Hillary Clinton [the U.S. Democrat] has been criticized by many as the worst serial liar in American politics, and the presidential aspirant is buying none of that. She has publicly defended herself against the “untold truth”.
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Though the FBI and courts have the last say on the issue, here’s what people are saying:
Ogzur Zeren [Author at ViaPopuli.com] wrote “Mrs. Clinton has done many things you are unaware of”.
1. Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that as the Governor’s wife she profited corruptly, her account being run by a lawyer for state poultry interests through a disreputable broker.
She lied for good reason: To admit otherwise would be to confess taking, and paying taxes on, what some think amounted to a $100,000 bribe.
2. The abuse of Presidential power known as Travelgate elicited another series of lies. She induced a White House lawyer to assert flatly to investigators that Mrs. Clinton did not order the firing of White House travel aides, who were then harassed by the F.B.I. and Justice Department to justify patronage replacement by Mrs. Clinton’s cronies.
Now we know, from a memo long concealed from investigators, that there would be “hell to pay” if the furious First Lady’s desires were scorned. The career of the lawyer who transmitted Hillary’s lie to authorities is now in jeopardy. Again, she lied with good reason: to avoid being identified as a vindictive political power player who used the F.B.I. to ruin the lives of people standing in the way of juicy patronage.
3. In the aftermath of the apparent suicide of her former partner and closest confidant, White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster, she ordered the overturn of an agreement to allow the Justice Department to examine the files in the dead man’s office. Her closest friends and aides, under oath, have been blatantly disremembering this likely obstruction of justice, and may have to pay for supporting Hillary’s lie with jail terms.
Again, the lying was not irrational. Investigators believe that damning records from the Rose Law Firm, wrongfully kept in Vincent Foster’s White House office, were spirited out in the dead of night and hidden from the law for two years — in Hillary’s closet, in Web Hubbell’s basement before his felony conviction, in the President’s secretary’s personal files — before some were forced out last week.
These are rather serious cases of lying. There are lighter ones – like the time in which she lied about coming under sniper fire in Bosnia:
How can you ‘mistake’ being shot at or not being shot at, is a spectacular mystery.
Then there is the time which she said she was named after Everest climber Edmund Hillary. Except he climbed Everest after she was born: Hillary vs. Hillary
She was fired from Watergate investigation for obstruction and lying, way back:
“Hillary’s lies and unethical behavior goes back farther — and goes much deeper — than anyone realizes,” Zeifman told Fox News in 2008. When asked why he fired Clinton, Zeifman responded, “Because she is a liar.”
In 2008, after Hillary campaigned in his home state of Connecticut, Zeifman wrote that he regretted “I had not reported her unethical practices to the appropriate bar associations . . . Nixon clearly had right to counsel, but Hillary . . . wrote a fraudulent legal brief and confiscated public documents to hide her deception.”
These, are the ones that are verifiable. For example you can’t verify whether she was telling the truth or not, when she claimed to have tried to join marines after graduating from law school, and was refused. Illogical beyond reasoning, since not only Marines, but any force would happily snatch a freshly graduated lawyer from a top law school at that time in 1970s.
Some, do not consider flip-flopping within days ‘lying’. But when such flip flopping is done to the order of many dozens of issues and positions in a duration of mere weeks, it means that the ‘change’ is a lie. Like how still courting massive corporate donors while claiming to not be affected by corporations.
Many, many more below:
Politicians lie. Politicians like Sanders, are exception to this rule. However, there is a limit to lying as a politician. If someone flip flops within days in regard to positions she held for a decade or more, it means that she is not honest, but merely, lying. Especially the ‘data’ she claims to have caused her to ‘evolve’, had been there for close to a decade.