February 18, 2016

Clinton Leaves “Wiggle Room” On Whether She Lied To Americans

Tonight, during an interview with CBS’ Scott Pelley, Hillary Clinton was asked a simple question about lying to the American people.

Instead of answering the question, in classic Clinton fashion she gave herself plenty of wiggle room:

PELLEY: In ’76, Jimmy Carter famously said, ” I will not lie to you.”

HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I have to tell you, I have tried in every way I know how, literally from my years as a young lawyer, all the way through my time as Secretary of State to level with the American people. 

PELLEY: You talk about leveling with the American people. Have you always told the truth? 

HILLARY CLINTON: I have always tried to, always, always.

PELLEY: Some people are going to call that wiggle room that you just gave yourself “always tried to.” I mean Jimmy Carter, “I will never lie to you.”

HILLARY CLINTON: You’re asking me to say, “have I ever?” I don’t believe I ever have. ?” I don’t believe I ever have, I don’t believe I ever will. I am going to do the best I can to level with the American people.

This answer won’t help Clinton’s horrific honest and trustworthy numbers.