Accuracy in Media

Hillary Clinton is still considered by many people to be a fundamentally dishonest candidate. A recent NBC poll shows that only 11 percent of surveyed voters believe she is “honest and trustworthy.” However, contrary to the mainstream media’s attempt to save her reputation, and her campaign’s complaints about a double standard, Mrs. Clinton has done most of the damage to her reputation herself through her penchant for lying.

This week adds more Clinton lies to the many that have already been exposed. As Accuracy in Media chairman Don Irvine notes, former Secretary of State Colin Powell has taken exception to the Clinton campaign’s decision to “pin” responsibility for Mrs. Clinton’s private email server on him. According to The New York Times, the notes turned over to Congress last week by the FBI about their interview with Mrs. Clinton early last month, said that Mrs. Clinton apparently told the FBI, as she has stated publicly, that Powell had suggested that she use a personal email account.

Powell said, “The truth is, she was using [the private email server] for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did,” reports the Washington Examiner. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough detailed a number of differences between Powell’s and Clinton’s email use, including that Powell didn’t use a private email server and did use a State Department office desktop for classified communications.

Now that it’s clear that Mrs. Clinton lied to the FBI, shouldn’t FBI Director James Comey want to reopen the investigation?

The 302s, or FBI summaries, of Mrs. Clinton’s interview with that agency are heavily redacted, according to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). He said on Fox News’ Outnumbered on August 22 that he was surprised that the FBI redacted what they did, and was concerned that there wasn’t more detail in the summary.

Records of the FBI interview could contain evidence of contradictions between Mrs. Clinton’s congressional testimony and her statements to the FBI. Yet Chaffetz, asking for a second classified copy, received two different sets of notes from the Bureau, but said they were inconsistent with each other.

Apparent contradictions between the FBI findings and Mrs. Clinton’s assertions extend beyond blaming Powell for her unsecured server. They also include her claims that she sent nothing that was classified at the time through that server, and that her staff “went through every single email” when deciding to delete personal emails.

“Clinton deleted more emails than she turned over,” reports Chris Cillizza for The Washington Post. “Her team never actually read all of the emails, skimming subject lines instead…The essence of Clinton’s argument regarding this email-sorting process was: Trust me.”

But Hillary Clinton has demonstrated time and again that she can’t be trusted. The Post is reporting that the FBI found approximately 15,000 previously undisclosed emails and documents, and “a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.”

However, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D) asserts that the concern over Hillary Clinton’s emails is a “partisan witch hunt,” and he falsely claimed on Fox News Sunday that “Three former secretaries of state used private e-mail servers.” In reality, Mrs. Clinton is the only secretary of state to have established a private, homebrew server. That is what she used for all of her government business.

EmailGate continues to be an enduring scandal that calls Mrs. Clinton’s integrity and judgment into question. The real scandal, as we’ve pointed out before, is not about what device she used for her emails. It is a national security scandal. Hillary regularly sent and received classified information, including Top Secret information, on an unsecured server, putting our nation’s security at risk, as well as potentially exposing sources and methods used by U.S. intelligence to our enemies.

Also enduring is the scandal of the apparent quid pro quo arrangements made between Clinton and her staff and Clinton Foundation donors while she was serving as secretary of state.

The Clintons are trying to control the damage from allegations of pay-for-play. Former President Bill Clinton recently announced that this September marks the last Clinton Global Initiative annual conference, and that if Mrs. Clinton wins the presidency the Clinton Foundation will only accept money from U.S. citizens and charities. The Washington Post reports that these restrictions would not apply to the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

“But my point is that there is all this scrutiny because Hillary Clinton has been transparent,” argued Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook on CNN. “…So, as I said, the foundation is taking unprecedented steps here.”

If the Clintons wanted to be transparent, they would stop the Clinton Foundation from taking foreign donations immediately. Instead, this arrangement serves as a blatant call for foreign governments and corporations to buy access and favors now by paying off the Clintons before the election takes place. After all, each donation is an investment in a possible Clinton presidency.

Some of the press agree. The Boston Globe published an editorial suggesting that the Clinton Foundation should stop receiving any donations now, and should close its doors if Hillary becomes president. Similarly, Slate’s Josh Voorhees has issued cutting words criticizing the Clintons’ current plan: “While the Clintons are now promising to build that firewall for themselves if they win the White House, this announcement does nothing to prevent foreign entities from splashing the foundation pot during the final months of the general election,” he writes. “The Clintons’ cozy relationship with their foundation’s global patrons was a problem when Hillary was secretary of state and it is a problem now that she’s running for president.”

But fear not for the Clinton Foundation. According to the results of a Washington Post investigation reported in June of last year, the foundation had already raised $2 billion since Bill left office in 2001, and the Clintons have personally collected a combined average of $10 million a year for the last 15 years in speaker fees. According to an investigation by The Federalist website, only about 10 percent of the foundation’s money went to charitable grants in 2013.

