One of Bill O’Reilly’s favorite topics over the past couple of months has been Hillary Clinton’s alleged illegal emails. Tonight, he took things to a higher level by, once again, asking if the emails will derail her campaign.
“With all the Pope coverage and Republican politics all over the place, the Hillary Clinton email story is tough to define at this point.”
O’Reilly then showed a video of Bill Clinton talking about how Hillary Clinton was the most admired woman at the beginning of the year, but that changed because she announced she was running for the presidency. Therefore, the coverage of her changed. Basically, Bill Clinton thinks Hillary Clinton is being unfairly hammered. He had Amy Parnes, a senior correspondent from The Hill, talk about the emails.
“The fact is the story is alive and well. It’s not going away and that’s scary to the Clinton camp. You know they want this story to go away, they want to pivot to other issues, but they can’t.”
The New York Post is another source that won’t give up on the Hillary Clinton emails. The news outlet, which has written more articles on the topic than any other, had a scathing editorial on Sunday
“Hillary Clinton keeps insisting it’s all so simple, yet it all turns out to be so tangled — except when it turns out she simply lied. While most of the nation had its eyes on the papal visit last week, fresh waves of bad Clinton news broke.”
The editorial board accused her of lying about okaying an unusual arrangement where her top aide was allowed to pull down outside paychecks from the Clinton Foundation for her emails. They also note that a Freedom of Information suit by another organization, Citizens United, found out that the State Department had left out some major emails from what was turned over to the Benghazi Committee. There are many who still feel that Hillary Clinton mismanaged the whole Benghazi affair as Secretary of State and that she is hiding plenty of information about her wrongdoings.
Politico quoted Hillary Clinton in believing that the email controversy is nothing but a fake scandal.
“During the ’90s, I was subjected to the same kind of barrage…When I ran for the Senate, they overlooked all of that. I was elected senator after going through years of back and forth,” Clinton said.
While the email scandal has slightly weakened Clinton’s campaign, it hasn’t killed it. According to The Hill, Hillary Clinton (45 percent) is beating Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination (35 percent). However, they question the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll that revealed the results.
“At the very end of the press release, it is revealed that the poll is based on 256 Democratic primary voters nationwide, which is a margin of error of plus/minus 6 percentage points. Is that a responsible polling sample, with such a large margin of error?”
With the Pope no longer spending time in the country, Bill O’Reilly and others have more time to dedicate to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Hillary’s PR team has — so far — prevented a major backlash against her, but that can easily change if new damaging information is released. Do you think Hillary Clinton will survive the email server scandal and become the nominee for the Democratic party? Let us know in the comments section.
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