Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Thinks She Went "Above and Beyond" Just By Complying With Email Retention Requirements

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Hillary Clinton has taken a lot of flack for being dismissive toward the press—especially national news outlets—but in recent days her campaign has promised that she will be more open to the media. That started last night with a much-promoted interview with CNN. The 20-minute sit-down, however, turned out to be something of a dud.

The big news from the interview was really just that Hillary Clinton was giving the interview—it was the press-averse Democratic candidate's first exclusive with a national press outlet this year.

Clinton mostly repeated things she'd said before, criticizing the Republican presidential candidates on immigration policy and saying she was very disappointed in Donald Trump's recent statements about immigrants being criminals.

She also repeated a lot of what she's already said regarding her exclusive use of a private email account and server during her tenure as President Obama's Secretary of State.

 "I didn't have to turn over anything. I chose to turn over 55,000 pages because I wanted to go above and beyond what was expected of me," she said, adding, "And I had no obligation to do any of that. So let's set the record straight."

But as The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tao points out in a handy fact-check of the interview, Clinton hardly went "above and beyond" when it came to email. Her use of private email was in clear violation of State Department guidelines—guidelines which she reiterated in a 2011 message to State staffers.

And Clinton's suggestion that she did more than was necessary in terms of turning over her emails was, I think, tellingly wrong.

"When you listen to the CNN interview, she apparently remains under the impression that she went above and beyond any legal requirements and that there were no requirements as a matter of law or fact to make an issue out in terms of her failure to turn over email records relating to government business on a more timely basis," former National Archives and Records Administration litigation director Jason Baron told the Journal. "That's clearly not correct."

Clinton was required to turn over all of her emails, and she claimed to have "turned over everything that I could imagine," although that apparently that didn't include some 15 emails related to her job. Otherwise, however, she does appear to have turned over most of the relevant material. But that's what was required of her. As Baron told the Journal, "She didn't go above and beyond her legal duties." 

But in Clinton's mind, she did. The insistence that she took the extra step is telling because it offers a glimpse into how she views compliance with these sorts of requirements. Just as submitting to the interview was itself a kind of generous, above-and-beyond gift to the news media, barely complying with the transparency requirement was a kind of heroic effort at meeting federal transparency requirements. For Clinton, doing the bare minimum is more than anyone can reasonably expect.

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  1. “Clinton’s insistence that she took the extra step is telling because it offers a glimpse into how she thinks about complying with these sorts of requirements.”

    OH JUST SAY IT = ITS BECAUSE SHE’S A WOMAN, ISNT IT? YOU @#(*@#$ SEXIST!

    I SWEAR I’VE HAD JUST ENOUGH OF YOUR ABUSE, ITS JUST TOO MUCH

    (slams door dramatically, starts to do nails)

    1. LEAVE HILLARY ALONE!
      Do you just pick on random crazy old ladies for fun?
      Dirty wingnuts.

      1. It must drive you libertards crazy getting nowhere with your incessant, unproven accusations treated as gospel within your conservatarian circles, but not taken seriously anywhere outside of your cozy little circle jerk.

        How’s Rand Paul polling again? LOL. Ah well. There’s always Gary Johnson.

        Or Trump.

        1. Um…it’s pretty much common knowledge that the Clinton’s are total crooks.

          1. The Clinton duo did something wrong?

      2. Hillary is a crook who has been above the law most of her life. She will soon be our president for eight years. The worst corruption on her part is yet to come, after she reenters the White House. Although, they are all crooks in Washington. Including the 350,000 current and past federal workers who have cheated the American people out of 3.5 billion in taxes so far And a few million more federal employees both current and former owe lesser amounts in back taxes. However, the crooks at IRS, give these fellow government crooks a free pass.

    2. Did he even have consent from her to go this far in his writing? I mean, this is- for all intents and purposes- rape. This is the rape of a presidential candidate!

      1. Mmmm… I think you mean intensive purposes though. Intensive purpose rape.

        1. Nope, his usage is proper.

  2. Well, I mean, being royalty and all, by all means. We couldn’t expect her to comply with rules meant for the peasants.

