By Larry Johnson, Clovis, CA
Hillary Clinton has been involved on front line politics for nearly 40 years. From the time she was a newly minted college graduate working as an attorney in a poverty law firm to her latest jaunt as Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
Her main opponent during this entire period has been the White Male Republican Establishment. They though their Republican National Committee have accused her continuously of misdeeds, criminal actions and incompetence in office. If you include the Whitewater investigations of her and her husband, a financial deal where they losta lot of their own money, the Republicans have spent literally hundreds of millions of taxpayer money on partisan investigations. The US House, run by the Republicans for the last six years has mounted seventeen investigations into her work as Secretary of State and spent untold tens of millions of taxpayer dollars and . . .
SHE HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANYTHING, NEVER CONVICTED, NEVER REPRIMANDED. NOTHING.
If you bother to read such investigative reports, which I have scanned, you will nearly ALWAYS find in the conclusions section the words “We find no evidence of any wrong doing on the part of the accused” or a statement to that effect. Please remember that word “accused”.
Now, if you have any intelligence left and if you are able to think straight after the harrang by the right wing echo chamber over the years, you will please note that ALL of these investigations were partisan based and run by Republican operatives. These were NOT run by fair minded, neutral, nonpartisan officials. These were ALL run by hired right wing hit men AND none of them could find “Any Evidence of Wrong Doing”. Really? All of these professional investigators, with a vested interest in finding her guilty of something NEVER found anything? Is that really possible? Are they ALL totally incompetent investigators OR was there never anything to begin with and this was ALL the “Great Right Wing Conspiracy” in action as Hillary Clinton said after her husband left office? Remember that one which raised such a Republican scream of indignity? At that time the old Shakespeare quote “Me thinks thou doest protest too much . . “ came to mind.
HILLARY CLINTON HAS NEVER BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF ANYTHING DURING ANY OF THESE INVESTIGATIONS. NOTHING.
IF you have ever sat on a jury you will remember a question which was asked, usually of the jury as a whole, “Do any of you believe that just because a person (the defendant) is accused of something that they are automatically guilty of the crime just because law enforcement brought an accusation”. I asked an attorney once why this question was always asked and the reply was “because many people believe that law enforcement would never accuse or bring a case against an innocent person.
I believe that most of the normal low information voters, which are the majority of voters who report through polls that they are still distrustful of Hilary Clinton are suffering from “They accused her therefore she is guilty – of something” syndrome. Still have your doubts? At least base them on the Truth and not on a bunch of propaganda from the right wing echo machine.