Forgive me for repeating myself, but I don’t know how else to say it. Hillary Clinton lies with the ease and abandon of a pathological liar. For example, take her performance yesterday at the FOX News Democratic town hall in Detroit. She seemed to tell Bret Baier that the nearly 2100 classified State Department emails passing through her insecure private server contained no classified information because, you know, the information “wasn’t classified at the time.” She might even be able to pass a polygraph examination on the point.
In this context Clinton declared to John Harwood this past Friday in Detroit: “I’ve been the most transparent public official in modern times as far as I know” (video below). Now that’s a lie I would categorize as a Whopper. But you have to love the Clintonian addendum “as far as I know.” It might be true in a sense; it depends on the meaning of “know.” Indeed, Jed Babbin construes Clinton’s statement in another way to derive some truth value from the proposition: “Hillary Clinton is the most transparently corrupt politician in American history since Boss Tweed.”
Related: Andrew McCarthy, “Clinton’s laughable claim: Petraeus offense was worse.”
Video via David Rutz/Washington Free Beacon.