This is a five part writing on Hillary Clinton. I apologize for the length of it. I hope that you’ll find it a decent read despite the length.
Part One The Early Years
Hillary Diane Rodham was born October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the oldest of three children, the other two being boys, Anthony and Hugh. She was raised in a politically conservative home in Park Ridge, Illinois.
During the 1960 Presidential election, at the age of 13 she volunteered for the Nixon campaign, and apparently saw evidence of voter fraud with many registered voters having addresses that were nothing more than empty lots. In 1964 she volunteered for the Republican, Barry Goldwater campaign for President. She left for Wellesley College in 1965 where as a freshman she was the President of the Young Republicans. During the 1968 election she attended the Republican National Convention and didn’t like how the Nixon campaign treated Governor Rockefeller and left the Republican Party for good.
Hillary then moved on to Yale where she met and started dating Bill Clinton in 1971 and in 1972 she supported and worked for George McGovern for President and in 1974 she worked on the impeachment inquiry staff for the House Committee of the Judiciary investigating the Watergate scandal.
In 1975 she bought a house with Bill Clinton in Arkansas and they married in October 1975. She retained her name of Hillary Rodham despite the marriage. Bill was elected Attorney General in Arkansas and a year later, Hillary went to work with the Rose Law Firm becoming a full partner in 1979. Bill was elected Governor in 1978.
Having made more money than husband Bill each year, she invested $1,000 in cattle futures and ten months later had it grow to nearly $100,000. They also invested in Jim and Susan McDougal’s real estate investment firm of Whitewater.
Bill Clinton lost his reelection bid for Governor in 1980. In 1982, with her husband running for Governor of Arkansas again, she began using the name Hillary Clinton and then as first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
While Clinton was re-elected Governor of Arkansas, Hillary worked at the Rose Law Firm. During that time, an entity called the Arkansas Development Finance Authority was created. This was purported to be almost a benevolent organization to provide low interest loans for schools and churches among other things. It was to help out financially those of lesser means. The first five loans went to Clinton friends.
Webb Hubbell was a partner with the Rose Law firm. He drafted the law. He introduced and got it passed. The first loan went to a company called "Park on Meter" (POM). The audit and evaluation of applications was done by Webb Hubbell and the papers were signed by Webb Hubbell and Hillary Clinton of the Rose Law Firm. It’s $2.85 million loan was never repaid. The owner of POM was Seth Ward who is Webb Hubbells son-in-law.
While this is just a brief description of the years before the Clinton’s and especially Hillary arrived in Washington, there are some similarities that will show up on later years.
In 1992 Bill Clinton, former Governor of Arkansas decided to run for President.
Part 2 Presidential Campaign and Presidency
Bill Clinton decided to run for President. Before the first primary in New Hampshire, news broke of an extra-marital affair between Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers. He denied it. However, during and interview on 60 minutes, Hillary famously said, “I’m not sittin’ here as some little woman like Tammy Wynette, standing by my man.”
Bill Clinton said that the nation would be getting two for the price of one if he’s elected because Hillary would be actively involved. Once elected, she started using the name Hillary Rodham Clinton again.
Immediately in January her husband appointed her to head up the task force on Health Care Reform. She was touted as the smartest woman in the world. Meetings were held in secret rather than publicly as required. By July of 1994 the topic was so controversial that she wore a bullet proof vest on a bus tour. Despite the Democrats controlling the White House with Bill and Hillary (or Billary), and controlling both the Senate and the House, they could not get the support needed and the plan died.
In May of 1993, seven employees of the White House Travel staff were fired. The Director of the travel office, Billy Dale was indicted by a grand jury but was acquitted of the charges of embezzlement.
Hillary testified about the Travel office firings saying she wasn’t directly involved. However, in 1996 a memo was found that she was directly involved, in fact, ordered the firings. However, the Independent Council report investigating the myriad of Clinton scandals found that she made “factually false” statements, but there was not enough evidence that either of the Clintons had done anything illegal.
It was found that Clinton wanted the Travel office put under a travel agency in Arkansas partially owned by Bill Clinton’s 3rd cousin and managed by friends from Hollywood. Harry Thomason.
