“Hillary Clinton’s all-encompassing ambition will ensure that she can never be completely counted out for a presidential run as long as she is still drawing breath,” noted Robert Spencer recently. With Biden more addled by the day, and few prospects on the bench, such a run could indeed happen — especially with Hillary’s recent hints on the matter.
But Hillary has a problem.
“If Hillary were held accountable for her actions,” Spencer adds, “there would be no question of her running for president in 2024 or ever.” Those actions include the home-brew server, the Russia Hoax, Benghazi, and the Clinton Foundation, the influence-peddling scheme Peter Schweizer exposed in Clinton Cash. Hillary Clinton has also escaped accountability for actions from her early days as First Lady, when the FBI became an ally.
Bill Clinton was the first presidential candidate to offer a two-for-one deal, and once in office he put Hillary in charge of health care reform. The Yale law alum had served as chair of the legal services corporation under Jimmy Carter. With the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas, Hillary performed legal work for the Madison Guarantee Savings and Loan Association, which went bust, leaving taxpayers on the hook. With Hillary in the White House, that became an issue.
Hillary’s choice for deputy White House counsel was Vincent Foster, her colleague with the Rose law firm. The dapper Foster had custody of Hillary’s billing records, a potential problem for the new administration and Hillary in particular.
On July 19, 1993, President Clinton fired FBI director William Sessions. The next day at approximately 1 p.m., Foster came out of his office, suit jacket in hand, and told White House aide Linda Tripp “I’ll be back.” As it turned out, he would not be back.
At approximately 6 p.m. that day, Foster’s body was found in Fort Marcy Park in Virginia. The deputy White House counsel had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, but in one account he was found on a berm in a straight coffin-like position with the gun still in his hand. In a suicide, that seldom if ever happens.
Police normally treat death by gunshot as a homicide. As Christopher Ruddy noted in The Strange Death of Vincent Foster, if he perished by the hand of another, Foster would have been the highest-ranking White House official to be killed since President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. And since Foster was a high-level government employee, his death was a public matter.
Before all the facts were in, Ruddy notes, the Park Police, FBI, and Clinton White House concluded that Foster’s death was a suicide. The FBI also downplayed any evidence that contradicted official claims, and as Ruddy shows, plenty of evidence ran against the official story.
“The American public has not been told the complete facts of this case,” wrote former FBI director William Sessions in his cover endorsement. According to Sessions, the book raised “serious concerns about the handling of the Foster case,” and “it is legitimate to question the process employed by authorities to make their conclusions.”
Under new FBI boss Louis Freeh, the Foster case never got the full investigation it deserved. As the New York Times noted in January of 1996, after nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, the White House “unexpectedly discovered copies of missing documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s law firm that describe her work for a failing savings and loan association in the 1980s.” That miraculous discovery also escaped the full investigation it deserved, and the Clintons served two full terms.
William Sessions passed away in 2020 at the age of 90. He had tried to prevent the politicization of the FBI, on the rise in recent years. The composite character David Garrow charted in Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, deployed the FBI against candidate and President Trump and several of his key associates. Hillary had violated several laws, but in July of 2016, FBI boss James Comey said “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges against her and none did. For David Horowitz it was “the most breathtaking fix in American history.”
That fix kept Hillary in the race, but she lost to upstart Donald Trump, who financed his own campaign. Hillary then traveled the world explaining how she had “won” parts of the country not occupied by the deplorables, code for anyone less than worshipful of Hillary Clinton. As the former First Lady and Secretary of State now dusts off her victory speech, the FBI is more in the tank for Democrats than in 2016.
Comey, Strzok et all faced no criminal charges and FBI’s Kevin Clinesmith, who forged documents, avoided jail and is once again a lawyer in good standing. Under FBI boss Christopher Wray and DOJ director Merrick Garland, those less than worshipful of the Biden Junta become “domestic terrorists.”
Before the 2020 election, some speculated that Biden would claim health issues and step aside for Kamala Harris, the president Democrats really wanted. At the dawn of 2020, the increasingly incompetent Kamala is more unpopular than Biden, already on record that he’s running in 2024.
As long as she is drawing breath, Hillary Clinton will want to be president. Hillary Clinton now finds other Democrats standing in her way. If she gains traction for 2024, and the FBI backs her as they did in 1993 and 2016, things could get interesting. As Trump likes to say, we’ll have to see what happens.