No honest, objective person can deny that Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar.
The so-called mainstream media are laser-beam focused at Donald Trump with their constant barrage of negative reporting and commentary. Yet they purposefully ignore the really big political story, which is that Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar. She is one of the most dishonest presidential candidates in U.S. History. But she is in a tight race for the dishonesty title with Barack Obama and her husband “Slick Willy.” Just pause and think about that for a minute. The three most powerful Democrats are demonstrably deeply dishonest. In other words, they are a bunch of liars! This is not my opinion, it is a matter of settled fact.
Of course most of the media are as dishonest as Hillary, Barack, and Willy. Most of them are registered Democrats and they want their candidate to win. It’s that simple. But that does not mean it is right. In fact, it is not only wrong ethically, it is extremely harmful to all of us. In order for we the people to make wise decisions about who we elect to lead us, we need honest, factual information about all the candidates. And before any readers ask me why I am not writing a similar article about Donald Trump, here’s my answer: The media are already doing it (often dishonestly) — every hour of every day.
And why am I writing about Hillary Clinton at BarackObamaFile.com? It’s simple: Hillary Clinton’s politics and policies are interchangeable with Barack Obama’s. A Hillary Clinton presidency would give us another four years of Barack Obama.
Here’s a sampling of Hillary Clinton’s lies
The following list is taken from PolitiFact, which you may know, is not a right-wing website. You should also know that this list of Hillary Clinton lies is far from being complete. It barely probes the surface of a much deeper ocean of deceit. You see, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been lying to the world for a very long time. I repeat: Hillary Clinton is a pathological liar.
- Said Donald Trump “doesn’t make a thing in America.” — Friday, July 29th, 2016 in a speech at Temple University — FALSE
Many Trump products are made in America including his hats, wine and water. Though photos on the internet circulated of one of his hats having been made in China, PolitiFact found that wasn’t true.
- Said unlike Tim Kaine, who “invested” in education, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence “slashed education funding.” — Hillary Clinton on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 in a campaign rally in Miami, Fla. — FALSE
Indiana has not “slashed” education funding under Pence’s leadership. In fact, it’s been on the rise every year since Pence took office in 2013.
- Said she “never received nor sent any material that was marked classified” on her private email server while secretary of state. — Hillary Clinton on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 in an interview on MSNBC — FALSE
FBI findings tear holes in Hillary Clinton’s email defense
- “It was allowed,” referring to her email practices. — Hillary Clinton on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in an interview on ABC — FALSE
Hillary Clinton is sticking to her defense that her use of a private email server while secretary of state was “allowed,” despite a critical independent audit that found it really wasn’t.
- “Let me say that I don’t think (Bernie Sanders has) had a single negative ad ever run against him.” — Hillary Clinton on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 in an interview on “Meet the Press” — FALSE
Hillary Clinton wrong that no negative ads have hit Bernie Sanders
- “The Clean Power Plan is something that Sen. Sanders has said he would delay implementing.” — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in in the Democratic debate in Florida — FALSE
Hillary Clinton wrongly says Bernie Sanders wants to delay the Clean Power Plan
- “You are three times more likely to be able to get a mortgage if you’re a white applicant than if you’re black or Hispanic, even if you have the same credentials.” — Hillary Clinton on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in an MSNBC-Telemundo town hall — FALSE
Hillary Clinton is off-base on comparison of mortgage rejections by race
- “We now have more jobs in solar than we do in oil.” — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 in an editorial board interview with the Concord Monitor — FALSE
For the oil industry, she didn’t look at the whole picture. And self-reported calculations by both the solar and oil and gas industry aren’t close. Oil and gas reports 10 times more jobs.
- “I am the only candidate on either side who has laid out a specific plan about what I would do to defeat ISIS.” — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in a speech in Burlington, Iowa — FALSE
We don’t see strong evidence for Clinton’s claim that she’s the only member of the 2016 field with a “specific plan.” We rate the claim False.
- “Every piece of legislation, just about, that I ever introduced (in the U.S. Senate) had a Republican co-sponsor.” — Hillary Clinton on Monday, January 18th, 2016 in comments at a campaign organizing event — FALSE
Her campaign says she meant to cast the statement differently, but we cannot rule based on what candidates intended to say. Clinton introduced a significant amount of legislation without Republican co-sponsors.
- “We now have driven (health care) costs down to the lowest they’ve been in 50 years.” — Hillary Clinton on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 in comments during the South Carolina Democratic presidential debate — FALSE
The Clinton campaign acknowledges that the candidate misspoke.
- ISIS is “going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.” — Hillary Clinton on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 in the Dec. 19 Democratic presidential debate — FALSE
We were unable to find any evidence to support this. The Clinton campaign did not provide any evidence that this is already happening — only that it could be happening, or that it may in the future. If ISIS was using Trump for recruitment videos, we would expect a frenzy of media coverage over it. We rate this claim False.
- The gun industry is “the only business in America that is wholly protected from any kind of liability.” — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 in a town hall-style campaign event in Iowa — FALSE
Clinton is talking about a law that says the gun industry is protected from liability in certain instances, but the law also specifies several situations in which the gun industry is susceptible to lawsuits. Further, Congress has passed a number of laws that protect a variety of business sectors from lawsuits in certain situations, so the situation is not unique to the gun industry.
- The Benghazi probe is “the longest-running congressional investigation ever.” — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 in a campaign Tweet — FALSE
The clearest way to measure this is to look at when a special congressional committee dedicated to a specific investigation officially began and ended. By this measure, this claim is wrong. While the Benghazi investigation has lasted about 17 months, we found other investigations that lasted 30, 40 and even 90 months. And the number of longer investigations only goes up once probes by permanent committees are included. We rate the claim False.