    1. Is that your royal “we”? Or hers? I mean, Hers?

      1. We peasants

        1. I believe the correct term is “proles”. Plebs would be accepted.

  3. How did having her staff cherrypick which emails were acceptable to release from her illegal server, then wiping the server remotely in compliance with the law?

    1. What, you want her to enact labor for you, shitlord? Educate yourself!

    2. I’m sure, with this unassailable proof reason.com has offered, she’ll be in prison in no time. Shortly afterward Alex Jones will reveal his REAL proof of the aliens among us. At last, the libertardian movement will have arrived.

      1. The only thing to feed trolls is Today’s song, enjoy.

  4. And I had no obligation to do any of that.

    FYTW

  5. nice pic. she looks like she’s already been run through her own personal chipper.

    1. Prechipped?! What a stand up lady!

      1. All the evidence we have is that she is anythng BUT a chippie.

        Sudden thought; has anyone done DNA testing on Chelsea? Do we KNOW the wicked witch of the west is her mother?

        1. If I recall, they’re is a rumor that Bill is not the dad, but I can’t remember who the dad is supposed to be, and waaayyy not gonna research it.
          Any whose Today’s song, enjoy.

        2. She went above and beyond performing her wifely duties also. One she popped out that kid there was no need to have sex with her husband any more.

  6. “I didn’t have to turn over anything. I chose to turn over 55,000 pages because I wanted to go above and beyond what was expected of me,” she said, adding, “And I had no obligation to do any of that. So let’s set the record straight.”

    You’re upset because I ran down your family in the parking lot, but let’s be clear, I stopped to apologize. I didn’t have to do that. I was under no obligation to stop at all. So let’s show a little gratitude, eh?

    1. Although I have to give her kudos (though maybe it’s an oversight on her part) for not giving the “55,000 emails” line her media flaks were overjoyed to report.

      1. Don’t forget, all the emails were turned over in hard copy. That’s right, her people printed all those emails, because paper copies don’t show the editing.
        Already, it’s been proven that she edited several, and deleted at least 15.
        This is known by senders and receives of her email turning over emails from or to her.
        Anyways Today’s song, enjoy.

  7. That Clinton has not been indicted yet for tempering with evidence is sufficient proof that we live in a banana republic.

    1. I wish. At least I’d have a rum cocktail in my hand.

      1. Trust me, two out of three doesn’t cut it!

    2. Temper, schmemper.

      Get back to me when she actually tampers with evidence or something.

      Typical teathuglihadistracist.

    3. This is how the French deal with their political leaders:

      On 3 July 2012, French police raided Sarkozy’s residence and office as part of a probe into claims that Sarkozy was involved in illegal political campaign financing.

      On 1 July 2014 Sarkozy was detained for questioning by police over claims he had promised a prestigious role in Monaco to a high-ranking judge, Gilbert Azibert, in exchange for information about the investigation into alleged illegal campaign funding. Mr Azibert, one of the most senior judges at the court of appeal, was called in for questioning on 30 June 2014. It is believed to be the first time a former French president has been held in police custody, although his predecessor, Jacques Chirac, was found guilty of embezzlement and breach of trust while he was mayor of Paris and given a suspended prison sentence in 2011. After 15 hours in police custody, Sarkozy was put under official investigation for “active corruption”, “misuse of influence” and “obtained through a breach of professional secrecy” on 2 July 2014. Mr Azibert and Sarkozy’s lawyer, Thierry Herzog, are also now under official investigation. The two accusations carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison. The developments are seen as a blow to Sarkozy’s attempts to challenge for the presidency in 2017.

      1. Eh, they only do this when the other party gets into power. And we do this too, but only to lesser mortals than former presidents.

    4. She lacks her husband’s political skills but shares his exquisite sense for exactly where the border is between a lie and the truth and can stay poised on the razor’s edge of it for as long as it benefits her.

      And not feel a twinge of moral or ethical guilt afterwards.

