Hillary's huge scandal list explodes to 25
(Editor’s note: This list was originally published in May 2015. Since then, WND has been updating it regularly with new developments in the Clinton scandals. The list has gone viral on the web and is more relevant than ever as American voters cast their ballots for the nation’s next president on Election Day.)
When it comes to the Clintons, it’s been said there are two standards of justice: One for them and another for the rest of us.
Yes, it seems almost daily, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton proves that America’s laws are for little people. The Clintons have survived at least 25 explosive scandals – and the list grows by the day.
As WND has reported, the Clintons 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 and State Department. Americans also witnessed capers such as Travelgate, Chinagate, Filegate and Pardongate.
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, the Benghazi scandal, the “Clinton U” scam and scandals involving the Clinton Foundation, among others.
Now, it’s Hillary’s “turn” to be president, according to her Democrat supporters.
But in 2016, America is still apparently suffering from “Clinton fatigue.”
Results from a new poll by the Washington Post revealed only 38 percent of Americans believe Hillary is more honest and trustworthy than her GOP rival.
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 the prospect of another 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 25 scandals involving Hillary is in order.
1) Clintons turn IRS into ‘gestapo’
Few federal agencies are more feared and loathed by Americans than the Internal Revenue Service – especially when corrupt presidents abuse the power of the IRS to harass and exact revenge on political enemies. As WND has reported, during Bill Clinton’s terms in office, IRS audits were conducted against individuals and groups who caused problems for the administration. Several prominent conservative groups found themselves facing IRS audits following their criticism of the president and his policies. Among the conservative groups targeted for audits were the Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Concerned Women of America, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Review, American Spectator (which was burglarized three times), the National Center for Public Policy Research, the American Policy Center, American Cause, Citizens for Honest Government, Progress and Freedom Foundation, David Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture and the Western Journalism Center.
Individuals singled out for audits during the administration included Clinton paramours Gennifer Flowers and Liz Ward Gracen, sexual assault accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick, fired White House Travel Office Director Billy Dale and attorney Kent Masterson Brown. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, an outspoken critic of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, said he was audited three times during the Clinton presidency.
A 1996 survey by the Washington Times could not identify a single liberal public policy organization that had been audited during the entire Clinton administration.
In her Oct. 18, 2016, Washington Times column, “Hillary’s IRS – a sneak preview,” Washington, D.C., political law attorney Cleta Mitchell warned of the dangers of a Hillary Clinton presidency with a maximum Clinton donor at the helm of the IRS.
Mitchell noted that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has contributed at least $51,550 to the DNC, Democratic Party candidates for Congress and the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton since 1997.
Koskinen donated to Hillary’s Senate campaign in 1999 and 2000. He also gave maximum contributions to Hillary’s 2008 campaign for the White House. Since 1999, Koskinen has contributed $6,800 to Hillary’s campaigns.
“A Hillary Clinton presidency, with a maximum Clinton donor running the IRS, would not bode well for conservative organizations, donors, activists and sympathizers,” Mitchell warned.
She continued, “As long as the liberal media and congressional Democrats collude with Democratic administrations in their targeting and attacking of conservatives, the Democrats in the White House will feel free to use the agencies of the federal government – including the IRS – as political weapons against those who criticize and disagree with them.
“A Hillary Clinton presidency, with an IRS commissioner who has long been an ardent political supporter and donor, does not present a very encouraging picture of a non-political IRS that will resist being used as an arm of the Democratic White House.”