In her interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton denied there was any lasting brain damage from her severe concussion suffered in December 2012.
Hillary Clinton has not experienced any sustained after-effects from the concussion that sidelined her from her work at the State Department in late 2012 and early 2013, the former secretary of state told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview in advance of the release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”
“No lingering effects,” Clinton told Sawyer, when asked whether she had experienced any.
“No,” Clinton affirmed, when asked whether she still notices effects of any kind.
Well, I don’t know about that. Seems to me Hillary definitely is showing evidence of brain damage and here’s the proof:
Hillary whined about being “dead broke” despite being able to buy two homes worth over $4 million. It’s wasn’t the truth.
Hillary Clinton’s first Senate financial disclosure forms, filed for 2000, listed assets of $781,000 to $1.8 million, and legal debts of $2.3 million to $10.6 million.
Still, as the Clinton presidency ended, the couple bought a $2.85 million home in Washington and a $1.7 million spread in Chappaqua. And Hillary landed an $8 million advance for her book, “Living History.”
By 2004, they had paid their legal bills, and by 2009, when Hillary Clinton was preparing to become secretary of state, the couple’s wealth was between $10 million and $50 million, disclosure forms show.
Hillary claimed that Abraham Lincoln was a US Senator:
At Wednesday’s Rahm Emanuel-Hillary Clinton show for her book tour, she was responsible for another unforced error.
“I actually write about Rahm in the book,” Clinton said. “I asked him not to read it before we sat and did our interview! But it was in the very first chapter, the chapter I rightly call ‘Team of Rivals’ because that’s what it was in the beginning. A senator from Illinois ran against a senator from New York just as had happened way back with a senator from Illinois named Lincoln and a senator from New York named Seward. And it turned out the same way.”
Maybe Hillary is not ‘ready’ as Lincoln was never a senator because he lost that election to Stephen A. Douglas.
In her book Hillary claims there was a Marine detail in Tripoli during the Benghazi attacks. There was none.
Noting how many members of the public and Congress were surprised upon discovering “there were no U.S. Marines assigned to our Benghazi compound,” Clinton notes that Marines are assigned to only slightly more than 50% of the diplomatic posts throughout the globe, focused primarily on protecting, and if need be destroying classified items.
“So while there were Marines stationed at our embassy in Tripoli, where nearly all of our diplomats worked and which had the capability to process classified material, because there was no classified processing at the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, there were no Marines posted there,” Clinton writes.
It’s accurate that there were no Marines at the U.S. compounds in Benghazi – Clinton doesn’t go into it, but one of those compounds was a CIA compound with its own force protection.
But, as Gen. Carter Ham, the former commander of Africa Command, testified before Congress on June 26, 2013, “there was no Marine security detachment in Tripoli.”
Hillary claimed that David Brat ran against “immigrants.”
“[Brat’s] argument was this: There are Americans out of work, why should we allow immigrants into our country to take those jobs,” Clinton said. “I think that is a fair question. But the answer is not to throw out of work and deport the 11 million immigrants who are contributing already to our country. The answer is to grow our economy to create more jobs.”
Again, untrue. Brat ran against illegal immigration and amnesty for illegals. He never said anything against legal immigration.
Hillary allowed Diane Sawyer to do what Eric Wemple of the Washington Post described as “destroyed her.”
“What I did do,” Hillary responded, “was give very direct instructions to those people who have the expertise and experience in security.” When Sawyer pressed again on her personal involvement in security for the high-risk facility, Clinton again shrugged off the responsibility. “I’m not equipped to sit and look at blueprints to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be,” she replied.
When Sawyer continued pressing Clinton, she finally stated, “I take responsibility, but I was not making security decisions.” Eric Wemple at The Washington Post marveled at how Sawyer managed to “destroy” Clinton in that exchange. “For the record,” Wemple dryly observed, “possible-presidential-candidates-in-abeyance should never attach conjunctions to their declarations of responsibility-taking.” He also credited Sawyer with changing the narrative structure of the debate on Benghazi in a direction that clearly doesn’t favor the presumed candidate — which is exactly what the memoir launch is supposed to prevent.
Hillary Clinton is not well. She does not allow this sort of thing to happen. She does not make these kinds of glaring mistakes. There’s someone in her head but it’s not her.
If you still have doubts, watch this: