Hillary Clinton told the Las Vegas Sun last week Ammond Bundy and the occupiers in Oregon should be arrested and prosecuted.
“They should leave—leave peacefully—but they should be charged for the illegal action they have undertaken, trespassing, breaking and entering and the like,” Clinton said.
She also said the occupiers are “potentially posing a threat to law enforcement and civilians” despite the fact they have not used violence and have stated repeatedly they do not plan on using violence unless attacked by the government.
The newspaper should have asked Clinton how Bundy and crew might be prosecuted for trespassing when the federal government has no legal right to own land beyond what is specified in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution.
Of course, we should not expect a newspaper published by a man who was a college roommate of Hillary’s husband and who was a house guest during a Clinton fundraising trip to southern Nevada to ask those sort of questions.
Clinton’s condemnation of a handful of ranchers engaging in civil disobedience should be compared with her own penchant for lawlessness, corruption and ineptitude.
Naturally all of the following—with the exception of the email scandal—are off-limits.
- Clinton’s email scandal may ultimately derail her presidential bid. The FBI is looking into whether classified and top secret material found its way onto her private email server. “The [FBI] has so much information about criminal conduct by her and her staff that there is no way that they walk away from this,” Joseph diGenova, formerly the District of Columbia’s U.S. Attorney, told Laura Ingraham last week. Bob Woodward says the scandal is on par with Watergate.
- Clinton sold seats on a trade mission to China when her husband was president. The funds were allegedly used in 1996 for the Clinton-Gore campaign. Due to arm twisting by Democrats, joint congressional hearings on the matter were canceled.
- Clinton wrecked the career of Billy Dale, the head of the travel office. Clinton had the FBI investigate and the IRS audit Dale so the Clintons could replace Dale and his staff with cronies from Arkansas.
- Hillary and Bill were involved in a shady real estate deal with Whitewater Development Corp in Arkansas. Accusations surfaced about improper campaign contributions, political and financial favors, and tax benefits. Partners James and Susan McDougal went to jail for fraud. Clinton’s successor in Arkansas, Governor Jim Tucker, was jailed for fraud along with municipal judges David Hale and Eugene Fitzhugh who worked with James McDougal.
- Questions remain unresolved in the alleged suicide of Clinton aide Vince Foster, the “man who knew too much.”
- Clinton realized a bonanza in a commodity trade with financial services company REFCO. Robert L. “Red” Bone had to pay a large fine for allowing the trade and was suspended for three years. It was the largest fine at the time in the exchanges history. Asked about the trade Clinton said she made out on the deal because she read The Wall Street Journal.
- In 2008 Norman Yung Yuen Hsu contributed to Hillary’s campaign. Hsu was convicted and sentenced to more than 24 years in prison the following year for his role in an investment Ponzi scheme.
- Jorge Cabrera, a convicted drug dealer, made a large donation to the Clinton campaign and was invited to the White House.
- Clinton’s role in Benghazi alone should make her ineligible to run for president. As an interesting aside, a movie about Benghazi does not mention Clinton despite her role at the center of the scandal.
Clinton’s hypocrisy and criminal dealings are not and will not be brought up during the campaign. As a favored minion of the elite, her crimes are off-limits with one exception—Donald Trump.
If elected, Clinton’s scandals and dirty dealings combined will over shadow the Credit Mobilier scandal of 1868, the Whiskey Ring scandal during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, and the Teapot Dome scandal during the tenure of Warren G. Harding (like Clinton, Harding was notorious for multiple scandals) and Watergate and Iran-Contra as well.