      1. I don’t even think she has that “exquisite sense.” Bill is a consummate liar and con artist, and she’s a cheap imitation, without the charm. Bill is pretty much a sociopath, and sociopaths are often really good at lying. She’s just a conniving, self-righteous grifter, and it shows.

  8. Hillary 2016. It’s inevitable. And it’s Her Turn.

    1. It’s far from inevitable. She seems utterly incapable of giving the tingles that Democratic politicians thrive on. My dyed-in-the-wool lefty public schoolteacher mother, a woman who six years later still holds Bush accountable for all the planet’s ills, decided she’s staying home in 2016 because “Hillary is just awful.”

      Of course, the GOP will probably dig down far enough into the muck to find a candidate even less palatable than Hillary.

      1. Dude, don’t try so hard. It’s a joke.

        Also

        BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!

        1. You’d think so, but I’m hearing the sentiment from libertarians and GOP alike. It’s frustrating because Hillary is so imminently beatable that only the sort of cringing cretin the GOP is liable to run could lose to her. So it’s not inevitable but goddamn likely because that’s currently half their bench as well as their front-runner.

    2. I am with Spittoon. This train wreck gets worse every day.

    3. Hillary 2016: Don’t you even fuck this up for me this time.

      1. Hillary 2016: because it just doesn’t matter anymore.

        1. What difference, at this point, does it make?

          1. It sums her up. Partisanship aside, you really just have to not give a fuck anymore to support her. The woman stands for absolutely nothing beyond her own greed and ambition.

        2. Hillary 2016: “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

        3. Hillary 2016: Because fuck you, that’s why.

    4. Hillary 2016: Because the President should be a rich, old, white man.

      1. +1111111

  9. We have more serious matters to worry about. What Donald Trump said, for example.

    1. Confederate. Flag.

      1. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

    2. Trigger werds.

  10. Cersei Lannister, minus the moderate amount of intelligence and low cunning.

    1. “Vote Hilary! Prevent the Walk of Shame!”

      This would be a very powerful campaign slogan, in fact.

    2. I am with you on the intelligence, but from what I hear she has no shortage of low cunning.

    3. Minus something else, too.

    4. Cersei isn’t beyond redemption. Yet.

      Also, looks.

    5. Wait… Are you saying that Huma Abedin is her BROTHER?

      I wonder if she plans to appoint Carlos Danger to the supreme court.

      -jcr

    6. Not to mention looks. Cersi is far better looking probably not a dyke – unlike Hillary – the thought of Hillary’s face in Janet Reno’ crotch is enough to make me want to throw up

  11. I watched most of the interview and it was…gross. It seemed to me like the “above and beyond” claim was somehow related to the 55k figure. She kept repeating the two ideas together, as if she had only been required to turn over a few emails, but she handed over FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND. It was…well, I would say weird, but was it really?

    My boyfriend immediately asked, “So, Hillary, why don’t you tell us what was required and what was above and beyond?” It was so obvious that she was full of shit.

    1. This is an old Clinton dodge. The game is to turn over a bunch of superfluous documents while retaining or destroying the incriminating ones and then when someone asks about the incriminating ones indignantly answer “I turned over (insert large number here) documents, how dare you say I am not complying” .

      1. I heard her computer crashed and the backups got lost.

        Oh wait…

      2. that apparently that didn’t include some 15 emails related to her job.

        Yes, the key missing phrase is “that we know of.”

    2. Q: How do you know Hillary Clinton is lying?
      A: Her’s lips are moving.

      1. I love how she constantly affirms her honesty. Anyone who has to affirm their honestly is admitting there is a reason to doubt it.

        1. ^This^

        2. The best quote of the interview was: “People should?and do?trust me.”

          1. Well, to be fair, I trust her to enrichenfy herself through unethical means. I also trust her to be incredibly incompetent. And I trust her to do anything and everything to advance her opportunities to enrichenfy herself through unethical means.

          2. It’s the kind of thing that makes you wonder if she knows full-well that no one trusts her, but she simply lies about people trusting her. Or, is she so far separated from reality that she honestly believes people trust her… and maybe honestly believes that she complied.

        3. What difference, at this point, does it make?

      2. Yeah but how can you see through her pantsuit?

        1. That pantsuit look suspiciously like the Pajamas that Mao liked or Stalins uniform – just needs the little red stars. Coincidence – I think not

    3. Well, I did not watch the interview. What was the brutally direct follow-up question by the interviewer to such an obvious lie?

      1. “What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?”

      2. While I may have wished Keilar pushed her harder, she absolutely did press her on the email issue in general, if not about this specific comment. It wasn’t as harsh as I might have liked, but it wasn’t a total softball interview either.

    1. Let us remember William Safire and his diagnosis of 19(!) years ago:

      “Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady — a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation — is a congenital liar.”

      http://www.nytimes.com/1996/01…..-lies.html

    2. That’s what all of her little people are for. Take the subpoena bullet for her. Hillary was never directly served. It went to her lawyer.

      Bonus points for the name of the committee’s chief counsel – Dana Chipman.

    3. You don’t understand Clintonspeak. She said she was never personally subpoenaed, which us true. Her lawyer received the subpoena, and Hillary never personally had possession of it.

      1. sorry didnt see above post

  12. the Chinese calendar has 2018 as the year of the bitch, not 2016.

  13. Hillary: ” II’ve never had a subpoena.”

    Trey Gowdy: “You are a lying sack of shit. Here’s the subpoena I sent you in March.

    1. When lying is a way of life…

    2. What a cunt.

      Both of them, just for the record.

    3. Come on you haters, expecting Hillary to remember all her subpoenas is like expecting Bill to remember all his intern blow jobs.

      ? David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 8, 2015

    4. Its not a lie, if you believe it.

      George Costanza

  14. For [Hillary] Clinton, doing the bare minimum is more than anyone can reasonably expect.

    Hence, Monica, Jennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willy, etc.

    1. My father had a bumper sticker that said “Hillary smoked the cigar”. My brother lived in Hope, AR at the time. My father was in town visiting him and a guy tried to whip his ass in the grocery store parking lot. Hillarity ensued.

      1. Hillarity ensued

        do you mean … Hillary sued?

        1. OK, it was a poor attempt at punnage. I will take my licks.

          1. Monica Lewinsky got in hers. IT’S YOUR TURN.

      2. Hang on….a Southern man tried to defend Hillary’s honor???

  15. “Otherwise, however, she does appear to have turned over most of the relevant material. But that’s what was required of her.”

    What is the basis for this statement exactly? Her staff chose what to turn over, and there’s no way to know what was held back and/or destroyed. Even if the Obama administration makes a good-faith effort (don’t laugh!) to reconstruct her e-mails from the accounts of other government employees she e-mailed with, that leaves out every e-mail exchange she may have had with non-federal employees.

    1. There isn’t any basis for that statement other than how much you trust Hillary. Hillary is the only person that knows what emails actually existed. So, she is the only one who can say that all of the relevant ones were turned over. The rest of us do not know what we don’t know.

    2. At this point, Hillary wants you to debate the details, not the overall sleaziness of her actions.

      This is a typical Clintonian reframing of the debate. Don’t get sucked in.

    3. At this point, Hillary wants you to debate the details, not the overall sleaziness of her actions.

      This is a typical Clintonian reframing of the debate. Don’t get sucked in.

    4. Can one of you tech heads explain something to me? And this applies to Lois Learner as well: assuming an email is sent by someone to a government employee(s), how hard is it to collate all those emails out of other people’s (addressees) email accounts?

      1. True, if you know who the emails were sent to, you could examine those email accounts. But I don’t know if the House would or could subpoena the computers of Sid and Huma and the other likely correspondents, much less the lesser-knowns and unknowns.

      2. Let’s keep firmly in mind in Lois Lerner’s case that President Obama claimed to be shocked and outraged, and wanted justice.

        If we assume this was not a lie, I’d guess he could call the IRS up, and those back-ups would have been found within 7 days time.

        The fact that the IRS said the emails were gone, never checked the back ups, and then deleted the back-ups, too, in 2014, highly suggests that the WH was involved, and Obama was lying.

        *I had good faith Dems tell me that maybe the hard drive just failed…okay, then explain how the back up tapes also got deleted and why the IRS never even checked for them until years later.

    5. If this was my response to a discovery request, I’d be sitting in a jail cell.

      1. Exactly. We now have a real nobility in this country who have a different set of laws than the rest of us.

  16. Even this interview was all softballs. What about taking money personally from foreign governments, laundered through the Clinton Foundation in return for favors from the US government while she was Secretary of State? If elected president, will she take money then as well?

    Judging from her past actions and her words here, from her breathtaking incompetence, she is nothing more than a mediocre career criminal. As hard as it is to believe she could make Obama not the worst president ever.

    1. Yes. The entire email was elaborate damage control. Lets ask her about the scandal that can’t be proven, the missing emails, so people stop talking about the one that can, the bribery.

      1. The missing emails can be proven. We already found out she edited some and didn’t turn over others from Sid.

        We also may have other emails emerge.

        1. BTW, I’m pretty sure she leaked the email issue herself, so she could delete them and turn them over before the Clinton Cash book came out.

          Chronologically, she can now say “I wish I had the emails to prove myself innocent, but they were deleted before I knew people would want to see them.”

          If the timing were reversed, the scandal would have been triple in size.

    2. Even this interview was all softballs.

      Aye, and no follow-up questions or challenges to obvious bullshit answers. I suppose this is the kind of hard-hitting journalism we can look forward to from The Fourth Estate in the coming election year.

      1. Aye, and no follow-up questions or challenges to obvious bullshit answers. I suppose this is the kind of hard-hitting journalism we can look forward to from The Fourth Estate in the coming election year.

        Unless you are Donald Trump, or a severely obese governor, or Rick Perry, or Jeb Bush, or that white man who hates poor people, Rand Paul.

        1. Or Rick Rubio. Then you have to answer for the speed boat you bought with your own money and your wife’s speeding tickets.

          1. Ricky Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubio!

            1. Nah, he just needs to answer for why the Timberwolves suck.

      2. Did you guys watch it? I thought it could have been a lot harsher, but Keilar did start asking follow-ups when they started talking about trust, and she asked several about the email thing as well. Keilar was clearly annoyed and shit-talked Clinton after as well.

        1. I always think that these interviews and can should be harsher, for public figure.

          I cannot comprehend why one of these television journalists does not brand themselves “super hard question interviewer person,” who makes it obvious that if you come on their show you will have to answer difficult questions and follow-ups and then follow-ups to the follow-ups. CNN, MSNBC, those networks suck – they should make it point to hire someone with balls, and then they should shame the candidates or public figures who avoid “super hard question interviewer person.” Akin to Bill O’Reilly’s schtick, but without the finger-wagging douchebaggery.

          1. “if you come on their show’

            That person will interview no one because they won’t be able to get guests.

            I heard that Tapper was originally slated but hasn’t ingratiated himself enough with the oligarchy.

            1. Yeah, if you aren’t nice enough, no one will come on. And Keilar had to get Hillary to stay put and talking for over 18 minutes.

              It was clear that Hillary expected a softer interview than she got. That’s the best we can hope for in the real world.

              1. You are both probably right but I am going to stay in fantasy land, where I am always right (and I am a unicorn).

          2. Crusty Juggler is funny. He thinks the press should do their job instead of being shills. Funny stuff.

            1. Yeah, any tough interview with a Democrat would decrease the interviewer’s cocktail party invitations.

      3. I detect sarcasm Enjoy Every Sandwich. You are implying these aren’t serious journalists. You are dead wrong. Rand Paul is a racist and a misogynist. We know this because he was raked ofer the coals for talking to a lady in a mean voice. Also, Aquabuddha. He probably wears boxers with the confederate flag on them.

