Dr. Thomas Swan studied cognition and culture at Queen's University Belfast. He enjoys exploring the interplay between politics and culture.
A List of 9 Scandals Involving Hillary Clinton
The scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton are the surface tremors of a far greater disturbance. To many, Hillary embodies a stern but kind, hard-working, wronged wife and mother. To others she is a consummately corrupt politician who has used her image and connections to reach the very top of American politics. Hillary’s underlying character must be understood if we are to gauge the legitimacy of the scandals and allegations that haunt her.
To that end, this article will explore the findings of Wikileaks, her voting record, her presidential campaign ads, the sordid history of donations to her election campaigns, her connections to the health insurance industry and Zionism, the Benghazi scandal, and her secretive email practices. As a European observer who has more in common with the Democrats, I offer this largely condemnatory article as an objective investigation of the real Hillary Clinton.
1. The Hillary Wikileaks Scandal
In November of 2010, Wikileaks revealed that the US State Department had recently issued a confidential cable ordering US diplomats to spy on UN officials. The order to gather fingerprints, iris scans, DNA, credit card details and computer passwords went far beyond previous spying efforts and contravened the human rights of UN officials.
Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State at the time, denied having issued the order, despite her name being present at the bottom of the cable. A spokesperson for the State Department claimed it is standard procedure to affix the name of the Secretary of State to cables from Washington. While this may be true, it is bewildering how Hillary could not be privy to information sent out under her name, especially a cable ordering diplomats to break international law. It is difficult to believe she was out of the loop. In many other countries she would have been forced to resign to remove any doubt about her corruption. In America, she was allowed to continue in office, which was no surprise considering the power she holds.
2. Hillary on Iraq
Since she is a public figure, there are a wealth of videos detailing controversial statements made by Hillary Clinton. Below, you'll find a clip of her lying to the Senate about the Iraq War. It has been shown that Saddam Hussein had no links to Al Qaeda; rather that he was hostile to Al Qaeda activity in his country. It has also been shown that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. Hillary could once again claim ignorance by saying she genuinely believed Saddam was a threat, but with over 50,000 combatants and 100,000 civilians dead, can her reckless warmongering be forgiven? If you look at false evidence with a goal of proving it true, can you really claim you were convinced by it?
3. Hillary on Iran
Hillary further aligned herself with the foreign policy of the previous Bush administration with her comments about Iran. Despite having no proof of Iran wanting a nuclear weapon, Hillary has consistently implied the opposite by stating that Iran should not be allowed to possess one. Iranian enrichment activities have not exceeded the limits granted by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
In 2007, Hillary voted to label the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a “terrorist organisation” and to use the military to enforce US policy against Iran. This blatant attempt to open the door to war brought her extensive criticism from fellow Democrats. In late 2007 when it was revealed that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons research in 2003, Hillary’s comments about “stopping Iran getting a nuclear weapon” were further called into question. Nevertheless, in 2008, Hillary threatened Iran with nuclear obliteration should they ever launch a nuclear attack against Israel, prompting complaints about her conduct at the UN.
Hillary has threatened military action against Iran on numerous occasions, and in 2012 she engaged in further sabre-rattling by claiming the time for peaceful resolution will come to an end. Hillary’s comments about Iran often specifically refer to the security and safety of Israel, fueling speculation about which government she really reports to.
4. Hillary and Zionism
Combined with her loyalty to Israel, Hillary’s unusual antagonism towards Iran suggests a Zionist influence. Zionism is a political position commonly held by Jews which seeks to ensure the continued existence of a Jewish-only national state. This discriminatory position is typically held by supporters of Israel, and is especially prevalent in American politics. Israeli Zionists tend to defend Israel’s borders with disproportionate force and are not beyond claiming extra territory in violation of UN resolutions. Evidence of Zionist influence over Hillary Clinton is circumstantial, but extensive. The linked video provides some of this evidence.
