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Letter: Clintons still haven’t paid the full price for scandals
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Former Sen. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, for the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump as president. - photo by Associated Press

After watching “Scandalous,” the revealing television series about Bill and Hillary Clinton, my conclusions are: 1, know the difference between right and wrong, then do right; 2, for those in leadership positions, there must be a higher standard of accountability because trust matters; 3, to date, the Clintons have not received the justice they deserve for their ceaseless corrupt conduct.

President Clinton was impeached on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury in the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. Sadly, enough gutless U.S. senators placed politics above principle and refused to oust him from the White House.

Bill and Hillary, along with partners Jim and Susan McDougal, had some shady dealings in the Whitewater real estate deal in Arkansas. Documents were missing from the Rose Law Firm where Hillary worked. Vince Foster, a key witness, was found dead (supposedly suicide) and Susan McDougal went to jail. Yet, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation refused to formally charge the Clintons.

Besides the Lewinsky affair, Bill was accused of sexual misconduct by many other women, among them Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, who was paid $850,000 to make the case go away. See a pattern here?

While serving as secretary of state, Hillary let Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, be the scapegoat for the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Rice, not Clinton, went on five Sunday shows to say the assault, which killed four Americans, was spontaneous and incited by an anti-Islamic video. In truth, it was a planned terrorist strike, but Hillary and other Democrats were determined to protect Barack “al-Qaida is on the run” Obama while he was running for a second presidential term. 

As secretary of state, Hillary used an unsecured private phone and had a computer server installed in her home. Later, after saying “I never got or received any information that was classified” on her private phone (untrue), her server was wiped clean and hundreds of emails were deleted. After she testified before the FBI, then-Director James Comey said her actions were “extremely careless” instead of “grossly negligent,” a more serious charge. Now, we’re told Comey decided not to indict her before the investigation ended lest it undermine her presidential campaign.

After Donald Trump’s shocking victory, Hillary writes “What Happened?” a book that identifies multiple reasons for her loss to Trump except the real one: Hillary was a conniving, cold candidate who failed to connect with the American people. It’s also hard to believe she didn’t know about the Democratic Party’s purchase of a fake dossier created to destroy Trump’s bid for president.

For more than three decades, “Slick Willy” and “Crooked” Hillary Clinton have been more elusive than John “The Teflon Don” Gotti, the notorious Mafia boss who was acquitted several times before being convicted and sentenced to prison. Perhaps one day the shameless Clintons will get what they deserve — incarceration — but I’m not holding my breath. Alas, there’s a double standard of ethics, accountability and justice concerning this deceitful duo.

Dick Biggs

Gainesville

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