Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton jokingly referred to herself as ‘Madam President’ during a commencement speech in New York City Wednesday; claiming the Trump administration was launching an “assault on the rule of law.”
“It has been one of the most inspiring, heart-felt commencements that I’ve ever experienced. I’m thrilled to be a part of it today. Madam President? That has a nice ring to it. Thank you so much,” said Clinton.
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 29, 2019
Hillary Clinton’s email probe was thrust back into the national headlines weeks ago, when former Attorney General Loretta Lynch directly rebuked James Comey’s allegations she “instructed him” to refer to the investigation as a “matter.”
“So you do not believe you ever instructed him to call it a matter?” one lawmaker asked Lynch.
“I did not. I have never instructed a witness as to what to say specifically. Never have. Never will,” fired-back the former Attorney General.
Lynch’s comments directly refute Comey’s Congressional testimony.
QUESTION: And then you made a comment earlier about the Attorney General, previous AG [Lynch] asking you about the investigation on the Clinton emails, saying that you were asked not to call it an ‘Investigation’ anymore, but to call it a ‘Matter.’ And you said that confused you. Can you give us additional details on that?
COMEY: Well, it concerned me, because we were at the point where we refused to confirm the existence of an investigation –as we usually do– for months,. And it was getting to a place where that looked silly, because the campaigns were talking about interacting with the FBI in the course of our work.
The Clinton campaign at the time was using all kinds of euphemisms, ‘security review,’ ‘matter.’ Things like that.
For what was going on. We were getting to a place where the Attorney General and I were going to have to testify and talk publicly about it, and I wanted to know if she would authorize us to confirm we had an investigation. And she said yes, but don’t call it that, call it a ‘Matter.’ And I said why would I do that? And [Lynch] said just call it a ‘Matter.’
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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ANOTHER EXCUSE: Hillary Questions Legitimacy of 2016 Election, Says Race ‘Stolen’ From Her
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continued her worldwide excuses tour over the weekend; directly questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election and saying the race was “stolen” by Donald Trump.
The former Secretary of State was speaking alongside her husband Bill Clinton in Los Angeles when she made the stunning remarks.
“I think it’s also critical to understand that, as I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” said Clinton.
Clinton has routinely blamed her 2016 defeat to Donald Trump on a series of external factors; including the FBI, the DNC, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, the New York Times, Facebook, Google, racism, sexism, Fox News, and more.
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