Tuesday night was Bill O’Reilly’s last time on his show before taking a little break, but he made sure the night was memorable.
“In order to take the heat of his candidacy, the Trump campaign is now focusing on Hillary Clinton’s continuing email and foundation controversies, O’Reilly said at the start of The O’Reilly Factor before summarizing that Trump’s plan is to say Hillary Clinton is corrupt and demand an independent prosecutor to look into allegations against her.
He then showed a video of Donald Trump comparing Hillary’s corruption to the same that her husband had a hand in as the governor of Arkansas and that an independent prosecutor needed to get on the case.
“For the next few weeks, we will be hearing that Attorney General Loretta Lynch should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton Foundation controversy and the new email dump,” OReilly continued before noting Clinton’s strategy is just to “play cool” about it and underplay the scandal.
O’Reilly, like others, believes this presidential campaign is nasty, and it will only get worse. He says there is a lot at stake and that the difference between Trump and Clinton is huge. O’Reilly believes one of the reasons things have become so nasty is because, as a country, we are more divided than ever. O’Reilly then claimed he doesn’t like all the strife, even though many would say that political strife is what fuels shows such as Bill’s.
O’Reilly then detailed the latest additions to Clinton’s troubles, including an eye-opening article that the Associated Press published this afternoon.
“More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.”
The article adds that the 85 donors who met with Clinton in person or talked with her on the phone contributed as much as $156 million. Around 40 donated more than $100,000 each and 20 gave more than $1 million.
Bill then had Fox News Correspondent James Rosen on his show to talk about Clinton’s mess.
“This is not good news for Hillary Clinton. The Associated Press, which is widely respected — it’s not anybody’s idea of a right-wing attack machine — has been using the Freedom of Information Act and have gotten a hold of Secretary Clinton’s schedules and her calendars when she was America’s top diplomat,” Rosen anxiously told O’Reilly.
Bill O’Reilly asked Rosen if there was any perspective on this and how difficult it really is to get a personal conversation with a diplomat like Hillary Clinton. Rosen answered sarcastically by telling Bill it’s much easier when you give a donation of millions of dollars. Rosen noted that when Obama asked Hillary to become secretary of state, she had to sign an ethics agreement that her job would maintain a healthy distance from the Clinton Foundation.
After stipulating that the Clinton situation is “pay-for-play,” O’Reilly noted that Hillary’s foundation spent $21 million on traveling alone — eight percent of the total receipts. Rosen agreed that it was a lot of money and that they always traveled on the most expensive airplanes.
As the week rolls on, we are going to hear a lot more about Clinton’s troubles on Fox News. Bill O’Reilly may be on vacation, but you can bet that if something major is revealed, he will call in on the show as he usually does. Do you agree with Bill O’Reilly’s assessment of Clinton’s latest troubles? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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