Deroy Murdock: Finally flush the Clintons down the drainBy DEROY MURDOCK
November 06. 2016 6:41PM
“Drain the swamp!” GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has insisted before huge, increasingly confident crowds. But this slogan does not capture the urgency of the moment. This one does:
“Flush the toilet!”
Washington’s corruption under Obama and Clinton has devolved to fetid depths suggestive of the days before indoor plumbing. Step back and shudder at today’s unsanitary state of public affairs.
The Cosa Nostra-like tone that Hillary Clinton has set for herself and her associates suggests a preview for a new film: “The Godmother.”
As word emerged on March 2, 2015, that Hillary maintained an outlaw e-mail system in her Chappaqua mansion’s basement, WikiLeaks reports, her campaign chairman, John Podesta, e-mailed her top aide, Cheryl Mills: “We’re going to have to dump all those e-mails.” Podesta now claims that the meaning of the word “dump” is “release, distribute, or otherwise publicize.” This might be plausible, except that Team Clinton then erased some 33,000 “private” e-mails and used Bleachbit software to guarantee that Hillary’s server, at least digitally, sleeps with the fishes. Hillary’s aides demolished her 13 communications devices — not the single one that she lied about having, for “convenience” — some with hammers.
Most of this happened while these public records were under congressional subpoena. This is called obstruction of justice.
Meanwhile, five different FBI offices are probing the Clinton Foundation on suspicion of public corruption. The Wall Street Journal called this “a sprawling cross-country effort.” The Clinton Slush Fund…uh…Foundation seems to be mainly a travel and full-employment program for Hillary’s government in waiting. It’s also a bribe pump that sucks in money and spews out favors.
As detailed in Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash, the IRS wanted information on some $20 billion in 52,000 accounts that well-heeled Americans deposited with the Union Bank of Switzerland. So, UBS gave $60,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary then met in March 2009 with Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey and then intervened with IRS officials on UBS’ behalf. Like magic, IRS asked UBS for only 4,450 accounts — roughly 91 percent fewer than IRS first demanded.
UBS then gave $600,000 to the Clinton Foundation and paid Bill Clinton $1.5 million to attend several question-and-answer sessions with top UBS executives and their clients, many of whom populate the same top 1 percent that Hillary slams on the hustings.
Also, a Canadian investor named Frank Giustra donated to the Clinton Foundation. He and several investors then bought U.S. uranium concessions through a Canadian firm called Uranium One. They also gave $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.
A Russian-government-owned company then offered to buy Uranium One. Because uranium is a strategic asset, Hillary’s State Department had to approve the deal. It did. The Clinton Foundation’s donors cashed in. And Russia now owns 20 percent of America’s uranium assets.
WikiLeaks also revealed an elaborate memorandum in which Bill Clinton’s bag man, Doug Band, detailed for the Clintons and top Clinton Foundation executives an epic racket that he dubbed “Bill Clinton, Inc.” As Band explained, “Since 2001, President Clinton’s business arrangements have yielded more than $30 million for him personally, with $66 million to be paid out over the next nine years should he choose to continue with the current engagements.”
The FBI now is working overtime to determine if any of Hillary’s e-mails, classified or otherwise, migrated from her illicit server to a laptop shared by “one of my staffers” — her former “second daughter,” Huma Abedin — and Abedin’s estranged husband, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner. He is, of course, a confirmed serial sexter who allegedly swapped salacious messages with a 15-year-old girl.
Hillary Clinton is drowning in a perfect storm involving possible national security damage, probable public corruption, and certified sexual impropriety. And she has no one to blame but herself.
Just as this ethical hurricane spins, so should the toilet swirl next Tuesday. The American people should flush Team Clinton and their Obamaite cheerleaders into the collective national sewer.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor with National Review Online.