Clinton’s Latest Deceitful Statement: “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me.”

Hillary Clinton, one of the most dishonest and corrupt politicians in recent history, has made a statement (video above) which ranks with Richard Nixon’s classic, “I am not a crook.” While running a campaign based upon one lie after another about Bernie Sanders, she responded to a truthful complaint about her by saying, “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it.” The Hill reports:

Hillary Clinton on Thursday accused Bernie Sanders‘s campaign of lying about her in a heated exchange with an environmental activist.

“I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it,” the visibly angry Democratic presidential hopeful said, pointing a finger in a woman’s face, in a video posted by Greenpeace.

The exchange came as the woman pressed Clinton on taking donations from the fossil fuel industry and asked if she would reject their campaign contributions in the future.

“I do not have — I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies,” Clinton responded, before calling the rival campaign’s claims lies.

Clinton’s campaign has accepted sums from fossil fuel companies. According to a Huffington Post report from July of last year, most of her campaign’s largest bundlers at the time were lobbyists for the industry.

In other words, Clinton is accusing the Sanders campaign of lying in response to an environmental activist making a true accusation against Clinton.

In contrast, Clinton has been caught telling multiple lies about Sanders, and was even been chastised for her lying about Sanders by many people, including a former adviser to Bill Clinton, and  The New York Times, which has endorsed Clinton. Among her top lies of the campaign

Clinton has also been caught telling other lies beyond lying about Sanders during this campaign, such as when she was caught  rewriting history on her support for the defense of marriage act.  (She has also been caught lying about Donald Trump and other Republicans by the factcheckers, but there is already too much here to go into that today.)

Of course Clinton has a long history of lying which is not limited to her political opponents, such as her false claims of a tie between Saddam and al Qaeda to justify the Iraq war, and the many lies she has told about her conduct as Secretary of State.

There was no reason for Clinton to run such a dishonest campaign considering the degree to which Sanders has wanted to stick to the issues, but Clinton could not help herself. Lying is what she does (and having a habitual lier and warmonger as Commander in Chief is quite scary). This is also not very wise politically. There are already many Sanders supporters who will probably not vote for her if she wins the nomination, and bogus attacks on Sanders such as this will not help matters.

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6 Comments

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    SouthsideAl says:

    She was fired from one of her first jobs as a staffer on the Watergate Committee by the person who hired her for lies and fraud.  She's lied her entire adult life. 

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    Aliza says:

    Seriously???  What is she going to do if the Wall Street Dems nominate her, inspire of the majority wanting Bernie, and Dump or whoever is the GOP candidate, cleans the floor  with her with facts, insults, and lies????

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    Bob Munck says:

    She was fired from one of her first jobs as a staffer on the Watergate Committee by the person who hired her for lies and fraud

    Not according to the fact-checkers: "She was with the committee until it was disbanded following Nixon's resignation. She was not fired.

    "The guy who made the claims that he fired her wasn't her boss, didn't have the authority to fire her, didn't fire her, and contradicts himself since he has also said publicly that he didn't fire her."  https://www.quora.com/Was-Hillary-Clinton-fired-from-the-Watergate-investigation

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Bob’s quote comes from someone posting on Quora, not from a fact-checker.

    Still the evidence for the accusation is shaky. I haven’t spent much time on this but the first actual fact-check article I came upon concludes:

    So what are we to make of all this? Calabrese’s interview with Zeifman has been published around the Internet and repeated by pundits such as Rush Limbaugh and Neil Boortz. But there is nothing to out-and-out confirm Zeifman’s rendition. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t be true, but it makes it difficult to arrive at the truth.

    I think that the argument that Zeifman thought Clinton acted unethically is more credible than the claims she was fired but I haven’t seen good evidence either way. I consider this an unproven accusation and therefore do not use it in my posts.

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    Bob Munck says:

    <blockquote><i>Bob’s quote comes from someone posting on Quora, not from a fact-checker.</i></blockquote>The Quora page I linked to in turn links to several fact-checkers such as Snopes. It also links to right-wingers like WND trying hard to spread the rumor.

    <blockquote><i>I think that the argument that Zeifman thought Clinton acted unethically is more credible than the claims she was fired</i></blockquote>Of course both claims were made by the same guy, so it's easy to see why you find the former more credible than the latter.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    The links at Quora were of limited value beyond Snopes. The key point is that the quote in your comment is from a commenter at Quora, not from a fact-checker.

    Note I just said that Zeifman thought Clinton acted unethically, which is far from saying whether or not she acted unethically. This happened so long ago with limited actual information available, so I don’t see any point in spending time on researching this further. As I said, I don’t bother using it because there is a lack of good evidence on the matter. We do know that Zeifman had a low opinion of Clinton, but that by itself doesn’t really amount to much.

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