Hillary Clinton

Hillary Keeps Lying

Why does Hillary lie? Because she thinks she can get away with it. Will American voters let her?

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In a column I wrote in early July, based on research by my colleagues and my own analysis of government documents and eyewitness statements, I argued that in 2011 and 2012 then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waged a secret war on the governments of Libya and Syria, with the approval of President Obama and the consent of congressional leadership from both parties and in both houses of Congress.

I did err in that column with respect to an arms dealer named Marc Turi. I regret the error and apologize for it. I wrote that Turi sold arms to Qatar as part of Clinton's scheme to get them into the hands of rebels. A further review of the documents makes it clear that he applied to do so but was denied permission, and so he did not sell arms to Qatar. Other arms dealers did.

I also erred when referring to Qatar as beholden to Washington. In fact, Qatar is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood and is one of the biggest supporters of global jihad in the world—and Clinton, who approved the sales of arms to Qatar expecting them to make their way to Syrian and Libyan rebels, as they did, knew that. She and her State Department caused American arms to come into the possession of known al-Qaida operatives, a few of whom assassinated U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked Clinton in January 2013 at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing whether she knew of any weapons coming from the U.S. and going to rebels in the Middle East, she denied such knowledge. She either has a memory so faulty that she should not be entrusted with any governmental powers, or she knowingly lied.

It gets worse. It now appears that Clinton was managing her war using emails that she diverted through a computer server owned by her husband's charitable foundation, even though some of her emails contained sensitive and classified materials. This was in direct violation of federal law, which requires all in government who possess classified or sensitive materials to secure them in a government-approved venue.

The inspector general of the intelligence community and the inspector general of the State Department each have reviewed a limited sampling of her emails that were sent or received via the Clinton Foundation server, and both have concluded that materials contained in some of them were of such gravity that they were obliged under federal law to refer their findings to the FBI for further investigation.

The FBI does not investigate for civil wrongdoing or ethical lapses. It investigates behavior that may be criminal or that may expose the nation's security to jeopardy. It then recommends either that indictments be sought or the matter be addressed through non-prosecutorial means. Given Clinton's unique present position—as the president's first secretary of state and one who seeks to succeed him, as well as being the wife of one of his predecessors—it is inconceivable that she could be prosecuted as Gen. David Petraeus was (for the crime of failing to secure classified materials) without the personal approval of the president himself.

Let's be realistic and blunt: If the president wants Clinton prosecuted for failing to secure classified materials, then she will be, no matter the exculpatory evidence or any political fallout. If he does not want her prosecuted, then she won't be, no matter what the FBI finds or any political fallout.

I have not seen the emails the inspectors general sent to the FBI, but I have seen the Clinton emails, which are now in the public domain. They show Clinton sending or receiving emails to and from her confidante Sid Blumenthal and one of her State Department colleagues using her husband's foundation's server, and not a secure government server. These emails address the location of French jets approaching Libya, the location of no-fly zones over Libya and the location of Stevens in Libya. It is inconceivable that an American secretary of state failed to protect and secure this information.

But it is not inconceivable that she would lie about it.

Federal statutes provide for three categories of classified information. "Top secret" is data that, if revealed, could likely cause grave damage to national security. "Secret" is data that, if revealed, could likely cause serious damage to national security. "Confidential" is data that, if revealed, could likely cause some damage to national security. Her own daily calendars, which she regularly emailed about, are considered confidential.

Clinton has repeatedly denied ever sending or receiving data in any of these categories. She probably will argue that an email that fails to use the terminology of the statute cannot be deemed classified. Here the inspectors general have corrected her. It is the essence of the data in an email—its potential for harm if revealed—that makes its contents classified and the failure to protect it a crime, not the use of a magic word or phrase in the subject line.

She is no doubt lying again, just as she did to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Yet the question remains: Why did she use her husband's foundation's computer server instead of a government server, as the law requires? She did that so she could obscure what the server recorded and thus be made to appear different according to history from how she was in reality.

Why did she lie about all this? Because she thinks she can get away with it. Will American voters let her?

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  1. Hillary “Cackling Cunt” Clinton is the adult-human-sized equivalent of what you find when you turn over a rock after it’s been raining for a week.

