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.
21) Peter Franklin Paul: Another Hillary friend goes to prison
As WND reported, Hillary was named in a lawsuit brought by Peter
Franklin Paul for allegedly directing to her 2000 Senate
campaign an illegal, in-kind contribution from Paul that
included a fundraiser at the exclusive Spago restaurant in
Beverly Hills, a tea hosted at the Beverly Hills home of
socialite Cynthia Gershman and a lavish, A-list, million-dollar-
plus Hollywood gala honoring Bill Clinton. At the trial of
Clinton’s finance director for the 2000 senatorial campaign,
David Rosen, the government told the jury Paul personally gave
more than $1.2 million to produce the events.
Paul, a former business partner of Spider-Man creator Stan Lee
who sued Bill for fraud and accused Hillary of hiding nearly $2
million in Senate campaign donations, alleged they sabotaged the
media company he formed with Lee to get out of a $17 million
agreement made with Bill Clinton to serve as an international
promoter for the company after he left the White House. Paul was
indicted in June 2001 for manipulating the price of the stock in
his company, Stan Lee Media, as it was collapsing. A judge
determined Paul didn’t profit from the attempt to save his
company, but he accepted a plea bargain and served three years
in prison. WND reported in 2012 that Paul charged Attorney
General Eric Holder and his Justice Department obstructed
justice by reneging on a sentencing agreement.
“Hillary is carrying out her promise to finally destroy my
family to punish me for exposing the corruption that elected her
to the Senate,” Paul told WND at the time.
The Clintons were effusive in their praise of Paul until just
days after an August 2000 Hollywood gala, when the Washington
Post reported Paul’s 1970s criminal convictions in a story that
accused the senator of being soft on crime. Clinton continued,
however, to quietly solicit money from Paul and sent him letters
expressing friendship. Paul has extensive video corroborating
his contention he and Hillary spent hours together and sat next
to each other at the fundraising events.