In an op-ed for the Washington Post on Thursday, former Secretary of State, former Senator, former First Lady, and unconvicted criminal Hillary Rodham Clinton advised the country that Robert Mueller’s report – far from exonerating President Trump – was in fact the blueprint to how “our election was corrupted, our democracy assaulted, our sovereignty and security violated.” All this by a couple of Russian hackers, a handful of Facebook ads, and some social media hashtags. She really knows how to paint a picture, doesn’t she?
In case you didn’t get the point, Hillary goes on to compare this moment in time to two monumental events in recent U.S. history.
First, Watergate. “Then, as now, there was an investigation that found evidence of corruption and a coverup,” she writes. “It was complemented by public hearings conducted by a Senate select committee, which insisted that executive privilege could not be used to shield criminal conduct and compelled White House aides to testify. The televised hearings added to the factual record and, crucially, helped the public understand the facts in a way that no dense legal report could. Similar hearings with Mueller, former White House counsel Donald McGahn and other key witnesses could do the same today.”
Hillary neglects to mention that the “corruption” Mueller was supposed to find involved members of the Trump campaign colluding with Russian government officials to steal the election. He found no such thing. Seems noteworthy, but Democrats have quickly gotten very good at ignoring that inconvenient fact.
Second, the September 11, 2001 attacks. “After 9/11, Congress established an independent, bipartisan commission to recommend steps that would help guard against future attacks,” Hillary writes. “We need a similar commission today to help protect our elections. This is necessary because the president of the United States has proved himself unwilling to defend our nation from a clear and present danger.”
Yes, the clear and present danger of Russian trolls on Twitter. The clear and present danger that some boring DNC emails might get out. This is what Hillary Clinton has the gall to compare to a terrorist attack that took the lives of 3,000 Americans.
What she doesn’t find all that relevant, except as a cautionary tale, is the impeachment of her husband Bill Clinton. “Congress should hold substantive hearings that build on the Mueller report and fill in its gaps, not jump straight to an up-or-down vote on impeachment,” she writes. “In 1998, the Republican-led House rushed to judgment. That was a mistake then and would be a mistake now.”
It’s a presidential scandal on the scale of Watergate! It’s an attack on America comparable to 9/11! But uh, no, it’s not like that time my husband was impeached for obstruction of justice. That was just a witch hunt, mind you. That was just a bunch of opposing party members trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. It’s really not similar at all.
Oh, Hillary, how we’ve missed you. Why not throw your hat into the ring one last time?