor. Hillary is useless, thin-skinned, vindictive and, in speeches, her voice can reduce glass.
Nonetheless, Democrats excused and/or rationalized her skinny document, awful outcomes, her well-known disregard for authorized niceties — i.e.: preserving official authorities e mail paperwork — and nominated her.
But, then, Hillary misplaced.
Today, she’s again — however not in a great way. Hillary’s present dilemma considerations an investigation into widespread pre-election allegations that candidate Donald Trump was a “Russian operative” who was colluding with Vladimir Putin by means of Moscow’s Alpha Bank.
In 2019, Special Counsel John Durham was appointed to examine the origins of the FBI’s authentic 2016 Trump marketing campaign investigation main to the Mueller probe that wasted $32 million and two years digging into the Russia collusion narrative. Mueller’s report discovered the allegations towards Trump groundless, however no political operatives, media or anybody within the Department of Justice suffered any penalties for perpetrating or selling the fraud.
In mid-May, Durham started airing his findings in federal courtroom towards defendant Michael Sussmann, a lawyer who labored on the outdoors legislation agency representing the Clinton marketing campaign. Sussman faces a single depend of mendacity to the FBI so as to instigate a pre-election legal investigation into Trump.
The trial started on May 16. Hillary Clinton’s presidential marketing campaign supervisor, Robbie Mook was known as as an early witness for Sussman’s protection, however he confirmed that the “Russia” hoax was authorized by candidate Clinton. In truth, Sussmann’s information present he billed the Clinton marketing campaign for his FBI assembly.
Whatever the Sussman verdict, the Special Counsel has confirmed by means of proof and testimony that the individual chargeable for the scurrilous Trump “Russian collusion” slander was Hillary Clinton. She had assist, after all, however Clinton personally authorized spreading the story to the information media. Unsurprisingly, pleasant media ran with it.
In different phrases, Clinton authorized a plan to smear Trump with Russia allegations to distract from her personal non-public e mail server and Benghazi scandals; the Department of Justice/FBI served Hillary’s pursuits; and, now, complicit media is essentially ignoring it.
So far, Hillary has prevented having to reply for her position in spreading the false Russia collusion narrative, however, now that her senior marketing campaign operative and others have confirmed that the hoax was Clinton’s duty from the start, one fervently hopes that 1) Election Day 2016 is not going to be the one trial Hillary Clinton will ever face for her crimes, and a pair of) an evenhanded American justice system will prosecute “elites” as vigorously as it will common residents.
Color me skeptical on each counts …
Contact columnist Jerry Shenk at [email protected]