Stench of Clinton Corruption

Hillary Clinton by Voice of America

“The stench of Clinton corruption is back.” That is the assessment of The Federalist senior editor David Harsanyi. His assessment is a response to FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton.

Although stench isn’t how Democrats would label anything pertaining to Clinton, plenty of Americans do not consider her honest, as The Washington Post reveals:

Public polls show that many voters do not trust Clinton and that the email controversy already has harmed her political standing. Polls consistently show that roughly two-thirds of Americans do not consider Clinton “honest and trustworthy” – typically her lowest rating in a series of attribute questions.

A 06/16/16 Morning Consult report states, “Hillary Clinton is perhaps the least popular Democratic presidential candidate of all time. And according to a new Morning Consult report, voters’ dislike can be boiled down to one word: trust. According to the study, almost half (47 percent) of voters who have an unfavorable view of Clinton don’t think she is trustworthy and almost four in 10 voters (39 percent) say she is corrupt.”

The Atlantic associate editor Clare Foran has her own assessment of Clinton’s situation:

If nothing else, the FBI findings read like a rebuke that Clinton should have known better. For that reason, the investigation could undermine Clinton’s case that her judgment makes her better suited to be president. Comey explicitly said that though there was not “clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.” The accusation of carelessness may undercut Clinton’s case that she, unlike Trump, is an experienced and steady hand, capable of keeping the nation safe. The charge also threatens to feed suspicions harbored by her opponents that the Democratic candidate doesn’t think the rules apply to her. That, in turn, could further erode public confidence in Clinton.

In the 07/05/16 edition of her TV show, Megyn Kelly demonstrates that public statements made by Clinton about her e-mail contradict the findings of the FBI.

When Kelly asked Brit Hume for his analysis of the FBI Director’s public statement, Hume replied that “Comey’s statement just blew up this tissue of lies that has been told by Secretary Clinton throughout this case.”

Hillary Clinton may have escaped federal prosecution, but, as Mel Brooks’ King Richard would say, Clinton has surrounded her given name with a foul stench.

From this day forth all the toilets in this nation should be know as Hillarys.

[This post originally published @ The Moderate Voice.]

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  • jim_m
  • Hank_M

    She really is a piece of work – a despicable self-absorbed greed head from her earliest days.
    Her tenure as senator as vapid as that of Elizabeth Warren, As SoS, her record is one of complete incompetence. But Barry says she’s the most qualified ever to be the next president.
    Considering Barry’s background, I suppose that makes sense.

    The real stench however, is how many democrats will still happily support her.
    Obviously character doesn’t matter, nor does integrity, honesty, or even intelligence.
    Must be the plumbing, What other reason could there be?

    • jim_m

      First female president, once elected the first out of the closet gay president. Otherwise, the corruption is viewed as an opportunity by the left and therefore the more corrupt the more they like her.

  • Retired military

    I am sure that you will still vote for her. After all she will want to ban AR-15s, and high capacity magazines and most important of all she isnt Trump.

  • pennywit

    Hillary is the least popular Democratic nominee in some time … but Donald Trump is the least popular Republican nominee in some time.

    • Commander_Chico

      Difference is Trump is bringing in new voters, Hillary will have to rely on Democratic base turnout.

    • Retired military

      Well lets see.
      The last 2 presidential nominees were nothing but RINOs so yeah I can see how they would be popular with democrats as if the RINO had won the presidency the dems would have still won the battle and got everything they wanted.

      • pennywit

        I’m not looking at RINOness. According to RCP’s average of polls, the favorability ratings are pretty grim for both Clinton and Trump.

        • Retired military

          I was looking at your statement “is the least popular Republican nominee in some time.”
          Since Romney and McCain were both RINOs their popularity among conservatives were between zip and nada. Bush was somewhat popular among conservatives in his first term but sucked wind with his immigration stance and Miers as SCOTUS pick. That pretty much covers about the past 16 years which in most people’s vernacular would cover the phrase “in some time”

          • pennywit

            Fair enough. I just looked back at 2012 and 2008 on RCP. During their elections, both McCain and Romney had much higher favorability ratings — both in terms of net favorability and in terms of absolute favorability — than Trump does.

