Sunday, April 24, 2016
Hillary--the Prospective Presidency of a Criminal
By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
In February it was ruled that Judicial Watch would be permitted to depose Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills for information pertinent both to the Hillary Clinton e-mails and Huma Abedin’s employment outside of the positon she held in Hillary Clinton’s staff. A deposition has already been completed by former Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano, approved by both the State Department and Judicial Watch.
The ruling states that “…discovery shall cover the creation and operation of clintonemail.com for State Department business and the actions of the State Department for processing the FOIA requests that implicated Hillary and Ms. Abedin’s e-mails that [are] subject to this action.” “It does not cover matter unrelated to any State Department search, the status of an individual’s employment, storage, handling and transmission of classified information and any pending FBI investigations.”
So far, the lawyers for Mills, Abedin and Pagliano are not on board with the ruling. And there is nothing to keep all three from asserting their Fifth Amendment right, although Pagliano has been granted immunity.
Hillary’s telephone transcripts have been received by Judicial Watch, both for the night of September 11, 2012--after the murder of the 4 Americans in Benghazi--and September 12th. The transcripts show that, at 7:49 PM on September 12, Hillary Clinton informed Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the attack in Benghazi had nothing to do with a film. She stated during the conversation “It was a planned attack, not a protest.” This conversation was mentioned in her congressional testimony and ignored by the media. It was during this same testimony that Hillary admitted telling her daughter that the attack was orchestrated by an Al Qaeda-like, terrorist group.
Yet, at 10:00 pm on the night of the attacks, Hillary issued an Official State Department press statement which was approved by the White House, blaming the internet video Innocence of Muslims for the Benghazi murders.
This is the same woman who, during Congressional testimony, said: “What difference at this point does it make?”
Hillary Clinton obviously believes that the American people do not care about the murders in Benghazi or her role in them.
There are those that tout Hillary’s accomplishments as Secretary of State. Yet beginning with the “reset” with Putin, our relationship with Russia is now worse than at any time since the Cold War. As Secretary of State Clinton offered no challenge to Putin and along with a weak, Muslim/Marxist President, the pair has allowed Putin to run through the Crimea and create a civil war in the Ukraine. She and Obama have enabled the Russian administration to rebuild the old Soviet Union. It will not end until this President is just a memory, or until Hillary is elected President, after which the path chosen by Obama will continue until the United States has become a third world country.
As Secretary of State, Hillary decided that Boko Haram was not a terrorist organization. This brilliant pronouncement would not change until the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria. When combined with Obama’s description of ISIS as a “JV team,” is it any wonder our allies are backing away from the foreign policy declarations of the administration?
Some speak of Hillary’s tenure at the State Department as a shining example of what she will be able to achieve as president. And what exactly did she accomplish?
It was Secretary Clinton who applauded Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad as a reformer. Unfortunately for Hillary, “…a four-hundred-page legal brief … links the systematic torture and murder of tens of thousands of Syrians to a written policy approved by President Bashar al-Assad.” Clinton also maintained that Bashar was a “different leader” than his brutal, authoritarian father, Hafez Al-Assad. Once again Hillary was proven grossly mistaken as the same legal brief made it clear that Bashar “suppress[ed] dissent in the brutal tradition of his father.”
In Haiti, Hillary was instrumental in interfering in the 2010 election. And it still has not been explained how the Clinton Foundation’s pet Haitian project, Caracol Industrial Park was such an abject failure.
It was Hillary who was convinced that the United States needed a “pivot to Asia.” A study completed and released in January by the Center for Strategic and International Studies revealed that the rebalance to Asia would not be enough to defend American interests in the area. Coupled with the willful destruction of the American military, the United States has been reduced to an entity without the ability to fight in even a one theatre conflict.
Now that ISIS has begun to take over in Libya, Hillary has stopped calling Libya a success and is now calling it a work in progress. In actuality it is a country in chaos. Most of the government has stepped down and ISIL is planning to use Libya as another route into Europe. Even though Obama called not planning for the aftermath in Libya one of the biggest mistakes made by his administration, Clinton still stands firm in claiming her failed policy will eventually be a success.
And now, Hillary is trying to remove her fingerprints from the failed Libya policy by placing the blame entirely on Obama. All the decisions were made by Obama, says Hillary. She just obtained information. According to Hillary, Obama’s plan didn’t work, because of the obstruction of Libyan leaders who refused to follow the orders she believed would help the nation.
This is the woman who wants to be President. It’s Hillary’s view that she is owed the office; that eight more years of progressive policies will help America to reclaim the power and authority it once had.
Eight years of an America hating, Muslim Marxist followed by eight years under the rule of a flagrant liar and self-infatuated felon.
Heaven help us if this woman is able to pull it off.