Hillary’s ethical problem is that she can’t stop lying about things that might make her appear to be a weak or dishonest candidate, one compromised by money in politics. The purpose of the lying is to keep her from being indicted, and convince voters that she can make it to the White House, where she figures she could make this all go away. While the mainstream media continue to pull out all the stops to ensure the viability of her presidential candidacy, the Clinton Foundation quid pro quo has proven to be too bitter a pill to swallow.




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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Of ALL of the presidential candidates this year, dating back a year, Politifact determined that Hilary Clinton is actually the MOST trustworthy and honest of all of them. More honest than Sanders. More honest than the uber-Christian Ted Cruz. WAY more honest than Trump (then again, most toddlers are more honest than Trump).

    Yet, you’re correct when you point out that a large percentage of the PUBLIC believes she’s dishonest. So the real question is why they believe that. Well, it’s actually quite simple. The right wing noise machine has been LYING about HER for 25 years now. The list of phony BS “scandals” is as long as my arm. If your (biased, lying, corrupt) news sources have been lying to you about someone for 2 and a half decades, you’d probably think ill of them too.

    PS Even if EVERYTHING you a**holes have accused her of over the years (and 99% of it is BS), she’d STILL be a far better candidate than Donald Trump. Congratulations on nominating the worst major party candidate in US history!

  • MILES E DRAKE

    It’s probably a good thing to get the day’s paid Obama-Clinton internet troll post out of the way early. There can now be no doubt that this disease-ridden criminal lesbian traitor is an almost unprecedented combination of Boss Tweed and Batista, who will complete the work begun by her Afro-islamic illegal alien mentor to transform the North American republic into the Central African Republic, and will along with her rapist spouse, harridan offspring and rapacious cronies loot this country as no nation has been looted since the days of Bokassa and Mobutu. We have one last peaceful chance to get off the highway to Zimbabwe before we get to the toll booth manned by ISIS and Black Lives Matter, and that is to fight for Donald Trump as if the survival of the country depended on it.

  • Kathy

    The fact that she deleted information and emails that did not belong to her, is the real story here! Didn’t our parents teach most of us that, ” just because someone else jumped off the bridge, doesn’t mean you should?”!! Powell did not delete emails and also did not take a year or two to turn over his info!
    Americans had better wake up before this election or we won’ t have an America anymore!

  • Kim Bruce

    Strange as this may sound…Hillary Clinton is beginning to look a lot like George Soros, especially in this picture of her.
    Liberal Democrats could care less how many criminal investigations she has against her. They’ll still vote for her. As a matter of fact, Liberals would vote for her even if the FBI had solid proof that she and Billy-boy were guilty of several murders. I am sure they had many people, who got in their way, conveniently and clandestinely eliminated.

  • BakkenBill

    These days will find a place in our county’s history, like no other. The trail of bodies and bribes goes all the way back to the governor’s mansion in Arkansas. However, this history, like most of our history, will be told from different points of view. Factor in the lies, cover ups, and lost evidence, most probably it will be the most fictional history written in 239 years.
    We will witness many things. One of which I pray, is we the people, reigning in this over sized, and run amuck government of career politicians. The “Cold War’s” secrets had nothing on the years since.
    Pray my countrymen, then vote your consciences and may God see us through.

  • missieb2000

    Back when we had a legitimate free press and not a bunch of ideological shills, the screams for an independent counsel would have been deafening.

  • Jack Parsons

    It speaks of Crooked Hillary’s character that she will give up any friend or ally in order to save herself. You got what you deserved Colin Powell. Beware Huma Abedin!

  • hap46

    The GOP needs to dig deep and find a lawyer that can get to the bottom of all the Clinton Duo’s misdeeds since their days in the Arkansas mansion.

  • jug

    The only person who can lie more than HRC, is you, ICS!

  • Austinniceguy

    The fact that there are STILL morons who support her regardless of her corruption and affinity for lying is incomprehensible. Julian Assange will be releasing anither batch of emails in the near future and hopefully THEY will be enough to put her out to pasture. Here is his interview…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IfrNZfqGsQ

  • Austinniceguy

    That doesn’t sound strange at all, it sounds natural. I HOPE that when Assange finally releases the next batch of emails that will bring an end to her campaign…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IfrNZfqGsQ

  • Austinniceguy

    Here is the interview with Assange where he explains what he’s doing and when, I think you’ll greatly enjoy it…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IfrNZfqGsQ

  • Austinniceguy

    Hopefully when Assange releases the next batch of emails she will be torched like the witch she is. Here is the interview where he explains what’s going on…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IfrNZfqGsQ

  • Austinniceguy

    She’s a congenital LIAR who does so with such voracity that NOBODY will ever believe your garbage. The fact is that she is also the most corrupt and you cannot dispute her own emails.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IfrNZfqGsQ

  • Austinniceguy
  • Austinniceguy

    As it turns out, you’re just another delusional gash voting POS moron. The great news here is that once all the latest emails and TRUTH comes out about the congenital LYING gash, Shitlery, comes out, her campaign will be where she and you belong, the toilet!!! ROTFFLMFAO!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZxpyjaFAqo&feature=youtu.be

  • freethinker

    Indeed. And if Clinton becomes president, history will probably define that period as when totalitarianism replaced democracy,

  • rebeccadewhirst

    Demand an independent investigation now

  • sox83cubs84

    Because it DOES! TRUMP 2016!

  • sox83cubs84

    Iron Chef has his lips firmly attached to Hitlery’s azz. He’s always good for a few laughs when he shows his unquestioned loyalty towards Communist Democraps like the Hildabeast and the Supreme Sissy.

  • Nancianne

    It soes not matter the sycophants and uniformed will vote for her anyway !

  • BakkenBill

    Let’s hope and pray not brother. But yes.

  • BakkenBill

    This nations survival does depend on it neighbor. Paul Ryan’s butt kissing ass is already glossing up his lips.

  • BakkenBill

    I’m guessing that you meant “uninformed”, not uniformed. I doubt any of our armed forces nor law enforcement would stoop so low.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Yeah. That was tried. In the 90’s. All they got was him getting a hummer from an intern. Good luck with that.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Actually, these days will be remembered as the years when the lunatic fringe of the right wing refused to accept any semblance of reality. When, with ZERO actual evidence, they’ve hilariously been accusing the Clintons of a “trail of bodies and bribes” that doesn’t exist. When, with ZERO actual evidence, they’ve maintained that Obama isn’t a citizen, is gay, hates America, etc.

    Luckily, these days are fast coming to a close, because the lunatic fringe has seen to it that a sociopathic narcissist with NO change of being elected got the GOP nomination for president. The Senate is going to switch to the Democrats and only gerrymandering is going to keep the House from switching as well. And why? Because 80% of the country is sick to death of you 20% of the country with your heads constantly up your rear ends. Congratulations on destroying the Republican Party and with it, any chance you had to get the things you want. Well played, sir.

  • Marco Spinelli

    How exactly are you a ‘liberal’?

  • BakkenBill

    The Republican Party sold out after Reagan. Put down your bong and quit smoking that crap.
    Liberals prefer being chained like a dog and fed by the Master over actually taking responsibility for their own lives. Free time to play and watch television beats working and providing for yourself I guess. Something true conservative families have done for years.
    I’m sorry. God forgive me. I just remembered that he said (God) in the Bible several times, ” Never reason with a fool”.

    WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

  • IronChefSandwiches

    LOL Ronald Reagan would get run out of the 2016 GOP as a RINO. He raised taxes. He worked with Democrats. He did all sorts of things that you would be attacking him for.

    When you start your nonsense with how little you know about your own damned hero…there’s really no better evidence of how clueless and stupid you all are.

  • Bobbrew

    After seeing Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America multiple times, seeing his almost daily YouTubes, and viewing his speech to http://www.yaf.org on Cspan Book TV, Hillary’s behavior has become all too familiar to me. It’s not just her, it’s her predecessors before her going back to Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, FDR and more recent others.

    There really is good and evil in the world. When good relaxes evil rules and it’s rampaging now. When people of truth do not have the courage, time or inclination to stand up and get involved, this is what happens. There is no time left. If we continue our ways, Hillary is what we get.

    If you need impetus to stand, watch this D’Souza lecture from CSPAN Book TV

    https://youtu.be/-SStdawtYFA

    it should chill you and everyone you share it with.

  • Richard Frick

    Killery only wants to gain fame as the first woman, (Is she a woman) president and then wallow in the fame (shame) of deceiving the liberal public and all of those she has paid off, (at her supporters expense) with her donations. She is the epitome of evil and rightfully so because she is married to the other great deceiver and pervert, billdickum. She will abdicate the throne to her secret lover plastic kaine and go into her demented state with the knowledge that she achieved it first. But her memory won’t be able to recall that she did anything.

    o

  • Danny S.

    America is in deep trouble. So many people are getting a check from the government and families are divided by one or both in the family receiving a government job or benefit. It would take a very strong character to vote against your economic well being based on right or wrong.
    The country best interest are now very foggy and hard to find.

  • agie

    Yes, I noticed that too. So does Merkel. Its the look of the Lucifer family.

  • Excellent reporting. Thank you sincerely.

  • Joe Toland

    America is changing. Remember when you could play outside after dark? remember when you could go to bed and not lock your doors? remember when the FBI was an honest agency thaat was looked up to? remember when you couuld go out to a firworks display without ISIS mowing down a bunch of people? remember when you could take your new shotgun to school and show it to all your friends and coaches? Remember when Hiliary didn`t lie…. whoops, I went one to far……

  • Frank de Varona

    The FBI needs to recommend to the Injustice Department that Hillary Clinton be indicted.

  • Luke

    And none of this will matter one whit. Between the zero information voters, entitlement groups and “minority” identity voters, she has the election tied up. There could be video of her shooting Vince Foster herself and she STILL would get elected. Start looking for alternative courses to be taken after the second Clinton dynasty gets underway.