      4. It was designed that way.

    3. I really don’t think she’ll win the general election. Unfortunately, somebody who is running is going to win. And that is why I find it hard to sleep at night.

  17. this woman wouldn’t know “compliance” if it fucked her in the ass.

    She has spent her entire life lying, obfuscating, dodging and weaving.

    If she was a running back she would be Eric Dickerson who could fool you 99.9% of the time with his deceptive moves the laugh all the way to the end zone.

    1. You misspelled “Barry Sanders”

      /Detroit

      1. You misspelled “Marshall Faulk”
        /St. Louis

        1. No…no, I got it right.

          YOU MISSPELLED….

          1. quit spelling VANNEMAN’S name wrong!

  18. The US women won the World Cup almost entirely because of Hillary’s support. How dare you, Suderman, you white male, imply that she is a liar? The World Cup!

    Now, Donald Trump, I do not care for him.

  19. “When you listen to the CNN interview, she apparently remains under the impression that she went above and beyond any legal requirements and that there were no requirements as a matter of law or fact to make an issue out in terms of her failure to turn over email records relating to government business on a more timely basis,” former National Archives and Records Administration litigation director Jason Baron told the Journal. “That’s clearly not correct.”

    Oh, I don’t think for one second that this was an honest mistake. She lied, knowing the public has no choice but to take it up the ass. Because she’s Hilary Fucking Clinton.

    The people who laugh at the law, are those that make it and those that break it.

    1. “The people who laugh at the law, are those that make it and those that break it.”

      Rules don’t apply to rulers, they apply to the peasants.

  20. On a lighter note, Clinton said it wasn’t a good idea to have a woman share space with Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, calling that “pretty second class.”

    Did she really think they would squeeze Eleanor Roosevelt into the same photo with that bad shot, Hamilton?

  21. Is it just me or does she look more like Nixon every day?

    1. Other way about. At least Nixon could hide what he was long enough to get into the office.

      1. No. I don’t mean she is Nixon. I mean she actually looks like him in drag.

        1. Oh. I missed that.

        2. “The painting in the attic is not working!!”

          1. the painting of Lesbian Gray

  22. Why isn’t this cunt in a jail cell? I want someone to ask her that. Or at least call her a cunt.

    1. Why isn’t this cunt in a jail cell?

      Because she is not a Republican.

      1. I don’t think that is enough of an answer.

        Its because the media is 95% left-leaning and thus no steady drumbeat is ever built up to force a candidate to be held accountable.

        Its really that simple.

    2. You just did.

      1. I doubt Hillary is reading this.

  23. Again, how is it that she’s not being prosecuted for the multiple felonies she’s basically admitted to committing? Is there a state law in there that some state prosecutor could go after her for? She doesn’t have immunity for illegal acts in the first place and also doesn’t have it for acts committed after resigning her office. God knows that the DOJ won’t do shit, and the whole concept of a special prosecutor is totally dead, since the whole fucking tenure of this administration screams the need for one.

    1. Oh calm down. Jesus. It’s not like she drove for a mile and a half before pulling her car into a Wal-Mart.

      1. Or borrowed money to buy a “luxury speed boat” like that shifty Cuban Rubio did.

        1. Or failed to register her dog in a timely manner

    2. This government looks more and more like a criminal conspiracy every day. The Batista government, Czarist Russia etc (pre-communists) often were indistinguishable from Mafias. How far do they have to go before people get sick of their shit and throw them out? Far enough that people have nothing left and get hungry.

      This one seems to be snowballing so it may collapse faster than we think, but when it does we have to make sure we don’t replace it with marxists. Yeah, I know, good luck with that.

      1. I don’t know what to hope for. I fear a collapse, both in and of itself and what is likely to arise afterwards. But can we change things substantially for the better with the system in place? I’m seriously worried enough about this blatant corruption to wonder whether a true reforming movement could happen. Elections can be tampered with, and, in the extreme, power can be seized overtly outside of the Constitution.

      2. We have to make sure we don’t replace incrementalist Marxists with revolutionary Marxists, you mean.

        Anyhow, revolution will inevitably go to shit. Secession and cold civil war is marginally more promising.

