July 31, 2016

On Fox News Sunday, Clinton Grilled On Emails, Foundation, & Trustworthiness

Secretary Clinton sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and was pressed on a wide variety of topics – her claims about being a “change agent,” law enforcement’s criticism of her private email use, and foreign donations rolling into the Clinton Foundation.

Despite her attempts to portray herself as an agent of change, Clinton is an entrenched member of the Democratic political establishment. For that reason, Clinton is in actuality the “status quo” candidate, and that presents a problem for her candidacy because of the current mood of the country. In addition to the unrest among voters, Clinton would inherit President Obama’s stagnant economic record:

Then Wallace asked about foreign speeches that her husband Bill gave while she served as Secretary of State, raising the question about whether it was appropriate for her to personally profit from her position and whether any inside information was exchanged between husband and wife for the content of those speeches. Clinton demurred, saying, “I’m really proud of the Clinton Foundation. I am proud of the work that it does. … And there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation.”

In perhaps her most egregious answer of the interview, Clinton brazenly brushed off criticisms made by FBI Director James Comey, who called her use of a private email server to exchange classified material “extremely careless” and “sloppiness.”

CLINTON: “Chris, that’s not what I heard Director Comey say, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to, in my view, clarify. …”

Clinton’s answer above is particularly difficult to comprehend, given the video of Comey’s remarks played just after she made this statement.

And finally, Clinton was questioned on what she said immediately following the attacks in Benghazi.

In the days immediately following the attack in Libya, Clinton cited a video rather than terrorism as the root cause of the attack that September day in 2012. Despite her claims that she did cite terrorism immediately, a detailed accounting of the events following the attack by FactCheck.org shows Clinton did not mention terrorism until September 20, a full six days after she met with the grieving families.

With all of these half-truths, false statements, and outright lies, it’s not hard to imagine why 68 percent of the American people think Clinton is not trustworthy.