In 2008, Jewish representatives of the three major presidential candidates held a debate. Hillary Clinton’s representative, Ann Lewis, who is also a former White House official, stood up in all seriousness to say: ”The role of the president of the United States is to support the decisions that are made by the people of Israel. It is not up to us to pick and choose from among the political parties of Israel.” Frankly, comments like this are shocking, but they’re being made as if it’s the norm. If Hillary's representative thinks this is the role of American politicians, what does this say about Hillary Clinton?
In 2010, Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, married into the Jewish-Zionist Mezvinsky family. Her husband Marc Mezvinsky is an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and is the son of former corrupt politician Edward Mezvinsky, who spent five years in federal prison for fraud. One must wonder how the happy couple met.
5. Hillary Health Care
Once the champion of socialized health care, in 2006 Hillary became the second most highly paid recipient of campaign donations from health insurance companies, drug manufacturers, and hospitals. These donations have coincided with a moderation of her previous socialist position. She now wants universal health care, but only as mandatory coverage provided by the health insurance industry, a position that will undoubtedly be very profitable for companies in this sector.
6. Hillary's Presidential Campaign Ads
During her 2008 campaign to become the Democrat presidential nominee, Hillary used fear tactics in a desperate move to entice the populace to vote for her. One of her ads included pictures of Osama Bin Laden, Hurricane Katrina, soldiers marching, and other fear-provoking imagery. Another ad preyed on concern for the safety of our children. These despicable ads were designed to scare people into voting for her, and they amplify aforementioned concerns about her moral integrity. Hillary’s questionable character came to the surface again in 2012 with her reaction to the death of Muammar Gaddafi. Her statement makes light of his death and can only be described as gleefully heartless.
7. Other Hillary Clinton Scandals
Many scandals have affected Hillary's political career. Indeed, she is the only First Lady to become a focus of a criminal investigation.
- One of these scandals is Clinton's 2008 hiring of Sandy Berger as an advisor. Berger had been convicted in 2005 for the theft of secret documents from the National Archives.
- Then there are the allegations that Hillary falsified statements to the Federal Election Commission about a large donation to her 2000 Senate campaign. Peter Paul made a donation that was significantly larger than the amount claimed in her statement, meaning that a large sum of money may have gone illegally into her campaign coffers. This criminal misconduct carries a possible five year prison term. Despite the campaign being fined for misreporting the cost of the fundraiser that was organised with the money Peter Paul donated, repeated lawsuits against Clinton have been rejected in the courts.
- In 2009 it was found that Hillary Clinton intervened on behalf of companies who later donated money to her husband's foundation. Not surprisingly, some of these companies are involved in the pharmaceutical industry.
These findings raise serious ethical concerns, and when considered alongside the aforementioned analysis of her character, one would have expected a proper investigation instead of the stern lecture she received from a panel of fellow politicians. Indeed, one has to wonder how many corruption scandals it will take before the pieces are put together.
Hillary Denies Seeing Warning
Hillary Evades Questions
8. Hillary Benghazi Scandal
In 2013, Hillary Clinton found herself embroiled in yet another scandal. This time it was her use of propaganda to mislead the public about the circumstances of the Benghazi terrorist attack on the American embassy in Libya. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans died in the tragedy.
Hillary was initially quizzed about warnings from the ambassador and the CIA about potential hostility. These warnings were produced less than a month before the attacks, and were sent to Hillary's office. Incredibly, she denied any knowledge of the warnings (video). Furthermore, the warnings were not reported after the incident, which appeared to be an attempt to withhold information that could damage Hillary's reputation, and that of the Obama administration.
Recently, documents have emerged to prove that Hillary's aide, Victoria Nuland, ordered the removal of all mentions of terrorism, al-Qaeda, and CIA warnings from government reports about the attack. Instead, the State Department pushed the story that it was a spontaneous assault resulting from protests about an anti-Muslim video. It is inconceivable to think that Hillary did not know about the actions of Victoria Nuland. This brings her testimony to Congress into question (video), and should result in her prosecution.
However, as with the aforementioned scandals, you can expect Hillary to remain in her position of power after the dust has settled. While others would be forced to abandon their political ambitions, she is simply too powerful for this to happen.
9. Private and Hidden Emails
It appears there's no end to scandals involving Hillary Clinton. In 2015, it's been revealed that she used a private email account to conduct State Department business. To avoid abuse and corruption, the Federal Records Act requires that all State Department officials use their government-assigned email address to correspond with colleagues and contacts. This allows records to be kept that can be used in any subsequent investigations.
Though the Federal Records Act was amended for electronic communications in 2014, the original 1950 Act may still cover her transgression. Furthermore, the 2014 amendment merely codified a preexisting ban on the use of private email addresses for government business, unless such emails are forwarded to a government-assigned account within 20 days.
We can only speculate about why Hillary breached this rule, but one reason would be to hide information that is pertinent to her role in the Benghazi scandal. Another reason would be to hide information relevant to her hiring of private consultants for global corporations into the State Department. Investigators have now been furnished with many of her private emails. Unfortunately, she's probably had ample time to delete any that incriminate her.
What Did Hillary Clinton Do Wrong?
Hillary Clinton is a powerful American politician who would probably have never reached that position without the contacts she established during her time as First Lady. One has to ask how many deals were made to get her into power, and how many scandals it will take before that power is taken away.
The list of Hillary Clinton scandals is becoming extensive, and her 2008 presidential campaign ads reflected this absence of moral integrity. The U-turns evident in Hillary’s health care policy coincide with an increase in donations from the health insurance industry. Evidence of her championing the business interests of pharmaceutical companies in return for donations rouses further suspicion. Her affiliation with prominent Zionists, and her loyal support of Zionist policy suggests further corruption. The Benghazi scandal and her secretive email practices will surely not be the last entries on a long list of questionable behavior.
The real Hillary Clinton may be found by joining the dots. In doing so, we discover a politician whose character lacks any semblance of principled integrity; a heartless liar and propagandist who appears to be as corrupt as they come.
This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.
© 2012 Thomas Swan
Suzie from Carson City on July 04, 2019:
Viv....There is PLENTY written about this witch....and 2 very revealing books are written by retired FBI men!!
Vivian Coblentz on July 04, 2019:
Wow! She truly is worse than I already thought! What a completely wicked person, inside and out. She operates like her father, the devil!
Your FBI "friend" sounds fascinating. Let us know when his book gets done!
Suzie from Carson City on July 02, 2019:
Thomas....For the past year, I have been casually dating an FBI agent who is nearing retirement. He's slowly working on a "book" which he intends to really get into after he finally does retire. He has requested I provide some help in terms of structure and some editing. I'm honored and quite excited about the prospect.
He was stationed in D.C for several years....(the Clinton years) What he has shared with me .....well, lets' just say, I'm not about to print it here. I will simply say......................
Hillary was and IS so intensely hated by just about everyone from any agency that ever worked for, with and/or around this horrendous woman. She is regarded as more dirty than some of our Country's worst criminals. As for poor ole Bill....he seems to have garnered the sympathy of most people due to having to deal with Hillary's vicious & violent outbursts. (She did a lot of screaming and throwing items at walls and human beings, as well.) Great temperament for someone hoping to be POTUS, eh??
I couldn't help but ask him about John Podesta's email to someone stating that Hillary "smelled like farts urine and cabbage.".....(OMG, wouldn't you just cringe to death were someone to say such a thing about you!!? LOL ) The response was Hillary is quite slovenly about herself.....has very poor hygiene and very often, due to being drunk as hell, would fall asleep in her clothes and simply get up and go about her day in those very same clothes!
In short, she's even more disgusting & devious than people think she is......
Vivian....."Lock her up" is actually rather kind compared to what most people want done to this witch....including yours truly......yet another thing I'll not print here! What an authentic POS she is...and always was.
Vivian Coblentz on July 02, 2019:
Lock her up!
Bart Gruzalski on January 24, 2018:
can't find "Hillary murdered woman in Alabama on 1/24/2018
Wild Bill on November 06, 2016:
I just hope Congress can contain Hillary from any more evil when she is elected president.