- Says Scott Walker rejected legislation to make college loan payments tax deductible and the result was “to raise taxes on students.” — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in a speech — FALSE
The Republican governor hasn’t stated support for Democratic-sponsored measures that would have provided the tax deduction, but he has never rejected such legislation, either. Since Walker has been in office, the measures have never been approved by the GOP-controlled Legislature and therefore have never been sent to the governor’s desk. Moreover, failing to pass legislation that would have provided a tax deduction doesn’t mean that taxes on student loan borrowers were increased. We rate Clinton’s statement False.
- “Not one of the 17 GOP candidates has discussed how they’d address the rising cost of college.” — Hillary Clinton on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 in a tweet — FALSE
While some Republican hopefuls haven’t had much to say on the issue, it’s not accurate to say none of them have. Rubio has made higher education spending a major plank of his campaign, and other candidates like Christie and Fiorina have set forth ideas and positions. Other candidates have at least mentioned the subject at times. We rate Clinton’s statement False.
- Hedge fund managers “pay less in taxes than nurses and truck drivers.” — Hillary Clinton on Monday, May 18th, 2015 in an appearance in Mason City, Iowa — FALSE
Clinton said that hedge fund managers “pay less in taxes than nurses and truck drivers.” She is certainly wrong for dollar amounts, which is what her statement was about. If she meant to say tax rates, that’s more complicated, and the data doesn’t clearly back up the point. Here, we’re looking at just taxes paid, so we rate her claim False.
- Says “all my grandparents” immigrated to America. — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 in a roundtable chat in Iowa — FALSE
It’s very clear from the evidence that not all of Hillary Clinton’s grandparents were immigrants. In fact, only one was. We rate Clinton’s statement False.
- “If you are driving on average in America this summer, you’ll save — according to Department of Energy figures — about $70.” — Hillary Clinton on Sunday, May 4th, 2008 in Indianapolis — FALSE
You only get to $70 by calculating the savings for a family of four, which has two vehicles. Leaving out that qualifier makes a big difference. In fact, if $70 is the savings for a family of four with at least two vehicles, it seems likely that the average savings for an individual would be closer to half of $70 than the $70 Clinton claims. We rate her statement False.
- “I actually started criticizing the war in Iraq before (Obama) did.” — Hillary Clinton on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 in Eugene, Ore. — FALSE
Clinton might be showing moxie by trying to reframe the Iraq issue in a way that puts her on top, but the facts don’t support it. On the statement that she criticized the war first after Obama became a senator, the Truth-O-Meter says False.
- “So that 2005 energy bill was a big step backwards on the path to clean, renewable energy. That’s why I voted against it.” — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 in debate in Las Vegas — FALSE
No, it was a boon to renewable fuel industry. We rate her statement False.
- “It’s just outrageous that under President Bush, the National Institutes of Health have been basically decreased in funding.” — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 in Philadelphia, Pa. — FALSE
NIH funding is up under Bush. We rate her statement False.
- English “is our national language…if it becomes official, that means in a place like New York City you can’t print ballots in any other language.” — Hillary Clinton on Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 in New Hampshire. — FALSE
An official designation alone would not cancel government programs, and although several pieces of legislation now pending in Congress would repeal some federal mandates on things such as non-English ballots, none of the bills would go so far as to prohibit governments from helping non-English speakers as Clinton said. A 2000 presidential executive order, signed by Bill Clinton, makes it federal policy that multilingual services are considered to be among the rights guaranteed in federal civil rights law. We rate her statement False.
A sampling of Hillary Clinton’s lies in news coverage (with links)
44 More Lies Turn Up In Hillary’s Emails — Investor’s Business Daily — August 10, 2016
Judicial Watch, which has been doing all the heavy lifting to expose the extent of Hillary Clinton’s scandalous use of a private email account while secretary of state, released dozens of emails on Tuesday that shouldn’t exist.
Hillary Clinton’s long list of lies — Chicago Tribune — July 5, 2016
Perhaps this election might show that we are tired of career politicians who lie to us and don’t accomplish anything but lining their pocketbooks. At least Trump did not create this massive debt we have — Clinton was a senator while this piled up — and he created jobs instead of destroying them like Clinton wants to do with more regulations. Except for the banks and companies that pay her campaign!
FBI: Everything Hillary Said About Emails Was a Lie. But No Prosecution — Breitbart News — July 5, 2016
FBI director James Comey announced on Tuesday morning that he would not be recommending that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for mis-handling classified information. But in the course of his presentation, he demonstrated that literally everything she and her campaign had told America about her email servers was a complete lie.
5 ways Comey (FBI Director) contradicted Clinton’s email claims — Politico.com — July 5, 2016
FBI Director James Comey tore up Hillary Clinton’s email script on Tuesday. During a highly unusual news conference, Comey directly contradicted several of Clinton’s statements about her private server — refuting her claims that she turned over all her work-related messages as well as her vow that she didn’t send or receive “anything that was classified at the time.”
Fact check: Hillary Clinton’s false and misleading claims — USA Today — July 24, 2016
In advance of the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Hillary Clinton, who is set to accept her party’s nomination for president later this week.
It is a most amazing thing! Hillary Clinton lies so regularly and so easily. Yet millions of Liberal Democrats seem not to care at all about it. That is a truly sad and depressing statement on where we are as a nation. And Hillary Clinton’s lies are just one element of who she is. Yes, there is more to come — think corruption.