Brit Hume: ‘With Such a Record of Mendacity,’ Good Thing for Hillary ‘She’s Not a Republican’

‘Nearly 20 years ago, the late columnist William Safire of The New York Times described Hillary Clinton as a “congenital liar”’

Brit Hume: "With Such A Record Of Mendacity, It's A Good Thing For Hillary Clinton That She's Not A Republican" (RealClearPolitics)

BRIT HUME, FOX NEWS: Nearly 20 years ago, the late columnist William Safire of The New York Times described Hillary Clinton as a "congenital liar." The list of her whoppers was long then and it has been growing ever since. She claimed that as a novice investor in Arkansas she made a 10,000% killing trading cattle futures by reading The Wall Street Journal. Something one observer said was akin to "driving to Hawaii."

She said she came under sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. She didn't.

She said her daughter was jogging around the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. She wasn't.

She even once claimed that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary after he became the first man to climb Mount Everest. But that didn't happen until five years after she was born.

More recently she claimed she'd turned over all her job-related e-mails from her days as Secretary of State. But more work-related e-mails have since turned turned up that the State Department didn't have. And she claimed the notorious Sidney Blumenthal was just an old friend with whom she kept in touch and who sent her unsolicited e-mails. Turns out as we've heard she was reaching out to him in the dark of night during the first year of the Obama administration and her e-mails make clear she welcomed and encouraged his advice. With such a record of mendacity, and there are numerous other examples, one thing is clear, it's a good thing for Hillary Clinton that she's not a Republican.

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