During his 1992 campaign for the presidency, Bill Clinton was
fond of promising America, “You get two for the price of one,”
indicating Hillary Clinton would act as his co-president.
But the nation got much more than it bargained for, as the top
power couple brought a load of baggage with them into the White
House from their days in Arkansas.
After the Clintons moved into the presidential mansion, the
political scandals multiplied – from use of the IRS and FBI to
target political opponents to stalking and harassing subjects of
Bill Clinton’s sexual advances and even attempts to loot
taxpayer-funded items from the White House. Americans also
witnessed capers such as Travelgate, Chinagate, Filegate and
Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades and subsequent impeachment by
the U.S. House of Representatives on charges of perjury and
obstruction of justice consumed more than a year of American
public life and bitterly divided the nation.
In the years since the memorable Clinton presidency, Hillary has
brought America Emailgate and the Benghazi scandal, among
others. New developments in the Clinton Foundation scandals
emerges almost daily.
Now, it’s Hillary’s “turn” to be president, according to her
But in 2015, America is still apparently suffering from “Clinton
fatigue.” Results from a Quinnipiac poll published in April
revealed between 49 and 56 percent of voters in three
significant swing states – Colorado, Virginia and Iowa – believe
Hillary is neither honest nor trustworthy.
Even former California Democratic Party Chairman Bill Press told
WND that controversies surrounding Hillary should convince
members of his own party an uncontested coronation of Clinton as
the party’s 2016 nominee for the White House is a very risky
idea and should encourage other Democrats to throw their hats in
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican candidate for president, said
Sunday he believes voters will reject Hillary because of the
“cloud of constant scandal she brings to the political process.”
Rubio told Fox News Sunday, “Unfortunately, both under her
husband’s presidency, her time in the Department of State, her
campaign for the president last time and even now, there seems
to be this cloud of constant scandal and things that distract us
from the core issues of the moment.”
Hillary’s “drama” could become a distraction, Rubio warned, at a
time when the stakes are high for America in the 2016 election.
“I just think that at this hinge moment in our history, where we
are asked to make a transition from the past into this new
future, with all the challenges and the opportunities of our
time that we really – the American people are not at a point now
where they are going to be supportive of more drama surrounding
the political process,” he said.
In 2003, ABC News’ Barbara Walters referenced numerous Clinton
scandals from Whitewater to Travelgate and the death of Hillary
law partner Vince Foster in an interview with then-Sen. Clinton.
Walters asked Hillary, “How did you get in this mess where your
whole credibility is being questioned?”
Hillary’s response: “Oh, I ask myself that every day, Barbara,
because it’s very surprising and confusing to me.”
With Hillary making another run for president, don’t get caught
up in the lies and spin! In “Hillary Unhinged: In Her Own
Words,” find out who the true Hillary is with this raw and
humorous collection of quotes that pitilessly underscores her
With the prospect of another “two-for-one” Clinton presidency
looming, is America ready for a repeat of the Bill and Hillary
“drama” in the White House?
If, as psychologists say, “The best predictor of future behavior
is past behavior,” then a fresh look at the top 20 scandals
involving Hillary is in order.
8) Chinagate: Sale of high-tech secrets
Chinagate, documented by Judicial Watch, was uncovered by
Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman. Technology companies
allegedly made donations of millions of dollars to various
Democratic Party entities, including President Bill Clinton’s
1996 re-election campaign, in return for permission to sell high-
tech secrets to China.
Bernard Schwartz and his Loral Space & Communication Ltd. later
allegedly “helped China to identify the cause of [a rocket
failure], thereby advancing China’s missile program and
threatening U.S. national security,” according to records.
In a 2013 column titled “Proof Hillary isn’t fit to be
president,” Klayman wrote:
Not to be outdone by her prior scandals, Hillary … masterminded
a scheme whereby the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign of 1996
took bribes from communist Chinese banks and their government to
bankroll the president’s and the Democratic Party’s re-election
efforts when it appeared, due to their low standing in the
polls, that all the stops needed to be pulled out. It was the
lawsuit that I brought against Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown,
where at Hillary’s instruction, he literally sold seats on
Department trade missions to China and elsewhere, which
principally uncovered this. In late 1996 and early 1997, the
scandal had burgeoned to such a level that joint congressional
hearings were empaneled, ultimately to be shut down when
Democrats uncovered illegal fundraising by some Republicans. The
two parties, faced with mutual assured destruction, simply took
an exit stage left.
However, I soldiered on with my lawsuit. And, while I uncovered
a lot about Bonnie and Clyde and their Chinese ‘friends,’ this
scandal ultimately took back seat to the Monica Lewinsky
scandal, since the media preferred sex to foreign espionage and
Hillary and Bill were ironically saved by Monica, who became the
lightening rod drawing attention away to what at the time was
perhaps the biggest scandal – Chinagate – in American history.