America got another dose of “Clinton Speak” on 2 July when Chuck Todd interviewed Hillary Clinton on Meet The Press, and asked her:
CHUCK TODD: “Let me ask you this, your husband made an unannounced visit to the attorney general on the tarmac in Arizona. I’m curious of your initial reaction when you found out the news”
First, its telling that Todd asked about her initial reaction, and she spoke to her initial reaction. The interview was days after Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch held their secret meeting. Why didn’t Todd ask her about what she knew now? Why not ask her what her husband told her regarding the meeting? Why not ask about the questions that she asked her husband as to what he was thinking?
Because of the question, Hillary had an easy “Clinton Speak” answer:
HILLARY CLINTON: “Well, I learned about it in the news and it was a short, chance meeting at an airport tarmac and on both of their planes, as I understand it, were landing on the same tarmac at about the same time and the Attorney General’s husband was there. They said hello. They talked about grandkids, which is very much on our minds these days, golf, their mutual friend and former attorney general Janet Reno. It was purely social. They did not veer off of speaking about those kinds of, you know, very common exchanges.”
Hillary should be the world’s authority on what happened. It involved her husband, impacted an FBI investigation the she was the target for, was headline news for most of a week, and cast shadows on her presidential election bid.
Instead, she finished with her understanding from the news reports:
HILLARY CLINTON: “Well I think, you know, hindsight is 20/20. Both the Attorney General and my husband have said they wouldn’t do it again, even though it was from all accounts that I have heard and seen, an exchange of pleasantries”
Why is it so hard to get a straight answer from the Clintons? Could it be because they have so much to hide?