Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most corrupt political couple in American history. Fortunately for them, many of their scandals took place before Millennials gained their political awareness. Let’s examine just a few of the many corrupt actions of America’s most famous power couple.
The first scandal to envelop the Clintons involves a failed business venture called Whitewater Development Corp while they were still politicos in Arkansas. Bill and Hillary, along with their friends Jim and Susan McDougal, invested money to buy plots of land with the intent being to sell the plots for vacation homes. The business eventually failed and the Clintons and the McDougal’s lost money on the venture.
The Whitewater business later underwent investigation. Claims were made that the McDougals sought and received illegal fraudulent loans for the business, and that the Clintons used their political stature to pressure the bank in question into making the illegal loans.
The McDougals were convicted, but the Clintons got off scot-free.
President Clinton granted a full pardon to Susan McDougal before leaving the Oval Office.
The White House Travel Office is responsible for facilitating the travel arrangements of the White House press corp. The Travel Office contracts travel business out to private companies. Upon hearing of potential mismanagement in the Travel Office, all seven employees were fired.
The scandal: Hillary Clinton had designs to get her friends who worked in the travel industry hired in the White House Travel Office and award her friends with the government contracts.
Upon government investigation, it was concluded that it was technically legal to fire the Travel Office employees for any reason, but entirely inappropriate and unethical to allow those with business interests at stake to influence the decision. It was also concluded that while President Clinton had no involvement, Hillary played a large role in the firings and is quoted as saying that she had to get her people in the Travel Office.
The Travelgate investigations led to another Clinton scandal called Filegate. A top Clinton White House official ordered the FBI to hand over secret files on hundreds of top Republicans for political opposition research. It was an enemies list, as several described it at the time. It was later found that Bill and Hillary had no involvement in Filegate, but it just goes to show the kind of people they hired and the kind of White House they ran.
President Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, NOT for fooling around with Monica Lewinsky.
President Clinton was under investigation for his sexual harassment of Paula Jones, an Arkansas government employee back when Bill was in state politics. During his deposition, Bill lied under oath and denied any involvement with Monica Lewinsky. Upon perjuring himself, the United States Congress voted to hold impeachment hearings on President Bill Clinton. Only after being caught did Bill come clean with the American people.
The vote to toss Bill and Hill out of the Oval Office came down to party lines and he was allowed to finish his term. Had you or I done exactly what Bill Clinton did, we would be in prison.
On September 11th, 2012, there was a terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Islamic extremists stormed the embassy and killed 4 Americans, one of them being Ambassador Chris Stephens.
After the attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American people that this attack was not terrorism, but a spontaneous protest-turned-violent that was inspired by a anti-Muslim Youtube video produced in America. However, emails were uncovered that show Hillary was lying to the American people. She was telling her family and friends that this was a terrorist attack while telling America it wasn’t terrorism, but a protest. In fact, Hillary even wrote the Prime Minister of Egypt on the night of the attack saying, “We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.”
For two weeks Hillary lied to the American people and blamed the video, not terrorism, for the death of four Americans. But, as Hillary said during her testimony, “what difference does it make?” Hillary lied because her boss, President Obama, had an election approaching 54 days later, and a terrorist attack in a country that was the epitome of Clinton/Obama foreign policy simply wasn’t good politics, the truth be damned.
The Email Server
As a result of the investigations into Hillary’s failings and lies concerning Benghazi, it was discovered that Secretary Clinton had been using a private email server and device, not the mandated government ones, to conduct her official government business. As a former Congressional staffer, I can tell you definitively that every member of the U.S. government has two devices: one for personal business and one for government business. Hillary’s email server was not secured or approved by any government security officials. According to the director of the FBI, James Comey, Hillary mishandled classified documents on this illegal email server and it’s even possible that it was hacked by “hostile actors.” Who knows what state secrets were discovered by the enemies of America? Were CIA covers blown? Were secret government operations exposed? We may not know what was stolen from Clinton’s server until it is too late.
So, the final question is, to quote Hillary, “What difference does it make?” The Clintons have more scandals under their belts than any American politicians in our nation’s history. We didn’t even get into the multiple sexual harassment and rape allegations leveled against Bill Clinton, or the subpoenaed documents that Hillary hid for years from federal investigators, or the millions of dollars the Clintons have taken from Wall Street, or how the Clintons sell influence through their “charity,” the Clinton Foundation.
These scandals show that Bill and Hillary are corrupt to their cores. They use political power to get away with whatever crimes they wish and they lie to the American people time and time again. Hillary and her husband have abused power ever since they entered the public arena. As insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result, it would be insane to elect Hillary Clinton as President and expect her to stop her 30 year pattern of corruption.