The word “parsing” was invented for the Clintons. This is one of Bill Clinton’s greatest hits:
Here’s the full quote from the deposition:
“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. If the–if he–if ‘is’ means is and never has been, that is not–that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement….Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.”
When you look at this in retrospect, you realize that it got as ugly as it got because of the Clinton’s themselves. Bill Clinton took to the air and stipulated:
I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
Which in turn forced Starr and company to become detailed:
In his deposition for the Jones lawsuit, Clinton denied having “sexual relations” with Lewinsky. Based on the evidence provided by Tripp, a blue dress with Clinton’s semen, Starr concluded that the president’s sworn testimony was false and perjurious.
During the deposition, Clinton was asked “Have you ever had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, as that term is defined in Deposition Exhibit 1?” The judge ordered that Clinton be given an opportunity to review the agreed definition. Afterwards, based on the definition created by the Independent Counsel’s Office, Clinton answered, “I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.” Clinton later stated, “I thought the definition included any activity by [me], where [I] was the actor and came in contact with those parts of the bodies” which had been explicitly listed (and “with an intent to gratify or arouse the sexual desire of any person”). In other words, Clinton denied that he had ever contacted Lewinsky’s “genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks”, and effectively claimed that the agreed-upon definition of “sexual relations” included giving oral sex but excluded receiving oral sex.
The deceit that is part of the Clinton life fabric has not weakened with time. It may even be stronger now.
The other day we learned how Hillary Clinton’s server came to be furnished with loads of classified information- she simply had the markings removed before it was sent to her. Clinton continued her sleazy slimy defense of her actions in an interview with John Dickerson:
JOHN DICKERSON, “FACE THE NATION” HOST: This week another batch of emails were released by the State Department. One of them is back and forth between you and a staffer about a secure fax that won’t come through. You directed him to, quote, turn into non-paper with no identifying heading and send non-secure. Aren’t you ordering him to violate the laws on handling classified material there?
CLINTON: No, not at all. As the State Department said just this week, that did not happen. It never would have happened because that’s just not the way I treated classified information. Headings are not classification notices and so oftentimes we’re trying to get the best information we can. Obviously what I’m asking for is whatever can be transmitted, if it doesn’t come through secure to be transmitted on the unclassified system. No, there is nothing to that like so much else that has been talked about in the last year.
DICKERSON: What is striking about that particular email suggests you were very — how do this process you knew the instructions how to get around the restrictions for sending classified information. So you’re saying there was never any other instance which you did that?
CLINTON: No, and it wasn’t sent. I think this is another instance where what is common practice, namely I need information, I have points to make I was looking for secure fax that could give me the whole picture. Oftentimes there’s a lot of information that isn’t at all classified. Whatever information can appropriately transmitted unclassified often was. That’s true for every agency in the government and everybody does business with the government. But the important point here is, I had great confidence because I worked with Jake Sullivan for years. He is the most meticulous, careful person you could possibly do business with. and he knew exactly what was and wasn’t appropriate. In fact the State Department has said there was no transmission of any classified information. It’s another effort by people looking for something to throw against a wall, as you said in the beginning of the program to, see what sticks. But there’s no there there.
No, that doesn’t wash. Clinton said:
Headings are not classification notices…
That is in complete conflict with what the email says:
“If they can’t, turn into nonpaper [with] no identifying heading and send nonsecure.”
Once again, she’s lying. The whole interview is littered with this kind of nonsense.
“It never would have happened because that’s just not the way I treated classified information.”
“Headings are not classification notices “
“Obviously what I’m asking for is whatever can be transmitted”
“Oftentimes there’s a lot of information that isn’t at all classified.”
And of course, it’s someone else’s fault:
“But the important point here is, I had great confidence because I worked with Jake Sullivan for years.”
We can add these to the previous pile of Clinton Crap.
“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
“It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”
David Petraeus lost his career for less. Thomas Drake was punished for less. This is nuts.
It’s all the same. It’s all bullshit. The Clintons are avaricious and dishonest creatures and this country does not deserve to have to suffer them any longer. We’ve had enough.
PS: Notice the two mismatched caps on her front teeth.
Exit question: If the fax didn’t contain classified information, why need to strip the markings? Why the need to remove the identifying heading?
She really does think everyone else is stupid. Fortunately for her, liberals are that stupid.
If she’d done this for Bill, maybe Monica would never have happened. She had one job as First Lady and she outsourced it. In front of black audiences, Hillary tends to affect a Southern accent. I guess she was doing something analogous here.