  24. At this point I think the only way Hillary wins election is if she just openly says it’s a Ma Ferguson kind of situation where Bill will really be back in charge if elected.

    She’s so unlikeable and untrustworthy her own party is flirting with an avowed socialist just because he has more authenticity.

    1. She really can’t do that. Everyone knows that Huma not Bill is going to be the First Spouse.

      1. Hell, Bill spent so much time with the ladies that he was barely in charge when he was President. He’ll have even more opportunities for nookie as “First Spouse.”

    2. “She’s so unlikeable and untrustworthy her own party is flirting with an avowed socialist just because he has more authenticity.”

      Seriously, do you think Obama is less of a socialist than Bernie? I bet they agree on 98% of things, but Obama, to get elected, didn’t run his mouth about his true philosophy.

      1. I think they agree on a lot, but on some level I think Obama is more of an empty suit, and Sanders more of a True Believer.

        1. technically Obama is the empty suit that has no clothes.

    3. This is the only thing that gives me hope: That there seems to be real opposition to her amongst her own party, but it’s being largely suppressed and not breaking out into the open completely. Which perhaps means she’ll get the nomination because she’s “inevitable” but then a decent chunk of her prog base doesn’t show up on Election Day because they wanted Bernie Sanders or something.

      Not that that guarantees anything good from the GOP. But Hillary as president is guaranteed to be horrible.

      1. “a decent chunk of her prog base doesn’t show up on Election Day ”

        I’d guess they do show, once they are scared shitless with the prospect of a Republican nominating two or three SCOTUS. (I know, how could those nominees be worse than what Hillary would nominate.)

  25. What if the Canklebeast becomes like Godzilla and goes on a rampage through Manhattan?

    Mahgawds that woman is a gettin fugly!

  26. Hillary Clinton Thinks She Went “Above and Beyond” Just By Complying With Email Retention Requirements

    Can you really call that complying? Maybe “cunt lying”, but complying? No way.

  27. “Otherwise, however, she does appear to have turned over most of the relevant material. But that’s what was required of her.”

    “most” So what? If I were on trial for murder and turned over records of my activities for “most” of the 365 days of the year as an alibi, how in the heck is that evidence that I’ve done nothing wrong? No one is accusing her of spending all day, every day, doing nefarious things. 30,000 emails may not show she did anything bad, but 30,020 might have shown something much more interesting.

  28. To be fair, she is a mendacious, lying, cunt that is relying on the invariable (and understandable) ignorance of the American voter.

  29. I honesty cant see this woman winning without some vote tampering. Seriously, who can trust this person with the attitude of a 3rd world country despot?

    Kim Jong-un ain’t got shit on her!

    1. “I honesty cant see this woman winning without some vote tampering. Seriously, who can trust this person with the attitude of a 3rd world country despot?”

      People who want to be ruled, and see their neighbors ruled in turn.

  30. I cannot wait to see all the attack ads she attracts. There is just an embarrassment of riches available. You could do an entire series called “Hillary’s Lies” with clips of her contradicting herself.

    1. Like all the attack ads that came out against Obama in both ’08 and ’12? No, there will be some good attack ads online, but they won’t get anywhere near the coverage they should get. We’ll just get some fairly generic anti-Hillary ads, because to do anything hard hitting would show the “sexism” of whichever candidate runs such an ad.

      1. People are more afraid of the charge of “racism” than they are of the charge of “sexism.” They’ll have to step carefully, but it’s hard to say that (e.g.) back-to-back clips of Hillary saying contradictory things, or a clip of her saying something followed by the truth, are somehow “sexist” attacks.

  31. I ain’t nowhere nears tired – Hillary w/twang

  32. She actually didn’t lie here. All she had to do was say FYTY and not release anything, and nothing else would have happened anyway.

  33. elitist lying scumbag bitch

  34. “I didn’t have to turn over anything.”

    L’etat, c’est moi.

    Since I own the government, my government work product is my personal property.

