When it became clear that Donald Trump was a less-than-ideal candidate for president, many Republicans came out in favor of a #NeverTrump movement.
There’s also a #NeverHillary movement. Have you read about it in the media? How many Democrats do you know who have joined it? I’m guessing that, if you’re being more honest than Hillary, your answers are “no” and “none.”
How much influence peddling, pay-for-play politics, nepotism, lying and corruption will it take for Democrats—and for all Americans—to say, “Never Hillary?”
Apparently, quite a lot. We could devote volumes to this topic, but here’s a quick and incomplete summary of the scandalous life of Hillary Clinton. There have been too many conflicts of interest and shady decisions to include in a single post, but hopefully there is enough material here for you to make an informed decision on Election Day.
We’ve previously written about the Democratic Party platform, which would be a disaster for our economy, but the lack of ethics shown by Hillary Clinton is even more troubling.
The Convicts List
First, it should be noted that a vote for Hillary is a vote for “Clintonworld,” the Friends-of-Hill group of her closest advisors who have almost all been investigated, indicted or imprisoned.
The Clinton Convicts List. The “Clinton Convicts List” includes 40 Clinton-related friends, colleagues, associates, and related business entities, who have been convicted of crimes. It was last updated in 1998. It’s been tough to keep up since then.
Currently, at least five of the Clintons’ closest associates are being investigated by the FBI. Others from “Clintonworld” have already been convicted. Those being investigated by the FBI include Huma Abedin, vice chair of the Clinton campaign; Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, who chaired the Democratic National Committee; Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, who ran the Clinton Foundation; brother Tony Podesta, who is the focus of a probe about foreign influence and corruption, and long-time Clinton lawyer Cheryl Mills.
The Clinton Body Count. It smacks of conspiracy theory, but should give pause to anyone who remembers Vince Foster, who was serving as deputy White House counsel when he allegedly committed suicide. Lead investigator Miguel Rodriguez resigned because of evidence that was being overlooked indicating that Foster either did not commit suicide or did not do so where his body was found.
He is not the only person who has died a mysterious death at a time when he may have hurt the Clintons. In fact, at least 33 Clinton “friends” have died in plane or car crashes, suicides and freak accidents.
The latest, Attorney Shawn Lucas, was found dead in his bathroom less than a month after he sued the Democratic National Committee claiming that then-chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged the primaries for Hillary. Wasserman Schultz resigned when Wikileaks showed that the primaries were, indeed, rigged.
Coincidentally, of course, other DNC members who died weeks before Lucas include Joe Montano, who had a heart attack, and Seth Rich, who was gunned down. Ironically, Victor Thorn, who wrote a book about the Clinton body count, was found dead of a gunshot wound on Aug. 1. It was ruled a suicide.
The mysterious deaths go back to 1977, when Bill Clinton’s rumored girlfriend Susan Coleman, who was pregnant at the time, died of a gunshot wound to the back of her head. It was ruled a suicide.
The Scandalous Life of HRC
Chronologically, here are other examples from Hillary’s lifetime of scandal.
Saul Alinsky ties. Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” was based on the way the Chicago mob did business. Hillary, like President Obama was a disciple of Alinsky. She even wrote her college thesis about him.
Watergate. Reports to the contrary, Jerry Zeifman, chief counsel of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate inquiry, did not fire Hillary—but only because he didn’t have the power to fire her. He’s quoted as saying, “She was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” Sound familiar?
The impeachment of President Nixon was a big stain on our country’s history, but Nixon was a Boy Scout compared with Hillary Clinton.
Commodities trading. In 1978 and 1979, over a period of 10 months, her initial $1,000 investment in cattle futures generated nearly $100,000. She had help … but it sounds more than a tad suspicious. I’ve worked in financial services my entire life and don’t know anyone who has been able to generate profits of that magnitude in such a brief period.
Rose law firm. Remember the missing billing records that mysteriously reappeared?
Travelgate. Soon after Bill Clinton became president, Hillary allegedly arranged for the firing of seven employees in the White House travel office, so that she could replace them with Clinton associates.
Lincoln bedroom. It was McAuliffe who came up with the idea of renting out the Lincoln bedroom in the White House to special guests, but Bill Clinton endorsed the idea. Many people used the accommodations and, according to the The New York Times, “Trying to lance suspicions, the White House released a list of 938 overnight guests. Among them, they had contributed $10,176,840, an average of $10,849, although many gave nothing.”
Whitewater. The Clintons invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation while Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas. Friends James B. and Susan McDougal, who soon after started Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, were also involved in the investment. Soon after, Federal regulators began questioning the financial stability and lending practices of Madison Guaranty, “criticizing Madison’s speculative land deals, insider-lending and hefty commissions paid to the McDougals and others,” according to The Washington Post.
When the bank failed, The Federal Resolution Trust Corp. investigated and sent a referral to the Justice Department that names the Clintons as “potential beneficiaries” of illegal activities at Madison. The federal government spent $60 million of taxpayer money bailing out Madison.
Whitewater resulted in the convictions of the McDougals and Jim Guy Tucker, Bill Clinton’s successor as governor, but, of course, no convictions for the Clintons. Before leaving office, President Clinton pardoned Susan McDougal.
