Fournier: A Year Ago I Would Have Considered Working For Clinton, Now I Don’t Know If I Trust Her

Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” National Journal Senior Political Columnist Ron Fournier said that a year ago he would have considered working for, and would have probably vote for Hillary Clinton, but now he doesn’t know if he can even trust her.

Fournier argued, “A year ago, if you’d asked me ‘Hey, you would you consider working for Secretary Clinton?’ I’d say, ‘Yeah, I’d think about it.’ Six months ago if you’d said, ‘Hey would you vote for her?’ I’d say, ‘Yeah, I’m likely going to vote for her.’ Now I can’t tell you that I trust her. Because there are some big issues involved. I can’t tell you that I trust her with the Freedom of Information Act, and our public records. I can’t tell you I trust her with Congress’ right and responsibility to conduct oversight. I can’t tell you I respect her, with historian’s responsibility to look back on archival document[s] to see how our leaders lead. If this precedent, that she has established, is allowed to stand, because she won, the public memory will be under assault forever. There will no longer be a public memory, if everyone conducts themselves she has. … I don’t know if I can trust Hillary Clinton anymore, and it doesn’t make me happy to say that.”

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