Authoritarians, Hillary Clinton explained Wednesday, don’t “usually telegraph” what they’re going to do, but when they do, you should “take [them] at [their] word.”
She then proceeded to telegraph exactly what Democrats are doing, and plan to continue doing, to bring about — as she put it — “the end of our country as we know it.”
Of course, in Wednesday’s appearance on “The View,” she accused Donald Trump — whom Clinton has clearly not forgiven for foiling her presidential aspirations — of being responsible for all those things. Trump, Clinton said, “means to throw people in jail who disagree with him, shut down legitimate press outlets, do what he can to literally undermine the rule of law and our country’s values.”
Let’s unpack that accusation.
Throwing dissidents in jail: Trump, after winning the presidency, declined to have his Justice Department prosecute Mrs. Clinton, despite the massive evidence of her illegal activity and the Obama Justice Department’s decision to come down on her classified information scandal with all the righteous indignation of a butterfly.
On the other hand, as “The View’s” Joy Behar admitted, Trump has been “criminally charged with 91 counts,” roughly half of which have been brought by his doddering 2024 opponent’s Justice Department, with the other half brought by state and local prosecutors like New York Attorney General Letitia James, who literally campaigned on bringing Trump down. (Read more: The Federalist, 11/09/2023) (Archive)