Over 900 FBI files were obtained by a former bar bouncer, Craig Livingson, hired by Hillary in the White House Counsels office. These were used first to discredit Linda Tripp as well as Kathleen Willey and others over Bill Clintons sexual misconduct. This investigation went on long after the Clintons left the White House and ended in 2010.
Audits were done on Conservative groups and individual. The groups included the Heritage foundation, National Rifle Association, Citizens for Honest Government, Concerned Women of America among others. Individuals include Clintons sexual friends, Gennifer Flowers, Liz Ward Gracen, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Billy Dale (former Director of the Travel Office), and others. Not one liberal group had been audited during the Clinton Presidency.
Hillary had invested $1,000 in cattle futures and turned a profit of nearly $100,000 in ten months time. Special treatment or insider trading was suspected.
Money was funneled to the Campaign of Clinton from China, as well as his legal defense fund, which was to be used to secure sensitive technology for the Chinese. The Lippo Group, Charlie Trie, John Huang, Johnny Chung and more were involved in what could have amounted to an impeachment of Clinton for treason. Instead, attention was turned to a young intern.
Monica Lewinsky was an intern in the White House. She was 22 years old at the time, not much older than first daughter Chelsea. Due to President Clinton’s activities with this young girl, America learned about humans being used as humidors for cigars. We also learned the definition of “is”. We also heard that oral sex is not sex at first. We watched as the President of the United States told American’s on national television that he did not have a sexual relationship with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. We also heard for the first time from Hillary Clinton that there was a vast right wing conspiracy.
Clinton was impeached, only the second President in history to be impeached. The Senate failed to find him guilty of neither obstruction of justice nor perjury. The difference between acquittal and removal from office was all Democrats. Nobody wanted to talk about the “salacious” activities in the Senate. It was okay for the President to engage in these activities, cover them up and lie about them, but it was considered beneath the dignity of the Senate to discuss them even in the context of a trial.
Scandal after scandal
Hud Secretary Henry Cisneros, Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, Labor Secretary, Alexis Herman, Assoc. Atty. Gen. Webb Hubbell, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, Jim McDougal, Susan McDougal, Bernard Nussbaum, Patsy Thomason, Jean Hanson, William Kennedy, Herby Bransum & Robin Hill, Harold Ickes, Lloyed Cutler, Zoe Baird, Kimba Wood, Sandy Berger,Terry McAuliffe (now Gov. of Virginia). All involved in scandals, nearly all charged with fraud, lying to Congress, and or tax illegalities.
Part 3 Post Presidency/Senate/Secretary of State
In 1998, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York decided not to run for another term. Hillary Clinton decided to run. However, she was not a resident of New York and had never lived in New York. So she and her husband bought a house in Chappaqua, New York while she was still the First Lady and Clinton was still President. In the 2000 election, she won the seat.
She took office in January 2001 just a couple of weeks prior to Clintons presidency coming to an end. As we all know, just over 7 months later, we were attacked on September 11, 2001. She supported President Bush’s attack on Afghanistan in response to the 2001 attack.
Hillary also voted for the October 2002 resolution on the Iraq War. In 2005 she supported President Bush’s stance about not bringing the soldiers home from Iraq on a date certain. In 2007 she voiced opposition to the surge of additional soldiers to Iraq. Despite the success, she voted later for a war spending bill that required Bush to bring the troops home by a date certain.
Hillary decided to run in the Presidential election of 2008. However it fell apart on her with repeating the lie about she’d landed in Bosnia under heavy fire where they had to run to the car from the airplane while video’s showed he smiling, walking, and greeting people waiting for her and daughter Chelsea on the tarmac.
In December of 2008, she was nominated to be the Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Shortly after was the famous “reset” with the Russians where she presented them with a plastic button that could be pushed.
Following the close of the Clinton Presidency, they set up the Clinton Foundation. The former President received speaking fees and they took contributions from around the world, claiming it was for humanitarian purposes.
Libya and Benghazi
As Secretary of State, she led the push to remove Mohammar Ghadaffi as the leader of Libya. She claimed that not one American life was lost doing this. However, on September 11, 2012, just weeks prior to the election, terrorists attacked the American installation in Benghazi. Three soldiers and our ambassador were killed in the attack.