    If only Planned Parenthood could figure out some sort of way to retroactively abort Hillary Clinton. Don’t worry about saving any of her organs either, guys — they arent compatible with human tissue.

  2. Hillary “Cackling Cunt” Clinton is the adult-human-sized equivalent of what you find when you turn over a rock after it’s been raining for a week.

    If only Planned Parenthood could figure out some sort of way to retroactively abort Hillary Clinton. Don’t worry about saving any of her organs either, guys — they arent compatible with human tissue.

  3. And once She is Queen, it’ll be full on woman boner wars!!!

  4. Good job on this article. It’s rare for me to say that.

  5. Does any of this surprise anyone?

    She’ll still win. The majority of those that are going to vote for her regardless are satisfied with Obama as it is, so yeah.

    1. I have far more respect for people who are satisfied with Obama than those who will vote for Hillary Clinton (let’s just imagine they are two different sets of people for the sake of argument). The woman should be in jail, not the oval office, yet it seems the lefties just want to keep their head in the sand despite the mountains of evidence against her. At a certain point political ideology needs to take a backseat to basic fucking ethics and the rule of law. It’s not hyperbole to say that Hillary is a downright criminal and should be in a cell, not the white house.

      1. The actual Left does not like Clinton at all, because of her warmongering and friendliness to the 0.01%, and her actual lack of any leftish ideology. Since leftists are few and mostly not very wealthy, this probably doesn’t matter, but it may — remember 1968. Should she lose a primary or two, it’s quite possible that her support will melt away, since it is based not on principles and ideology but hope for payoffs, preferments, and advantages.

  6. But she’s going to give us millions of new solar panels! Surely that is worth a few breaches of national security!

    1. Wasn’t that Solyndra?

  7. In the animal kingdom, there are animals which attempt to be the “Alpha” leader. There are humans who attempt to become the leaders over the masses as well. While animals use brute force, humans that want power and do not posses natural leadership qualities resort to underhanded, sneaky tactics like lying, cheating, etc. This has to be done in secrecy, as those humans need to appear to be upright and worthy of admiration.

    Hillary is more aggressive in her tactics than most, so called, leaders because her goal is the highest leadership position in the world. The US Presidency is just a steeping stone to that goal.

    It seems the Left admires these phony leaders more than it does natural leaders.

    1. “Hillary is more aggressive in her tactics than most, so called, leaders because her goal is the highest leadership position in the world. The US Presidency is just a steeping stone to that goal.”

      Are you insinuating that Hillary is the Antichrist and wants to be dictator of the world? It seems that you’re implying that the US presidency isn’t the highest leadership in the world. Not that I would disagree that Clinton has the hubris to think she should run the entire planet…

  8. Why does Hillary lie? Because she thinks she can get away with it. Will American voters let her?

    Of course they will let her. All Republicans and Democrats routinely lie, and the drooling masses keep voting for them, why would it be any different this time?

    1. I would be more surprised if the electorate did hold her responsible … for anything.

  9. There are people who expect the truth from folks who are committed to taking what ain’t theirs to take. We know them as fools, but the DemoGOP soft machine calls them voters.

  10. but…….she’s telling the truth about wanting to be president.

    1. No she isnt. She doesn’t want to be president, she wants to be Empress and is settling.

      1. Penis envy perhaps?

  11. Here’s the thing, though. I don’t think she is lying. I think the maximum capability of her critical thinking skills has led her to the conclusion that everything she did was both morally and legally right. I think she is utterly convinced that she is properly an exception to the rules who is justified in taking whatever actions she deems appropriate.

    1. Nixon said, “When the President does it, it’s not a crime” and was excoriated. If Hillary wins in 2016, this will be become the guiding principle of the presidency, and nothing else will happen.

      Nixon’s biggest crime was taking office 50 years too soon. And not being a Democrat.

      1. I think Obama said that about murder, right?

    2. Yes it would mean that she had some sort moral compass to realize she is lying. The Clinton’s are far beyond that. They are empty emotionally and morally These people are just plain evil.

  12. The Clinton’s make John Gotti look like sticky tape by comparison.

  13. Qatar, supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood: interesting in that in the late 90s months before I separated from the AF, my unit deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Southern Watch. Hey, what better way of gathering Intel on the US military than by hosting them? (A Clinton was also President.)

