Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows among Democratic insiders this week; speaking with students in New Hampshire months before voters head to the polls in her party’s brutal primary battle.
“If you are an American, the idea that our election is being trifled with, being impacted and may be determined by Putin and the Kremlin and his intelligence service and military and… all of their assorted allies and agents. That should give us heartburn because we cannot have a strong relationship with Russia for good or ill if we basically allow them to undermine the basic exercise of our democracy,” Clinton said.
“I think a lot of her ideals, especially around universal health care, is something that she started and something we are still talking about. So, I think a lot of her ideals are still really relevant and I think she has been a pioneer and I believe that her ideals are shaping the Democratic Party, even today,” added one graduate student.
A THIRD TIME? Top Clinton Aide Says Hillary May Run in 2020
A former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer raised eyebrows throughout the Democratic Party this week; suggesting the former Secretary of State may be mulling a potential rematch against President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
According to The Week, Philippe Reines -a senior aide dating back to 2002 and top advisor at the State Department- refused to rule out Hillary’s potential third run for the Oval Office; claiming no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people.”
“The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s ‘smarter’ and ‘tougher’ than most, and she ‘could raise money easier than most,’” adds the author.
“Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that. Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out ‘the occasional feeler,’” writes The Week.
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BAD ADVICE: Hillary Reportedly Met with Biden, Klobuchar on 2020 White House Bids
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held private meetings with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Amy Klobuchar in recent days; offering advice to both potential Democratic candidates heading into the 2020 election season.
“Hillary Clinton held meetings in early February with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about the 2020 presidential election, a source close to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee tells CNN,” reports CNN.
The meetings reportedly took place at the former Secretary of State’s home in the nation’s capital.
The secret discussions raise new questions over Hillary’s potential role in the upcoming Democratic primary process and the general election next November.
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