© 2016 Jim Spence - It has been said that some career politicians are boring, and those ones are usually both hard working and honest. Then there are the more flamboyant types who are usually corrupt. Hillary Clinton manages to find the worst of both worlds. Not only is she corrupt, she is boring. In public she screeches like an owl to yawning crowds. Behind the scenes, she behaves in ways that motivate her Secret Service protectors to loath her like they have never loathed any other public person in the history of America and write books about why they hate her so much.
Legendary New York Times columnist William Safire had Hillary pegged decades ago when he described her as a “congenital” liar. This means she has been lying since birth. Let’s take a brief look at the avalanche of lies that actually define her life. The list is staggeringly long and getting longer every week. It will take two columns to cover them all. And we will barely scratch the surface.
Hillary gained the reputation for being a remorseless liar during of all things, the Watergate scandal many decades ago. It seems that her lack of integrity at the age of twenty-seven started to become the pattern for her entire career in the 1970’s. It seems that Clinton was fired from the staff of the House Judiciary committee investigating the Watergate scandal way back in 1974. Her supervisor, a lifelong Democrat named Jerry Zeifman, called her a liar. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer,” he said. “She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” Zeifman refused to give Clinton a letter of recommendation following her termination, making her one of only three employees he found unworthy during his 17-year career.
Then of course there are the little things. The kinds of lies you see chumps tell every day. Hillary claimed to be named after Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first men to climb Mt. Everest. A quick check of the dates regarding the explorer shows the man didn’t climb Everest until Hillary Clinton was 6 years old.
Recently, Clinton claimed to have been turned down by the Marines when she applied in 1975. Let the record show that she never applied and it would be absurd to assert that she did considering how much she hates the military. Hillary made the assertion anyway.
The Clinton’s Whitewater scandal involved a failed Arkansas real-estate venture. It involved the Clintons and was linked to the costly (to taxpayers) collapse of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, a Little Rock savings bank run by the Clinton’s Whitewater business partners. Clinton’s close friends James and Susan McDougal went to jail for fraud in the scam as did former Arkansas Governor Jim Tucker and municipal judges David Hale and Eugene Fitzhugh. The Clintons skated as usual, claiming they had nothing to do with Whitewater, while some of their former best friends went to jail. They benefitted enormously from the scam.
Here’s another whopper that shows how easily Hillary finds lying. She actually claimed she came under sniper fire in Bosnia in the 1990’s during her failed 2008 campaign. She said her group ran, “With our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Unfortunately for Mrs. Clinton it turned out that the event was videoed. The film showed it was a very calm scene with an eight year old girl reading her a poem on the tarmac. After the 2008 speech, Hillary was asked about her bogus statements, and she stood by them: “There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now that is what happened,” she insisted.
A week later, Hillary’s lies began to morph. She next said that she had been “told” there was a threat of sniper fire in the area. And then the following day, she declared: “So I made a mistake. That happens. It shows I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.” The lie was rebranded by her as “misspeaking” when she was confronted with the video. Or maybe she was thinking of another time when she was in mortal danger? She is a remorseless liar.
Here is one for all the little people. Hillary claimed that her and Bill, “Came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.” This is not just false, it is absurd. They had six figure speaking engagements and book deals lined up for as far as the eye could see. The lying is seemingly compulsive.
Hillary and Bill showed Barack Obama how to use the IRS like a private harassment force. The Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Concerned Women of America, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Review, American Spectator, and the National Center for Public Policy Research, to name but a few were all audited by the Clinton IRS as was Gennifer Flowers, and sexual assault accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick. A 1996 survey by the Washington Times which could not identify a single liberal public policy organization that had been audited during the entire Clinton administration. Hillary suggests this mere coincidence.
When the Clintons left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2001, their closest staffers vandalized and looted the White House. In fact, Hillary tried to ship White House furniture to the Clintons’ personal home in Chappaqua, New York. The Clintons tried to take more than $190,000 worth of gifts and furnishings from the presidential mansion. The General Accounting Office reported $14,000 worth of damage, theft, vandalism during the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush – included the theft of a presidential seal. According to the General Accounting Office, the destruction was intentional, including glue smeared on desks, broken furniture, offices full of trash, and graffiti in a men’s restroom stall that disparaged Bush. Hillary said she did not know about any of this.
Judicial Watch found that during their time in the White House, the Clintons didn’t just sell favors they auctioned them to the highest bidder in exchange for political campaign contributions. They sold seats on overseas trade missions, export licenses for high technology sales to communist China, commissionerships and judgeships, rides on Air Force One, overnight stays in the White House’s Lincoln Bedroom and even graves at Arlington Cemetery. Hillary says she is unaware of these auctions.
The Clintons didn’t just use the IRS for political purposes they also used the FBI in their scandal known as “Filegate.” In this scam their staffers illegally obtained FBI files on their adversaries. The files of Linda Tripp and Kathleen Willey were illegally accessed by Hillary’s staffers. Hillary of course, claimed she knew nothing about how the files were removed or who ordered them removed.
In Hillary’s Travelgate scandal, the entire staff of the White House travel office was fired to make way for Clinton cronies, including Bill’s 25-year-old cousin. After Hillary fired all seven employees Hillary used the FBI investigate the former head of the travel office, Billy Dale to make the firings seem justified. Dale was not only summarily fired without notice; he was removed from White House grounds and charged with embezzlement. Of course much later he was found not guilty of the crime. Dale was also later audited by the IRS just to rub a little salt in the wounds. Hillary claimed to have had nothing to do with this sordid affair either.
In part II on Hillary screws up everything she touches, we will explore more lies and corruption.