    ‘”She didn’t go above and beyond her legal duties.” … But in Clinton’s mind, she did.’

    Much like hubby, and any good psychopath, when she is caught in one of her many crimes, she’ll still be arguing forever that she did nothing wrong, but was in fact the victim.

  35. Hillary Clinton supports the war on women who smoke weed.

    She’s very sexist

  36. Expecting truthfulness from a Clinton is like a shark to be a vegetarian – its just not something they have the ability to understand – lying is simply what a Clinton DOES

  37. With Slick Hilly as with her husband (and for that matter Obama), there’s an easy way to get the truth from whatever they say — simply assume it’s the opposite. It works remarkably well with all 3.

  38. Hillary “retained” the emails (at least,the carefully selected ones) by PRINTING them out on paper,the typical lawyer trick;bury the opponent in miles of paper. it also prevents their being spread to the media easily. Then she had the drives scrubbed.perhaps even scrapping them and installing new drives,to further hide her crimes.

    She needs to be in prison. She violated the National Record Act,and National Security. By law,she should be disqualified from ANY gov’t employment.

  39. Reason taking talking points from Sean Hannity again? Haven’t you GOP-wannabees learned that you’re just setting yourself for, at best, being ignored, and more likely, ridicule? These accusations only resonate with the GOP base. No one else cares.

    Try as you might, the Clinton machine is going to pound you libertariots and the GOP’ers into pulp in 2016. Get the tissues ready, because I foresee a lot of crying here.

    1. JohnGaltstone|7.8.15 @ 9:49PM|#
      “Reason taking talking points from Sean Hannity again?”

      Hi, there, shitstain! Happy to see you making an ass of yourself again!
      Oh, and fuck off.

      1. You think your really something cussing out someone with a fake name your going by…
        I hope the people you cuss out find you!
        And Turn Your Life Upside Down!
        There is ways to find you…I hope they do!
        AMEN!

  40. This bitch is as useless as boots on a whore! After almost eight years of the unmitigated disaster we have for president now, the thought of this cunt making it to the oval office is to much to bear. Will no one rid us of this turbulent shrew?

  41. If this has no affect on her becoming President then I think her new nickname should be “Teflon Dame”

  42. Google pay 97$ per hour my last pay check was $8500 working 1o hours a week online. My younger brother friend has been averaging 12k for months now and he works about 22 hours a week. I cant believe how easy it was once I tried it out.
    This is wha- I do…… ?????? http://www.Wage-Report.com

  43. To be fair, the average Dem thinks just showing up for work is going “above and beyond”.

  44. Google pay 97$ per hour my last pay check was $8500 working 1o hours a week online. My younger brother friend has been averaging 12k for months now and he works about 22 hours a week. I cant believe how easy it was once I tried it out.
    This is wha- I do…… ?????? http://www.online-jobs9.com

  45. Hillary & Bill Are LIARS!
    Anybody that doesn’t believe it…
    Is A Traitor To The USA
    AND A Godless Piece Of $Hit!
    AMEN!

  46. When Bill left The Office Of President They Moved To New York!
    Most other Presidents move back to their home State.
    Not Bill & Hillary because they burned All their bridges in Arkansas!
    If You Want Another Liar & Turd In The White House, You Want Hillary!
    She committed to much time for her needs and not the Nation as Sec. of State!
    Just think what she will do as President!

  47. Hillary Clinton reminds me of the hunger games lady, the one who gets all giddy when the kids name is pulled out, and she gets to say
    “May the odds ever be in your favor”
    that should be her campaign slogan, embrace the evil, like some Rs embrace the crazy,…
    she should just run with it,
    join the dark side we have cookies kinda thing.

  48. She has been lying from day one. The one issue that I cannot believe no one has jumped on is she claimed none of the emails on her private server contained classified information, yet before releasing the emails, the State Department has classified some of them. If the State department tagged them as classified then she did specifically what she claimed she did not. Hillary Clinton is incapable of telling the truth. If she is elected President, the US will cease to exist.

  49. She went “above the law” and “beyond the law”…

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