Filegate/sex scandals. The Clintons illegally obtained more than 900 FBI files on their perceived adversaries, most of whom served in previous Republican administrations. A Judicial Watch report said “In an effort to discredit the women who charged President Clinton with sexual misconduct, personal files and papers were illegally obtained and released. The courts found, under the Privacy Act, that the privacy of Linda Tripp and Kathleen Willey had been violated.”
Judicial Watch added that Hillary had been linked “directly to the center” of the controversy.
You likely know about the scandals involving Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, et al. Hillary stood by her husband through it all. Why? Who would tolerate it?
IRS Audits. Conservative groups that criticized President Clinton were frequently audited, including the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Concerned Women of America, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Review, American Spectator (which was burglarized three times), the National Center for Public Policy Research, the American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, David Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture and the Western Journalism Center.
Like the IRS targeting of conservative groups filing for non-profit status during the Obama administration, the IRS audit issue was never resolved.
Pardongate. A third of President Clinton’s pardons came on his last day in office. Among those pardoned was Marc Rich, who owed $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts of tax fraud. His ex-wife, Denise Rich, made substantial donations to the Clinton Library and to Hillary’s U.S. Senate campaign.
White House theft. When President Clinton finished his second term, the Clintons left the White House with an estimated $200,000 worth of furniture, china and artwork. Whether some of the merchandise included personal gifts is a gray area, but when it comes to shameless, this is right up there with the Clinton tax deductions for used underwear.
Secretary of State. You would have to be delusional to believe that Hillary Clinton‘s tenure as secretary of State was nothing more than a vast pay-to-play operation.
Haiti “Relief.” When an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, killing 220,000 people, Bill Clinton was appointed co-chairman of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission. The Clinton Foundation raised billions, but it’s questionable how much of the money was used to help impoverished Haitians, compared with how much was used to help the Clintons and their cronies.
“For example, the Clinton Foundation selected Clayton Homes, a construction company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, to build temporary shelters in Haiti. Buffett is an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative who has donated generously to the Clintons as well as the Clinton Foundation. The contract was supposed to be given through the normal United Nations bidding process, with the deal going to the lowest bidder who met the project’s standards. UN officials said, however, that the contract was never competitively bid for. Clayton offered to build “hurricane-proof trailers” but what they actually delivered turned out to be a disaster. The trailers were structurally unsafe, with high levels of formaldehyde and insulation coming out of the walls. There were problems with mold and fumes. The stifling heat inside made Haitians sick and many of them abandoned the trailers because they were ill-constructed and unusable. The Clintons also funneled $10 million in federal loans to a firm called InnoVida, headed by Clinton donor Claudio Osorio. Osorio had loaded its board with Clinton cronies, including longtime Clinton ally General Wesley Clark; Hillary’s 2008 finance director Jonathan Mantz; and Democratic fundraiser Chris Korge who has helped raise millions for the Clintons.”
After the destruction to Haiti caused recently by Hurricane Matthew, Bill Clinton urged his six million-plus Twitter followers to again assist in relief efforts through the Clinton Foundation.
The Democratic Party is allegedly the party that helps the poor, yet the Clintons and their friends help only themselves.
Benghazi. Gregory Hicks, who recently retired as deputy chief of mission for Libya, was the last person in Tripoli to speak with Ambassador Chris Stevens before he was murdered. Here’s what he has to say about the secretary of state:
“The Benghazi Committee’s report graphically illustrates the magnitude of her failure. It states that during August 2012, the State Department reduced the number of U.S. security personnel assigned to the Embassy in Tripoli from 34 (1.5 security officers per diplomat) to 6 (1 security officer per 4.5 diplomats), despite a rapidly deteriorating security situation in both Tripoli and Benghazi. Thus, according to the Report, ‘there were no surplus security agents’ to travel to Benghazi with Amb. Stevens ‘without leaving the Embassy in Tripoli at severe risk.’
“Had Ambassador Stevens’ July 2012 request for 13 additional American security personnel (either military or State Department) been approved rather than rejected by Clinton appointee Under Secretary of State for Management Pat Kennedy, they would have traveled to Benghazi with the ambassador, and the Sept. 11 attack might have been thwarted.”
And you may recall that Clinton and her staff blamed the four murders in Benghazi on a video.
Clinton Foundation. According to The Hill, “More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money—either personally or through companies or groups—to the Clinton Foundation.”
Judicial Watch recently released 725 pages of new emails revealing that Abedin “provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the Secretary of State. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.”
Abedin’s emails come because of an investigation of her former spouse and former Congressman Anthony Weiner as a result of an investigation into his sexting relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Emailgate. You likely know plenty about this one, which provided foreign governments with access to hundreds of classified documents. Among other things, Ms. Clinton claimed not to know that the “C” on a document meant “classified,” in spite of all of her years in public office. Right. Of course other people had their own private servers. Even President Obama went along with this scam, using an alias to email her on her private server.
During an initial investigation that failed to follow protocol, FBI Director James Comey granted immunity to Clintonworld honchos like Cheryl Mills and allowed them to destroy their laptops and other electronic devices.
And then there are the 33,000 emails that Hillary deleted that we haven’t seen yet. Why would anyone destroy electronic devices and delete thousands of emails if they didn’t contain incriminating information?
During the Watergate investigation, President Nixon’s tapes had an 18½ minute gap, which was a major factor in his impeachment. Compare that with Hillary’s 33,000 missing emails.
We know plenty about the Clintons, but it’s what we don’t know that worries me most.