            It’s a similar story for Hillary Clinton.

          • Retired military

            And that got McCain and Romney what?
            Sorry I dont buy into polls as they tend to show exactly what the person paying for poll to be conducted wants (within reason that is)..

  • Commander_Chico

    I was surprised, I thought Comey would charge her. Glenn Greenwald has been savage on this – different spanks for different ranks.

    • Retired military

      The cover up was seen months ago. No way she would be charged with anything.
      She has too much garbage on too many people. Plus the republican elites want someone they think can beat Trump so they can continue business as usual.

  • Paul Hooson

    This practice of using Emails where classified materials may exist has unfortunately gone on in both Democratic and Republican administrations. Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell also used his Email account for information that was later considered to be classified, but not illegal to use on a private Email account at the time. President Bush and Vice President Cheney deleted 20 million Emails on a Republican Party server account that was considered to be illegal in 2007. Some higher ranking military officers have sometimes used Email accounts for classified information. None of this is a good practice, and careless where it could endanger national security if hacked.

    Trump doesn’t have clean hands compared to Clinton either. In late November he goes on trial in the racketeering lawsuit against his former Trump University. He’s been the defendant in 3500 lawsuits filed against him. His German immigrant grandfather made his fortune in the prostitution business, and Trump has made his money largely in the gambling industry with many dealings with organized crime over the years.

    I dislike both Clinton and Trump, but let’s be honest both are dirty characters here.

    • jim_m

      Idiot. It was Colin Powell’s activities that lead to the change in the law that made what Hillary did illegal.

      • Paul Hooson

        That’s what I said Jim. Colin Powell’s practice was not illegal at the time. What’s your view on 20 million Emails issue with Bush and Cheney on the Republican owned server in 2007?

        • jim_m

          These were on a separate server and limited government work was conducted on those accounts. None should have been, but the point is that the vast majority of their email was conducted on the government account. Hillary set this up to avoid accountability and public scrutiny. She did it with the purpose of evading the law and thanks to the communist in chief, who runs our country like he would run Cuba, she has gotten away with it.

          Anyone who remembers how things were done behind the iron curtain knows that what just happened here in the US is exactly like how the communists ran their governments. One set of rules for them and another for the oppressed public.

          • Paul Hooson

            I agree with the gist of your argument here that there’s one set of rules for those in charge and another for the rest of us. The classic 1956 work, THE POWER ELITE, by C. Wright Mills and G. William Domhoff’s, WHO RULES AMERICA?, both were sociological accounts of the influence and powers of the national ruling class.

  • JayWills

    Actually, I’d hate to stop calling my toilets “Carters” (in gratitude for his low-flush technology). Perhaps septic tanks should be called Hillary!s henceforth as they seem to perform much the same function.

  • WHO’S THE BUSTER

    The hearing today indicates that after a review of over 30,000 emails, 3 were deemed classified and those three lacked the markings that are appropriate for such documents.

    I would have thought we were looking at something much larger.

    It will be curious to see how the various news networks cover the hearings.

    As far as hearings go, this was quite entertaining. I have to give everyone credit for their ability to maintain some sense of decorum when deep down, everyone, including Comey, looked like what they really wanted to do was scream at the top of their lungs.

    • Scalia

      Quite interesting.

    • jim_m

      1 – People have gone to prison for just one such communication

      2 – Hillary had the servers wiped in such a way as to demonstrate forethought, that this was a deliberate action

      3 – Hillary lied on multiple occasions to the FBI in responses to their inquiries. Those are all prosecutable offenses.

      4 – Comey said that he did not interview her, that the interview was not recorded, that the agents who supposedly did interview her were not debriefed by Comey. This represents clear evidence that Comey entered into this investigation with the decision already made.