She E-mailed her daughter and told her it was a terrorist attack the night it was happening, but she told the families and the American people it was due to a video and not due to terrorism.
Late in her term as Secretary of State, she had a series of falls. Breaking an arm at one point and getting a concussion from another fall.
In March of 2015 the committee investigating Benghazi, chaired by Trey Gowdy, Republican from South Carolina, discovered that Hillary had her own personal E-mail and her own personal server. The committee put out a subpoena to have the server protected from destruction so that they could get to the E-mails.
Hillary decided that her team of lawyers would review all of the E-mails and decide which was personal and which was government mails and turned over what they considered the government mail and deleted what they decided was personal E-mail.
She claimed that there were no confidential, top secret E-mail ever sent to her on her personal E-mail. She claimed she did it that way because she didn’t want to carry more than one device to access her mail. She also claimed it was legal and that all previous Secretaries of State had done the same thing.
This has all been found to be not true and even discovered that 13 devices have been lost and/or replaced and some were actually destroyed with a hammer.
Part 4 Years of Corruption
This has been by no means a complete record of Hillary Clinton. It does show, however, how events and activities tie together as the years go by.
٠In 1964, Fact Magazine published a story after polling psychiatrists on whether Barry Goldwater was fit to be President. It is unethical for a psychiatrist to comment on someone’s mental state without at least examining them. Recently, the same thing was done regarding Donald Trump. What Hillary behind this? Well, remember, in 1964, Hillary volunteered for Barry Goldwater for President.
٠In 1960, Hillary canvassed at the age of 13 for Nixon for President against John F. Kennedy and discovered evidence of voter fraud in Chicago. If you will remember, that election was especially close and it’s widely thought that Kennedy lost the election due to shenanigans in Illinois, Chicago in particular. Nixon decided not to pursue it thinking it would not be good for the country to have that battle. Hillary had gone to Chicago and found that homes of registered voters were actually empty lots. It was a good piece of evidence and remarkable that a 13 year old would find it. Having snuck off to find this out, she suffered the wrath of her father for going into such a dangerous area of Chicago on her own.
Now, there are rampant stories of voter fraud over the past few elections including the upcoming one.
٠In 1971, Hillary worked for McGovern for President. He was beaten in a landslide and later it came out about the Watergate break in, and then illegal campaign contributions. By 1974, Hillary had moved on to work for the impeachment inquiry committee. This led to Nixon’s resignation before he could be impeached because Nixon didn’t have any Republican support.
Later, with her husband as President, impeachment is about to happen again, but the Clintons had the support of most Democrats, so while Bill Clinton was impeached, he was acquitted in the Senate and was not removed from office.
٠In Arkansas, Hillary was involved, whether directly or indirectly, with the creation of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Money was raised under the guise of philanthropic activity, and did do some, but was considered also a money laundering entity and involved with the Clintons as part of their “machine.”
While President, funds were raised by “renting” the Lincoln Bedroom for access to the President. Funds were raised from Chinese donors and several of those were imprisoned.
Following the Clinton Presidency, the Clinton Foundation was started, again as a philanthropic organization but also used to raise money from countries (China, Iran) for the possible purpose of helping fund the Hillary campaign and there was co-mingling of information between the foundation and the state department while Hillary was Secretary of State.
٠When the Gennifer Flowers controversy began, in an interview Hillary invoked the Stand by man song by Tammy Wynette saying she wasn’t going to do that. Yet, with all of the liaisons that Bill Clinton had, Hillary did stand by her man. If you believe Juanita Broaddrick, Hillary came right to her to thank her for keeping silent just prior to Bill Clinton announcing he was running for President. Hillary was the overseer to the Bimbo Eruptions group in the campaign. So it’s fairly obvious that she did “stand by her man”.
٠Numerous scandals were listed in Part 2 above of the Clinton presidency, but not much detail was given. The scandals are not the focus of this, it’s how they are handled. Hillary was directly involved in the Travelgate and Filegate scandals and was found to have not stated the truth but also found not to have lied intentionally with the idea of covering up anything.
In her own scandal with the E-mails, the FBI decided she wasn’t truthful but it didn’t rise to the level of obstruction because while she didn’t tell the truth on some matters, she didn’t lie to cover up things.
In the 90’s it was reported that Hillary Clinton was the smartest woman in the world. By the late 90’s William Safire, a journalist, said that Hillary was a “congenital liar”. Would the smartest woman in the world actually not realize she was telling a lie when she said something? Such as landing in Bosnia under “fire” when video’s show it to be untrue? As mentioned before, government E-mails are not the property of the person ,but they are the property of the government. Hillary Clinton should know this very well from past experience.
Sandy Berger was Assistant to the President for National Security. This is a man that should know what’s confidential and not. He should know what can be taken home from the White House and what can’t. Berger was found guilty of removing classified documents from the National Archives. He stuffed documents in his socks and his pants to get them out of the building and then lied to investigators about it. He was found guilty of a misdemeanor.
Hillary should know just from that that government business is not to be removed and kept out in public. Rather it’s to be protected. In addition, as the Secretary of State, she was one of the few that would determine if things were classified, confidential, top secret or special access. To say she didn’t lie about her intent stretches credibility.
Part 5 Opinion
In 1992 when Bill Clinton was running for President, he said with him and Hillary, America actually gets two Presidents for the price of one. If that’s true, then she is just as responsible for the scandals that took place under her husband’s administration as he is. Wouldn’t that also mean that if Hillary is elected, that we’ll once again get two Presidents for the price of one? Can the country really stand another four or eight years of scandal on top of scandal?
Imagine for a moment that Hillary is elected President in November. Do you really want Bill Clinton running around the White House with nothing to do but chase interns around? Do we really want the repeated scandals of the 90’s all over again? Do we really want another 87 government officials sent off to prison, such as Webb Hubbell was? Or those breaking the laws such as Mike Espy, Henry Cisneros, Ron Brown and Sandy Berger were?
Two books have been written with many of the same topics. Gary Aldrich wrote a book called “Unlimited Access” . He was an FBI agent in the White House during the 90’s. He told of violence from Hillary towards Bill Clinton. Ash trays being thrown. Bill Clinton being given a black eye by Hillary. Recently, Gary Byrne wrote a book called “Crisis of Character”. Byrne is a former Secret Service agent during the Clinton years. This book just came out this year.
He tells of bibles being thrown at the back of the head of secret service agents and a vase being smashed and Bill Clinton having a black eye. Of agents seeing her coming and ducking into another room to avoid interacting with her.
There are other stories recounting how Hillary will be nice and friendly and praising of the Secret Service and military contingent in public, but in private could go into an obscenity laden rant without notice and would even do the same with her husband.
Notice that everything in this piece has nothing to do with the issues. There’s no discussion of how to get the economy moving, or how to fix the health care debacle, nor even about the fight against terrorism. Everything is about the character and demeanor of Hillary Clinton, or lack thereof. Not a lot of detail has been gone into. There is just too much that would have to be written if all of the details were written here.
Hillary recently said that with the scandals there’s a lot of smoke but no fire. This country is being choked off by all of the smoke. Is it possible to have smoke without a fire being lit somewhere? Shouldn't we be questioning what all of her smoke is doing to the environment?
Hillary testified in the 90’s regarding Whitewater, filegate, travelgate and likely other things and she said “I don’t recall” over 50 times. Recently, she was questioned by the FBI regarding her E-mails, and again said many times, “I don’t recall”. This time she blamed her lack of memory on her concussion from several years ago. Do we really want someone as President who [convenientlyl] can’t recall things she has or hasn’t done, or how they came about? Perhaps she should be examined by a doctor for certain diseases that affect memory.
In this country, we lend power to our government to act in our best interests as a country. Power is not given, it’s lent to the government. We then choose the people that we want to lend this power to and expect them to act in the country’s best interest and not for their own self aggrandizement.
Hillary Clinton is corrupt. She likely should have been convicted of several things in the past and we can argue about whether or not she should be in jail for those activities. One thing we shouldn’t do is take someone that is this corrupt and put her in charge of leading this country and really the leader of the free world.
She should not have access to this country’s secrets if we want them to remain secrets. She should not be permitted to set policy for this country and have her agenda be where this country is headed for the next four years. She cannot be trusted to do anything but the wrong thing.
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