The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s allegedly illegal emails hasn’t hurt her campaign much, but new emails keep on getting released. Politico describes one email about jury duty.
“In one exchange from August 2011, Clinton gives a thumbs up to aide Jake Sullivan’s apparent attempt to not get picked for a trial when called for jury duty. ‘Look and sound eager–you’ll be viewed as too crazy for either side to pick, according to Kurt,’ Clinton emails Sullivan.”
According to the New York Post, a lot of emails sent to Clinton complimented her looks.
“Busy as they were, Hillary Clinton’s aides found time to constantly compliment their boss’ appearance, according to the latest batch of e-mails released by the State Department.”
The article reveals that when a photo of Hillary on her Blackberry started to go viral on the Internet in April of 2012, Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills told Clinton, who wondered why the picture was so popular, that she looked cute.
According to CBS, Hillary Clinton didn’t appreciate being cropped out of a historic picture.
“The Jerusalem Post reported today that a NY Hasidic paper Der Zeitung published the sit room photo w/o me (or Audrey T) photoshopped out perhaps because no woman should be in such a place of power or that I am dressed immodestly!!” Hillary angrily responded in another email.
The last email would help Hillary Clinton more than hurt her since she has long been a supporter of women’s rights. Hillary always talks about the “War on Women,” and trying to be an advocate for women’s rights has given Donald Trump ample ammunition to call Ms. Clinton a hypocrite, at least according to CBS This Morning.
“Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is taking aim at Hillary Clinton after the Democratic front-runner referred to the real estate mogul as sexist.”
According to the article, Trump’s political director, Michael Glassner, said that it is quite ironic that Clinton is playing the sexism card, especially given the record of her husband’s behavior in the White House. Trump indicated that he hasn’t gone after Clinton yet, but there is a lot to go after.
Many of Hillary Clinton’s critics allege that she helped victimize many women who came forward to talk about Bill Clinton’s unwanted sexual advances. A recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal highlighted some of those concerns.
“Mrs. Clinton wants to use her gender both as a political sword and shield to win the White House. The purpose is to make male politicians less willing to take her on, while reinforcing her main and not-so-subtle campaign theme that it’s time to elect the first woman President,” reads the editorial piece, while also stressing that Donald Trump has said some crude things.
The editorial goes on to add that nobody personified the war on women better than Clinton’s husband Bill in the 1990s and that Hillary did her best to smear her husband’s accusers. The biggest example was Monica Lewinsky, who Clinton referred to as a “stalker.”
Till this day, some people remember how Monica Lewinsky’s life was ruined, while Bill Clinton and his wife thrived after the biggest presidential sex scandal in history. Hillary Clinton has definitely worked hard as an advocate for equal rights for women and other groups. Perhaps Mrs. Clinton needs to tackle the controversy about the past head-on so it doesn’t haunt her at the most crucial parts of her presidential campaign.
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