There are a lot of things that Bill Clinton has done over the years to embarrass his wife. Not that Hillary has any trouble doing that to herself.
But single-handedly losing her the presidential election has to take the cake.
A number of shocking truths came to light during FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
And, as the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank sleuthed out, perhaps the most stunning was how Bill inadvertently(?) sabotaged Hillary’s chances for the White House:
So now it can be told: Bill Clinton cost his wife the presidency.
Almost three hours into a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey shed new light on his decision to go public about his agency’s investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails, first in July 2016 and again, with devastating effect, in late October, 11 days before the election.
The specific reason he cited: Bill Clinton’s decision to board Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s plane in late June, when their planes were both on a tarmac in Phoenix.
In Comey’s telling, this public announcement in turn required Comey to speak up again in October, when more emails were found.
It’s a tragic chain of events: If Bill Clinton hadn’t boarded that plane in June, Comey might not have spoken out in July, which means he wouldn’t have felt compelled to speak up again in October, which means Hillary Clinton would have won the election in November.
Well, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, Dana.
Hillary lost because Donald Trump won. And Donald Trump won because the American people were ready for a real leader.
(via: Conservative Post)