WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2016 — The mainstream media took a break from reporting that Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is a racist and a one-man war on women and instead turned to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
In a welcomed change of pace, they decided to report on a trove of 15,000 newly released emails showing Clinton has a tendency to sell access to the U.S. government when she controls one of its dark corners.
And then, well, lie about it.
In a video clip posted on the AP website, reporter Stephen Braun said, “So far, all the materials (Clinton emails) that we have show that about half of all the non-government people who met with Secretary Clinton during her stint at the State Department donated to the Clinton Foundation – about 85 out of 154,” said Braun.
He added that “about forty of that number gave more than $100,000 each. About twenty of that number gave more than a million dollars each.”
“I’ve become increasingly shocked by the vast scope of Hillary Clinton’s criminality,” said Trump at a campaign rally in Austin, Texas.
“Hillary Clinton said she turned over all of her work-related email. She testified to Congress under penalty of perjury,” Trump continued. “Now we learn about another 15,000 emails she failed to turn over… The Clinton Foundation accepted as much as $60 million from Middle Eastern countries that oppress women, gays and people of different faiths. The foundation donors included corporations and individuals with significant matters before the State Department… The amounts involved, the favors done, and the significant numbers of times it was done, require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately.”
Trump said he wants a special prosecutor because the Justice Department and FBI “white-washed” Mrs. Clinton’s illegal housing of secret government information on her home computer server.
“They certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes, which happen all the time,” said Trump.
In one email exchange with an intermediary representing Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, Clinton gatekeeper Huma Abedin says her boss doesn’t “want to commit to anything… until she knows how she will feel.”
Secretary Clinton would come to feel extraordinarily chipper and ready to meet his royal highness after he and Bahrain Petroleum contributed sizable sums to her family foundation.
It’s clear, Mrs. Clinton’s health fluctuates mightily depending on how flush her bank account is at any given moment.
Like the old Broadway musical “Peter Pan,” in which children in the audience are asked to clap their hands to restore the dying Tinkerbell, Mrs. Clinton requires no more than the restorative power of cold, hard cash.
Abraham Lincoln once said corruption rewards “a crook with all the magnificence of our magnificent modern life.”
And presidential successor Bill Clinton proved “Honest Abe” right 133 years later when he rented the martyred president’s White House bedroom for $130,000 a night in political contributions.
At the time, the wags at Coldwell Banker estimated the executive mansion to be worth around $63 million. With 10 percent down and a 30-year fixed mortgage of 8 percent, the Clintons would only need to rent the Lincoln Bedroom five nights to cover the $600,000 monthly mortgage.
With today’s fixed rate at a low 3.4 percent, President Hillary Clinton can rent the Lincoln Bedroom for the same amount as her husband and more than cover the monthly mortgage – while generating positive cash flow.
The thought should make her soar like Tinkerbell.