In a letter to Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus asks if Hillary Clinton’s mysterious disappearance from the national stage is due to her being “suspended” by the DNC for repeatedly lying about coming under sniper fire in Bosnia.
“After hearing about Brian Williams’s recent suspension at NBC for telling false stories about coming under fire in war zones,” Priebus writes. “We thought perhaps the DNC had also ‘suspended’ Mrs. Clinton for her similar fabrications.”
The full text of the letter is below.
In March of 2008, during her failed presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton told a gobsmacking lie during a foreign policy speech about Iraq. Clinton, who is now the presumptive 2016 Democrat nominee for president, claimed that during a trip to Bosnia as America’s First Lady, she had come under sniper fire:
“I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”
After the speech, Clinton was challenged on the sniper fire comment. Her response was to cover up her lie with another lie:
“There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now, that is what happened.”
Those two statements aren’t even Clintonian — they are total and complete fabrications made up out of thin air. Video of the then-First Lady’s arrival in Bosnia shows her stepping off the plane into a perfectly peaceful and presumably safe environment. A serene Clinton is seen smiling, shaking hands, accepting flowers.
When presented with incontrovertible proof of her stolen valor lie, Clinton later said she “misspoke” due to “sleep deprivation” and argued that stealing valor from those who actually have faced sniper fire proves “I’m human.”
So where in the world is Hillary Clinton? Other than trolling the GOP with a “grandmother” tweet 9 days ago, no one has heard anything in quite a while from the 67 year-old former Secretary of State.
While the left-wing Washington Post vets Scott Walker’s college years in ways Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential run probably could not have withstood, Hillary remains bubble-wrapped, safe from a media that has never had the moral courage to ask her (or any Democrat) thorny questions like this.
As you have undoubtedly noticed, Hillary Clinton, your presumptive 2016 nominee and President Obama’s heir apparent, has been hiding from the public. We at the RNC, like many Americans, have been wondering why.
After hearing about Brian Williams’s recent suspension at NBC for telling false stories about coming under fire in war zones, we thought perhaps the DNC had also “suspended” Mrs. Clinton for her similar fabrications.
As you remember, she once told a harrowing tale of “landing under sniper fire” in Bosnia, only to have her story completely debunked when a video showed her walking casually on the tarmac.
So, have you given Mrs. Clinton the Brian Williams treatment? Is that why she’s gone missing?
If that’s not the case, do you rebuke her fabrications in the same way that NBC has rebuked their star news anchor? Will the DNC conduct research into Mrs. Clinton’s other past statement to ensure that she is being honest with the American people? If not, I’m sure we can help with that.
John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC