Failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is arguably one of the least self-aware individuals in history. She has proven that once again with absurdly ironic statements about President Donald Trump regarding the final report from special counsel Robert Mueller.
Despite the conclusion reached by Mueller that there was no evidence of any “collusion,” conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia — and no real evidence that Trump had obstructed the subsequent investigations of the collusion allegations — Clinton seems utterly incapable of accepting reality. She instead suggested that President Trump should have been indicted for his alleged crimes, and was only saved from such due to his status as the president.
Fox News reported that Clinton’s commentary came during an appearance at the Time 100 Summit on Tuesday in New York City. Clinton, who could easily have been referring to her own alleged crimes, ludicrously said, “I think there’s enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted.”
“But because of the rule in the Justice Department that you can’t indict a sitting president, the whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress,” she added.
Clinton’s remarks didn’t hold up well when addressed by one of President Trump’s personal attorneys, Rudy Giuliani. During an appearance Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” Giuliani warned that Clinton “better get a lawyer” because the Justice Department’s prior “cannot indict a Clinton” policy was no longer in effect, and she could soon be facing the long overdue legal scrutiny she has deftly managed to avoid in the past.
Asked to respond to Clinton’s commentary, Giuliani chuckled and said, “I have a hard time reacting to that. There is a woman who really obstructed justice. The president didn’t delete 33,000 emails. He didn’t have somebody smash up telephones. And he didn’t have someone wipe out a server and bleach-bit it, among the few things that she did.
“The president was innocent of the underlying crime. Collusion delusion. No collusion. If you are innocent on the underlying crime, then everything they are talking about is an effort for him to defend himself,” he continued. “If I tell somebody that, ‘I’m innocent, please, testify on my behalf and say what happened,’ am I obstructing justice or am I defending myself and serving justice?”
Giuliani explained how the prosecutors who had gone after Trump flipped due process and the presumption of innocence on its head, essentially declaring Trump to be guilty and placing the onus on him and those around him to prove their innocence, when in reality it is supposed to be the prosecutors and accusers who must conclusively prove guilt.
The attorney further noted that there had already been two investigations into Trump — the FBI’s initial investigation, followed by Mueller’s special counsel probe — and said, “How this ever got started in the first place is the next investigation. And Ms. Clinton better get a lawyer.”
Co-host Steve Doocy pointed out how Clinton had blamed the Department of Justice policy against indicting a sitting president as the only reason Trump was able to avoid prosecution, but Giuliani flipped that right back on Clinton in a hilarious manner.
“There used to be a DOJ standing policy you cannot indict a Clinton, no matter how much they obstruct justice, no matter how much evidence they destroy, and no matter how often they lie, and no matter that they committed perjury,” Giuliani said.
“You can’t indict a Clinton, it’s against the Democrat Justice Department rules,” he continued. “This is not a Democrat Justice Department, not a Republican Justice Department. It’s the kind of Justice Department I worked for. I prosecuted Republicans and Democrats, and I didn’t think either one of them had a monopoly on virtue or vice.”
Asked if Attorney General William Barr would follow up on past allegations against Clinton and others, Giuliani replied, “I have absolutely no doubt. I have no inside information, zero, other than the fact that this is a man who believes in justice.”
“If you believe in justice, this can’t help but anger you and frighten you. If this can be done to the president of the United States, a frame-up like this, it can be done to any of us,” he added.
If what Giuliani said is true, that Barr is looking into the genesis of the Russian collusion allegations against Donald Trump — namely, the Clinton-paid for anti-Trump dossier — among other prior wrongdoing, then Clinton would be wise to seek Giuliani’s advice and get herself a lawyer, as she will undoubtedly need one before all is said and done.
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