    Secret arms deals, why Hollywood likes tell that story with Matt Damon or George Clooney types taking down the corrupt bad guys, except those villains are Repulicans. I guess when Democrats are doing it, they are making the world a better place.

    And yes, Americans will let her get away with it because she will distract them with free shit.

  14. “Why does Hillary lie?”

    Because she’s breathing.

    1. It’s incredible how rotting tuna can continue to breathe for so long after it’s soul has obviously died.

      1. Soul? What soul? What did she ever do that makes you think she ever HAD a soul?

        Hillary is a prime example of why I favor legal abortion. I don’t think that fetuses are people, I think that humanity is grown in the baby as it lives. And I support this position with the number of pseudo-people I see blundering around who clearly are not human, have no capacity for empathy, and should be put down like rabid dogs.

        Hillary being a case in point.

        1. I sometimes think there are two distinct breeds out there, people with souls, and people without. Those without are so lacking in empathy and awareness nothing penetrates them.

      2. Brilliant!

  15. “Will American voters let her?”

    If the brain-deads who show up here are any indication, they’ll call it a “feature” and pat each other on the back for doing so.

  16. Hillary is surely the walking embodiment of the total failure of the possibility of good governance. She has committed murder, graft, corruption at the highest levels, personally ordered an ambassador killed, started the Iraq War, and, worst of all, stored emails on a private server. Yet she’s going to be the next president of the US. What is wrong with Americans.

    1. Pander useful idiots like you – Tony – are the problem. Believers in central planning are the problem. Progressive scum are the fucking problem.

      1. Of course they are. That is what the fat man on the radio tells you.

        1. Tony|7.30.15 @ 11:27AM|#
          “Of course they are. That is what the fat man on the radio tells you.”

          Tony, I keep telling you that adults do not need to be told what to do or believe; we are moral agents capable of handling that ourselves.
          Pathetic excuses for human beings such as yourself, OTOH, require daily guidance.

          1. The thing about being a victim of propaganda is that you won’t know that you’re a victim until after you emerge from the bubble.

            Every single idiot on here whose only political idea is that “progs” are evil and destroying the world is a victim of propaganda. One knows because they all say the same thing over and over and over even though it doesn’t mean anything. Rightwing propaganda is specific in its targets. Campus speech codes are a greater threat than Christians inserting bullshit into all of Texas textbooks. A tax on billionaires is literally slavery, but the Iraq War was just a minor error in judgment. You prioritize things in such a ridiculously illogical way that it can only be the result of victimization by propaganda. And guess who that propaganda serves? The Leviathan and its crony corporations. At least “progs” know what masters they serve.

            1. Citation please. I would like to know where *I* hold any of those feelings.

              You’re barking up the wrong tree with that bullshit.

              1. “Citation please. I would like to know where *I* hold any of those feelings.”

                I do.
                Asshole proggies limiting speech are far worse to me than some bozo who thinks the earth is 5,000 years old.
                Taxes are certainly a form of slavery, assuming slavery means work under coercion, so more taxes = greater slavery
                And then we get this pile of steaming shit:
                “And guess who that propaganda serves? The Leviathan and its crony corporations. At least “progs” know what masters they serve.”
                Notice how, after spending years here, eh still lies obout our support for cronies; fucking mendacious turd.
                Tony, go lick that ass. I won’t.

            2. “Campus speech codes are a greater threat than Christians inserting bullshit into all of Texas textbooks”

              I would argue that this is undeniably a fact. Ever heard of the “marketplace of ideas” metaphor? More speech is almost always better speech. “Christians inserting bullshit into all of Texas textbooks” (which I am not a fan of, assuming that you’re description is accurate) is far less of a threat than campus speech codes for many reasons, not the least of which being that these codes stifle far more speech than the contents of books that most kids don’t pay attention to or even read. Let’s be real, the kids for whom science really matter will seek out and easily find the information these [alleged] textbooks omit. Campus speech codes punish ideas based on their content and viewpoint.

              More speech is almost always better than less speech.

            3. “Campus speech codes are a greater threat than Christians inserting bullshit into all of Texas textbooks”

              I would argue that this is undeniably a fact. Ever heard of the “marketplace of ideas” metaphor? More speech is almost always better speech. “Christians inserting bullshit into all of Texas textbooks” (which I am not a fan of, assuming that you’re description is accurate) is far less of a threat than campus speech codes for many reasons, not the least of which being that these codes stifle far more speech than the contents of books that most kids don’t pay attention to or even read. Let’s be real, the kids for whom science really matter will seek out and easily find the information these [alleged] textbooks omit. Campus speech codes punish ideas based on their content and viewpoint.

              More speech is almost always better than less speech.

            4. Tony|7.30.15 @ 1:39PM|#
              “…Every single idiot on here whose only political idea is that “progs” are evil and destroying the world is a victim of propaganda…”

              Says the fucking proggie who can’t take a pee without asking permission.
              And then goes on to prove he’s an idiot.

              1. So what you’re both saying is I got it exactly right.

            5. “The thing about being a victim of propaganda is that you won’t know that you’re a victim until after you emerge from the bubble.

              Every single idiot on here whose only political idea is that “progs” are evil and destroying the world is a victim of propaganda. One knows because they all say the same thing over and over and over even though it doesn’t mean anything. Rightwing propaganda is specific in its targets. Campus speech codes are a greater threat than Christians inserting bullshit into all of Texas textbooks. A tax on billionaires is literally slavery, but the Iraq War was just a minor error in judgment. You prioritize things in such a ridiculously illogical way that it can only be the result of victimization by propaganda. And guess who that propaganda serves? The Leviathan and its crony corporations. At least “progs” know what masters they serve.”

              ^The projection is strong in this one.^

        2. Yeah Tony because all libertarians listen to Rush Limbaugh. Because there’s no difference between “extreme conservative” and “libertarian” at least in your limited mind.

    2. So Tony, are you going to publicly announce that under no circumstances will you vote for her?

    3. Tony, we’re definitely in agreement about Hillary Clinton. But my question is: if she wins the nomination, who are you going to vote for?

      1. You’re supposed to take away the notion that just maybe Hillary is both a constant target of partisan conspiracy mongering and, to your horror, still standing.

        1. Ambassador Stevens, you can wake up now! We figured out your ‘death’ was just a conspiracy!

          Ambassador? Hello?

        2. This is where Tony admits that he doesn’t read anything critical of his own views. How even ardent Democrats can convince themselves that “Hillary is […] a constant target of partisan conspiracy mongering” just blows my fucking mind. She is a liar, a criminal and a corrupt politician who, when push comes to shove, would and has abandoned her “progressive” ideas when politically expedient for her. Her current movement further left is only because she perceives that’s what’s necessary for her to win. She doesn’t even care about the causes that you do Tony, that’s what’s hilarious. You are being tricked and you don’t even realize it.

    4. I’d like you to state right here, unequivocally, should Hillary win the nomination you won’t vote for her. I’m not expecting you to vote for Scott Walker, Trump, or Carly Fiorino, or anyone else the Repubs throw up. But, state right now you won’t vote for her.

      If you don’t, and you say ‘well better her than someone who fights unions (Walker), or is a relatively competent blowhard (Trump), or is a corporate slut (Fiorino)’, then what you’re openly admitting is you have no morals whatsoever.

      I’m actually giving you the chance to be a man here. And, I’m trusting that if you say it, then you won’t vote for her.

  17. Dumb question, but is there clear-cut proof that the State Department did funnel arms to Syria and Libya via Qatar, as the Judge is claiming? Because if so, “She armed Al-Qaida” seems like a great campaign ad, and a pretty compelling reason to try her for treason, to boot.

    1. We aren’t going to be trying Liberal Intellectual Radical Progressive icon like Shrillary for treason any time soon. It isn’t that they aren’t traitors, although that is a fairly hard legal standard to reach. It’s that far too many of the Fashionable Left have done things that, in the cold light of reason, could be construed as supporting a foreign, enemy, power. I think that was one of the major motives behind the rabid Hate Bush movement; themnumber of academics and trendy intellectualoids who were afraid that their support of terror groups like Hamas was about to lamd them in serious trouble. That Bush considered their trendy idiociees too trivial go bother with wouldn’t have occurred to them.

      Shouting “Traitor” about Hillary is a tactical mistake we should avoid. Stick to things she has clearly done that few outside of the political class have; she’ll get less sympathy.

    2. Why else have a well-staffed CIA annex in Benghazi?

      And at that point they were arming anti-Assad rebels who Qatar solemnly told us were all moderate progressive forces.

      Qatar was the one Arab nation to send a fighter to help oust Qadaffi. They sent exactly one jet fighter. They also fund ISIS.

  18. Will the press let her, the answer is yes.

  19. Hillary lied; people died.

  20. I don’t get all the fuss about lying and server security breaches. Not that those things are okay, but if they were done in order to supply arms to al quada operatives, that’s TREASON.

    I’m not saying to ignore the server breach, but why make it the focus? That’s like a home invader who murders a family and just gets charged with breaking & entering.

    1. If a low-level bureaucrat did what she did with regards to the lying and server breaches she would be fired and possibly indicted. Since these issues are easier to prove than the arms supply issues, and should be enough for her to not be elected, I sort of get why that’s the focus. Low hanging fruit and all that (if anyone would actually pay attention to the facts).

      1. You mean like all those IRS people who got indicted?

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  22. the National Airport in Washington DC was renamed Ronald Reagan International.Mr Reagan apologized and accepted responsibility for neglect in the 1981 Beirut bombing that killed 300 Marines and others.bipartisan congressional investigations proposed changes to foreign service protection that he never paid attention to. five Lebanon embassy personnel were killed later, in another attack. no attention was yet forthcoming and members of Lebanon embassy were kidnapped months later. no one, Democrat or Republican, seems to have learned anything. but he tragedy of Benghazi has been used like a political football while the hundreds who were killed in Beirut were allowed to rest in peace.

    1. We were peacekeepers in Beirut.

      In Libya, we were removing a regime without thinking too much about what would come after.

      A bit different.

    2. So that excuses every thing that Hillary has done that warrants investigation ? Since Regan did things you don’t like Hillary can break any law that is to her advantage and sell the power of her office to the highest bidder and you will come to her defense ?

      You are Democrat team scum.

      1. Now, now, OneOut. One characteristic of the Donkeys and Elephants both is to pretend that the world really is black and white. Don’t fall into the trap.

  23. Sadly it looks as if more attention is being paid to the deleted / missing texts of Tom Brady than of all of “The Nags” issues. At least it gives the liberal media something to focus on.

    1. As a Patriots fan, I am adamant that their were no deleted/missing texts, or at least no relevant ones. I’m going full Democrat on this one and not listening to any facts to the contrary.

  24. Why did she lie about all this? Because she thinks she can get away with it. Will American voters let her?

    Sadly, yes.

    Speaking as a Canuck viewing all this from afar, that is.

    1. some will,some won’t.

    2. As I said, some will, some won’t, but they don’t control things.

  25. Long established habits tend to hold true, and can be especially hard to depart from.

  26. “Why does Hillary lie? Because she thinks she can get away with it. Will American voters let her?”

    It’s not just that American voters will “let” her, but many of them *like* that she lies and gets away with it. They wish to be ruled, and they wish their neighbors to be ruled.

    That she can get away with spitting in the faces of voters with totally ludicrous lies, like “no classified material in the Secretary of States’ email server”, is one of the reasons they love and support her. Being able to lie with *impunity* is a sign of power, and some voters feel their testicles and ovaries swell with lust and pride every time Hillary shows that she can abuse the peasants at will.

  27. There are going to be some seriously upset Democrats when they finally realize that she can’t win the election, but by then it will be too late.

    1. Rubio or Paul. Either will beat Hillary just like the young Senator from Illinois. Any other path will fail.

  28. wow, in a weeks time both Napolitano and Sen Cruz use the L word.

    I like it.

    I love it.

    I want some more of it.

    About time these crooks in DC get called what they are. Effing Liars! Plain and simple.

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  30. Not that it matters to the law. But, given the governments recent track record, the emails were probably safer on her own server.

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  32. I believe Obama is going after Hillary with those inspector generals indicting Hillary of possible criminal action.

    OT: Would you rate Rubio as a libertarian or a statist?

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    Don’t tell dumb people the truth…they can’t handle it and then you won’t get their vote.

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