Veteran Washington Post journalist Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton has a “difficult relationship with the truth.”

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    Apr 13, 2015 5:57 PM GMT
    My note: This isn't something just thrown together for the 2016 election. Bernstein wrote a book in 2008, A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.


    Bernstein agreed with own words, citing the infamous incident during the 2008 election when Clinton claimed contrary to the evidence that she had come under sniper fire on a Bosnian tarmac. ”I think that’s indicative of it,” he said. “There is a lot of obfuscation, there is a lot of opaqueness, there is a lot of forgetting. Whether it’s purposeful or not, I think some of it is.”

    According to Bernstein, Clinton’s problem with the truth came from her family life. “If you read this biography, and you understand her life … how she grew up, her father a misanthrope, abusive towards her mother, you understand her marriage and what she has been called upon to do to save her husband’s career — which she has done time after time after time — then you begin to understand the obfuscation, and its purpose, and where it comes from.”
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 14, 2015 12:23 AM GMT
    This is one of the compelling reasons why this woman is totally unfit for President. She distorts facts to make herself look good and she has this firmly ingrained attitude that she is entitled to fame and greatness.
  • bobbobbob

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    Apr 14, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
    Before Carl Bernstein called her out William Safire called her a congenital liar and went on to document it in a famous opinion piece.

    By writing about things like........

    Remember the story she told about studying The Wall Street Journal to explain her 10,000 percent profit in 1979 commodity trading? We now know that was a lie told to turn aside accusations that as the Governor's wife she profited corruptly, her account being run by a lawyer for state poultry interests through a disreputable broker.

    She lied for good reason: To admit otherwise would be to confess taking, and paying taxes on, what some think amounted to a $100,000 bribe.


    The abuse of Presidential power known as Travelgate elicited another series of lies. She induced a White House lawyer to assert flatly to investigators that Mrs. Clinton did not order the firing of White House travel aides, who were then harassed by the F.B.I. and Justice Department to justify patronage replacement by Mrs. Clinton's cronies.

    Now we know, from a memo long concealed from investigators, that there would be "hell to pay" if the furious First Lady's desires were scorned. The career of the lawyer who transmitted Hillary's lie to authorities is now in jeopardy. Again, she lied with good reason: to avoid being identified as a vindictive political power player who used the F.B.I. to ruin the lives of people standing in the way of juicy patronage.

    I'll be back with more later....