Hillary Clinton has a deep well to draw from when asked about the challenges she’s faced. But her admission yesterday that staying in her marriage was the “gutsiest” thing that she’s done in her personal life was remarkable. In part, remarkable because over the years she’s stayed pretty quiet when it comes to discussing being married to one of the world’s most exposed philanderers, only occasionally alluding to what must have been some very painful experiences. In part, remarkable because who doesn’t like a glimpse into what makes a well-known marriage tick? As a central and defining arrangement that so many diverse cultures have in common, marriage is a unique (and dare I say it, strange) institution. A public-facing framework for, well, feelings. While religious bodies, governments, society and your gossipy neighbors next door have long done their best to set clear rules around what marriage is and means, how a marriage should be conducted … [Read more...] about What did Hillary Clinton mean it was ‘gutsy’ to stay with Bill? It’s complicated | Jean Hannah Edelstein
Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox. Is Hillary Clinton trolling us? Over the past two weeks, Mrs. Clinton has called President Trump a “corrupt human tornado.” She’s refused to appear on a panel with Kirstjen Nielsen, the former homeland security secretary best known for separating migrant children from their families. She’s picked a fight with Representative Tulsi Gabbard, suggesting that the Hawaii congresswoman and presidential candidate is a favorite of the Russians. And she’s tweeted a letter mocking Mr. Trump with language that makes it unprintable in this family newsletter. Welcome to Hillary Unplugged. For most of her public career, Mrs. Clinton has been constrained by the expectations of her position, be it first lady, senator or secretary of state. Now, after her stunning loss in 2016, it seems she finally feels liberated to speak her mind. And she’s certainly stirring up a lot of drama while doing it. The two-time Democratic … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton, Master Troll?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused President Trump on Friday of having “turned American diplomacy into a cheap extortion racket.” “He has denigrated and, let’s be honest, stabbed in the back, the career foreign service officers who serve bravely and selflessly no matter the politics of the administration that they are working under. And now they are caught in the crossfire,” Clinton said at a human rights awards ceremony at Georgetown University, where she spoke about the impeachment inquiry launched this week by House Democrats. Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the formal impeachment inquiry into Trump on Tuesday, the president has amped up his stream of invective against the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump over his repeated attempts to enlist Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Prior to a July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: Trump 'has turned American diplomacy into a cheap extortion racket'
The long-running State Department investigation into former Secretary Hillary Clinton's private email server has extended to as many as 130 U.S. diplomats who sent messages to to her private email, The Washington Post reported. The private server might have been scrubbed, but those officials who exchanged potentially classified material with her private email account has permitted the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security to get a glimpse of what it contained. The investigation that began during the Obama administration has intensified now as it nears completion and the State Department has contacted those who exchanged retroactively classified emails that potentially violate security. "This has nothing to do with who is in the White House," a senior State Department official told the Post. "This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about 3½ years." However, amid the recent impeachment inquiry into President … [Read more...] about WashPost: State Dept Probes Emails Sent to Hillary Clinton
Defeated 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the man who bested her “illegitimate” because he only won by cheating. Still, Mrs. Clinton confidently predicted President Trump would lose his 2020 reelection bid because, she told “CBS Sunday Morning” in an interview to air this weekend, people now see through him. Mrs. Clinton told interviewer Jane Pauley that she is not upset by Mr. Trump’s continuing denunciations and the “lock her up” chants at his rallies because “he knows he’s an illegitimate president.” The former first lady explained that Mr. Trump is “illegitimate” because her defeat was the result of nefarious tactics. “I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used — from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did,” she said. … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: ‘Illegitimate president’ Donald Trump won’t be reelected