We are just over a month into the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, and she has already reached Peak Hillary: corruption, obfuscation, and stonewalling.
In the last 48 hours, we have found out:
- Clinton had a second hidden email address, although she had stated openly and repeatedly that she had used one email address for State Department business and personal business out of convenience.
- Clinton lied to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) about the existence of that email address while she was Secretary of State.
- Clinton used that second email address to exchange emails with former Clinton administration hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal, who was working with businesses looking to do work in Libya, on Libyan policy.
- The State Department won’t release Clinton’s emails until January 2016.
- Clinton’s campaign van attempted to avoid the press by driving 95 mph through Iowa.
- Objective ABC News’ objective news reporter George Objective Stephanopoulos signed a $105 million contract with the network while giving cash to the Clinton Foundation and grilling Peter Schweizer over the wonders of the Foundation.
This begs the question: just what might a Hillary Clinton administration look like? Here are just a few prospective inner circle picks:
Chief of Staff Sidney Blumenthal. Clinton doubled down on her relationship with Blumenthal after being asked Tuesday about her email exchanges with the former hit man. Blumenthal’s history reeks of corruption and nastiness: he personally targeted Lucianne Goldberg, Matt Drudge, Bill Kristol, and Ken Starr, and infamously sued Drudge. Blumenthal, reports The New York Times, did “research, ‘message guidance,’ and the planning of commemorative events” for the Clinton Foundation. As The Wall Street Journal reports, “Blumenthal was also cashing paychecks from Media Matters and the liberal Super Pac American Bridge, both of which happen to be founded by Blumenthal protégé and professional Clinton hit man David Brock.” Clinton wanted to hire Blumenthal to the State Department, but the Obama administration banned him. (Blumethal’s son, for good measure, is the repulsive anti-Semite conspiracist Max Blumenthal.)
Attorney General Cheryl Mills. Cheryl Mills has long been Clinton’s fix-it woman. She worked in the Clinton White House, where she worked to hide approximately 1.8 million emails from Judicial Watch, Congress, and federal investigators on behalf of the Clintons. As Paul Sperry points out:
[Mills] “concealed” so many subpoenaed emails and other documents detailing allegedly illegal fundraising activity between the White House and the Democratic National Committee … that staff lawyers for the House Government Oversight Committee in 1998 sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department demanding federal prosecutors charge Mills with obstruction of justice and perjury.
Mills went on to become chief of staff under Clinton at the State Department, where she worked to suppress information about Benghazi and pressured witnesses. After leaving office, Clinton put Mills in charge of “identifying and preserving all emails that could potentially be federal records.” Some 30,000 emails have been deleted. Sounds like a terrific successor to Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.
Secretary of State Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton already has warm relations with foreign bodies. Also, he knows foreign leaders and is happy to take cash from them, as well as facilitating contact between those who enrich the Clinton Foundation and business contacts. He, of course, has lied about meeting with Kazakh officials, as well as Clinton Foundation donor Frank Giustra, at his Chappaqua house in New York. The only issue pressing against the secretary of state appointment would be Hillary Clinton’s dislike of her husband. On the other hand, she understands from Barack Obama just how marginalized a secretary of state can be, so she might be fine with shuttling the former president off to the side.
Press Secretary George Stephanopoulos. With Hillary Clinton in the White House, Stephanopoulos should go back to doing his old job: openly shilling for the White House. He won’t, however. He’s getting paid too much money to shill for the Clintons from his pulpit as a pure, objective journalist. A more likely press secretary for Clinton would be Brian Fallon, the current campaign spokesman and former top spokesman for Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). Another possibility: former MSNBC host Karen Finney.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Sullivan has become known as Clinton’s man when it comes to the formulation of Iranian policy. Politico recently reported that Sullivan helped “bring about” the Iranian nuclear talks that will end with Iranian sanctions lifted, even as Iran pledges more nuclear development and refuses inspection of military sites. Politico states:
[T]hanks to Sullivan, the deal also bears the clear fingerprints of his political mentor, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who first assigned him to the Iran file and with whom he remains extremely close. Sullivan “was at my side nearly everywhere I went” as secretary of state, Clinton wrote in her memoir, “Hard Choices.”
The myth of pro-Israel, hawkish Hillary Clinton is just that: a myth. Her association with Sullivan and her Iranian policy prove it.
Ambassador Jeffrey Epstein. He already owns an underage sex slave island frequented by Bill Clinton. According to Radar Online, the pedophile sent $3.5 million to the Clinton Foundation from a Swiss bank account just as a legal probe began against him. Why shouldn’t he get himself another island, too?
If you liked the opening salvo of the Clinton campaign, you’ll love the Hillary Clinton administration.
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.