Most of us were raised with certain truisms growing up. In our collective memories still echo the chiding of our parents: “Don’t run with scissors”; “Look both ways before crossing the street”; and of course the ever popular “You’ll put your eye out with that thing!” It’s a fair assumption that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were raised with the same.
Yet much like the obviousness of only those with external genitalia emptying their bladders in the Men’s Room, and those with internal genitalia emptying their bladders in the Ladies’ Room, maybe America needs to be reminded of one of the biggies our parents taught us – “a half truth is a whole lie.”
Yet possibly during the formative years of Hillary Rodham growing up in the very white and very comfortable upper-middle class Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, it could be that the woman who eventually became the presumptive Democratic Party candidate for president may have forgotten the last aphorism. Case in point very well could be the May 8, 2016 report by Eric Bradner of CNN regarding Hillary Clinton’s interaction with FBI agents looking into any possible criminal charges stemming from her home brewed email server.
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As cited by Bradner, Clinton did confirm that the FBI has yet to contact her directly to “schedule an interview over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.” As she was quoted during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” “No one has reached out to me yet.” The CNN correspondent went on to note that the position Clinton “expressed last year remains true: ‘I’m more than ready to talk to anybody, anytime.'”
Yet as noted by Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Fox Business show Varney & Co. on May 9, 2016, Clinton is purposefully attempting to wordsmith her way out of telling the whole truth to the citizenry. Showing the follow-up question on “Face the Nation” that CNN ignored, the CBS host asked Clinton, “So nobody said ‘So Hillary Clinton, we’d like to sit down and talk to you for a moment?'” To wit she responded flatly, “Not at this point.”
Napolitano, who is a retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge, who now teaches constitutional law as a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn Law School, was quite animated at the responses Clinton gave. While she herself is a lawyer (although her law license wassuspended in 2002), Napolitano stated, “I’m shaking my head, because she’s beingmisleading, yet again.”
Then Hizzoner asked rhetorically, “Has the FBI reached out to her directly? Absolutely, positively not! She’s represented by counsel. The FBI would break all kinds of regulation if they reach out to her directly. Has the FBI reached out to her lawyer? Of course it has!”
Judge Napolitano then spoke at some detail of the legalistic ins and outs of pre-indictment advocacy, and how that factors into the current FBI investigation of Clinton. Perhaps giving a Journalism 101 lesson to both CBS and CNN, Napolitano jokingly admonished the show’s host Stuart Varney, “So when you interview her, Mr. Varney, and you ask her ‘have you heard from the FBI?’ and she says ‘no,’ I want you to follow up by saying ‘But your lawyers have!'”
Not the first rime Clinton has played fast and loose with the truth, as reported by Fox News last February, during one of the Democratic Presidential Debates, she “told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, ‘I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested.’” Unfortunately for Clinton, Fox News reporters Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne cited numerous sources that all came to the same basic conclusion: The FBI doesn’t do “security reviews.” The FBI does criminal investigations.