Bill Clinton

Horrible Harvey and the Democrats’ Conspiracy of Silence

Featured image Now that it is safe to do so, apparently, just about every actress in Hollywood is telling lurid stories about Harvey Weinstein. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the latest. Weinstein tried to lure Paltrow into giving him a nude massage, which caused her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, “to angrily confront Weinstein at a film premiere.” Presumably everyone in Hollywood knew about it. The New Yorker has a long article »

The human stain

Featured image The Weekly Standard has posted a brilliant column by senior editor Lee Smith reflecting on the meaning of the disgrace of Harvey Weinstein. Lee’s piece is titled “The human stain: Why the Harvey Weinstein story is worse than you think.” It is unlike anything else you will read on Weinstein and full of quotable quotes to boot, including this cutting “thought experiment”: Would the Weinstein story have been published if »

It’s Clinton’s Fault!—Bill, That Is

Featured image With mounting evidence that the Democratic Party is shifting massively further to the left (separate post on this coming soon), Hillary’s remembrances of things past is not going over well with a party base that has been slowly revolting against her husband for a long time. And now comes Newsweek, with a cover story saying that everything wrong with America today is Bill’s fault! The story is actually an excerpt »

Let’s Not Forget How the North Korea Crisis Originated

Featured image Liberals are criticizing President Trump for belligerent language directed toward North Korea. They think he should be more diplomatic, like other presidents have been for the last 25 years. Because that worked so well, apparently. This short video clip of President Clinton announcing the 1994 deal under which North Korea agreed not to develop nuclear weapons in return for a great deal of money is a great reminder of how »

Some Pictures Just Can’t Wait Till Saturday Morning

Featured image I’m traveling today, but not to worry: I’ve got the Week in Pictures in hand for tomorrow morning, going up at 6 am (central time) sharp as usual. But sometimes a picture comes along that is so extraordinary that it deserves to be separated from the crowd: I mean seriously: what the hell? Clinton between two Bushes? Does Slick Willie not know how symbolically accurate this photo is, displaying his »

Now I Get It

Featured image During the long campaign I wondered about rumors that the Clintons were secretly behind Trump’s candidacy, or least least hoping he would win the GOP nomination as he’d be the easiest to beat. There’s lots of reporting (and some leaked emails) that the person the Clintons most feared in the GOP field was . . . Jeb Bush. Which shows how bad the Clintons have become at politics. The best »

Trump: Genius or Savant?

Featured image From the beginning of Trump’s implausible rise to the presidency, I’ve wondered whether he’s a Chauncey Gardner-style idiot savant (which is what liberals always thought of Reagan, even after he demolished them at successive elections), a shrewd genius of sorts, or just plain lucky. Increasingly the evidence leans toward the second explanation—that underneath Trump’s verb-tense and syntactically-challenged stream-of-consciousness speaking (and Tweeting) style, there is a shrewdness about him that bespeaks »

In Re O’Reilly, Part Four

Featured image Paul has written about the downfall of Bill O’Reilly in a series of three posts, the most alarming of which was Part Three. I want to add a cartoon coda. I don’t usually come down hard on hypocrisy. It strikes me as a relatively mild failing. But when it comes to liberals and Bill O’Reilly (or Donald Trump), the contradiction is so stunning that one can hardly help remarking on »

What’s next for Bill Clinton?

Featured image Geoffrey Norman of the Weekly Standard wonders what’s next for Bill Clinton. The answer, Norman suggests, is irrelevance. I think what’s next for Bill Clinton is plenty of what he seemed to be doing in the video below during President Trump’s inauguration. Plus some of what he probably was thinking about doing at that moment. Irrelevance need not be so bad. Hillary Clinton probably won’t be doing much of she »

Tough times at the Clinton Foundation? [UPDATED]

Featured image My friend Jim Scanlan informed me that Bill Clinton has promised to “personally triple” donations to the Clinton Foundation. Sure enough, here’s the pop-up on the Foundation’s website in which Clinton does so. If you follow the links that lead towards donating, you learn that Clinton will “triple” donations “up to [the Foundation’s] goal of $200,000.” According to this report, Clinton Foundation chairman Bruce Lindsey also announced in an email »

Freakout in Chappaqua

Featured image The other day, Bill Clinton held court at a bookstore in or near Chappaqua, New York, where he and Hillary live. According to a report in a local newspaper, Clinton told his fellow shoppers that he had “received” a phone call from president-elect Trump the day after the election. Clinton said that Trump had been cordial, “like it was 15 years ago” when the Clintons and Trumps were on friendly »

Clinton Foundation accepted $1 million without telling Clinton State Department

Featured image The Clinton Foundation has admitted that it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department. Clinton had promised to let the Department review new or materially increased support from foreign governments. The Clinton Foundation claims that this did not violate Hillary’s promise because the $1 million gift did not “materially increase” Qatar’s support for the operation. Apparently, it »

The Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting — even worse than we thought

Featured image It now appears that the FBI has been investigating the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation for more than a year. This casts the informal meeting last summer on an airplane between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in an even worse light than before. As one reader puts it: It would seem rather inappropriate [for Attorney General Lynch] to be meeting with someone without staff if the person is not just »

High-ranking DOJ official offered “heads up” to Podesta on Clinton emails

Featured image Last night, I wrote about the infamous Marc Rich pardon — the subject this week of an FBI document release. This morning, Scott wrote about the connection between the Rich pardon and Peter Kadzik, the assistant attorney general who wrote to Congress the other day about the current investigation into the newly discovered Huma Abedin emails. The connection is direct: Kadzik was a lobbyist who pushed for the Rich pardon. »

Marc Rich revisited

Featured image In his excellent Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama, Steve Hayward observes of Bill Clinton: “Clinton’s most flagrant abuse of his constitutional power was the pardon.” As Steve recounts, the pardon of Marc Rich represented abuse of authority, gross corruption and ruthless prevarication all in one tidy package. It signfies! With the return of the Marc Rich pardon to the news — courtesy (ahem) of the »

FBI releases documents regarding Clinton pardon of fugitive Dem donor

Featured image The FBI has published 129 pages of internal documents related to its investigation years ago into Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Democratic donor Marc Rich. According to the Washington Post, the records don’t appear to provide much new information about the matter (I haven’t yet reviewed them), but they serve as a reminder of the scandal. Naturally, Team Hillary is steamed. Clinton flack Brian Fallon tweeted that the FBI’s move »

The Clinton degradation

Featured image The prospect of a second Clinton presidency lies before us. I find it almost unbelievable. FBI Director Comey’s announcement of the investigation of newly discovered emails is a timely reminder of what a Clinton presidency holds in store for us simply in terms of lawlessness and scandal, not to mention the horribly destructive public policies she advocates. In her four-minutes press conference this past Friday evening, Clinton was asked what »