Wanda Miller on August 27, 2016:
I found this article (and very interesting I might add) while researching for a timeline of 2010 (http://www.onthisday.com/events/date/2010). I'm specifically looking for events that occurred prior to, and after Chelsea Clinton's wedding. Events that seem worthy of deletion, if you catch my drift. Your article seems to be geared toward the same ideals that I share, but just not deep enough. If you scan through that link (above), you'll notice that there are some very interesting occurrences that may fall under the category of "events worthy of deletion", as in...33K docs that have been deleted.
Insane on August 23, 2016:
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to her carelessness with email we will find out the damage she has done to our country while she stole from all of us.
Ralph Schwartz from Idaho Falls, Idaho on March 04, 2016:
This work, along with others on Hubpages should be required reading for the lock-step Liberals who march mindlessly behind her. Thanks for sharing your work.
M G Del Baglivo on February 19, 2016:
Someone should speak to Vince Foster on this subject. Oh, that's right, he's not available for an interview.
Yves on October 17, 2015:
Pardon my typos. I type rather badly on my iPhone. :)
Yves on October 17, 2015:
Thomas, I know someone who is an NCIS agent. All agents learned how to spot liars by, among other things, learned how a liar acts by watching tapes of Bill Clinton. And of course, you already know about Hilary. What I am getting at----is that she was not shown tapes of the Bush's. Long story short, I do not believe it is fair to equate Jeb with GW. In my opinion, Jeb is a good man. Unlike Hilary, his record is good.
The Logician from now on on October 17, 2015:
Yeah, well that was the nicest thing I could think of to say...understand to a liberal this is flattery. These traits are what gets you promoted in today's Democrat party, i.e. Hiliary for president 2016!
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 17, 2015:
Thanks for the comment tsadjatko. Americans should put a new amendment into the Constitution: no more Presidents from the Clinton or Bush families.
The Logician from now on on October 17, 2015:
Hillary Rodham Clinton! Funny how the phrase "It's all in the name" is really true!
The correct spelling of Hillary Rodham Clinton's name:
Hiliary Fraud-sham Clinton
Just “spelling it like it is!”
Liar - a person who tells lies
Fraud - a person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick people
Sham - something that is not what it appears to be and that is meant to trick or deceive people: someone who deceives people by pretending to be a particular kind of person, to have a particular skill, etc. : words or actions that are not sincere or honest
Clinton – (many urban definitions) I like this one: to distort the semantics of a situation for desired result. (I won’t mention the others)
The latest demonstration of this truth was in the Democrat Debate last night.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 17, 2015:
I've noticed that too Carolyn. For some, I think it's more of a tribal thing. They just don't want anything bad said about a Democrat and, if something bad is said, they'll leap to their defense and call it a Republican plot. Lots of bad things have been said about Hillary, so their repeated defenses have made her especially liked. Furthermore, media coverage has turned Hillary into a kind of poster-girl for the Democrats, such that bringing her down would bring down the entire party. But, then there's those soccer-mom types who care not about the issues and just love the fact that she's a woman. They're especially sympathetic to the fact that she was cheated on, and appear to believe she can do no wrong because of it.
Carolyn Fields from South Dakota, USA on October 16, 2015:
I am convinced that there are some people out there who would vote for her regardless of what she does. She could come out on stage, admit to killing someone (I'm not saying she did - just saying IF she were to admit to murder), and people would STILL vote for her. They would have all sorts of reasons why it wasn't a problem. Or that she was justified in doing so, on so on. That's the strength of her support by some. I find it amazing. The only thing that might keep her from becoming the democratic nominee is if she actually gets arrested and put in jail. Even then . . . who knows? They might vote for her, hoping she'd be out in time to serve.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 16, 2015:
Cheers savvydating, yes I could have included something about her time on the Watergate investigation where she was fired for lying and being unethical. If I had time to rewrite this, it could be a lot more thorough, but I'm glad you found it a worthwhile read. I too wish some people would open their eyes instead of sticking their fingers in their ears and blindfolding themselves to the mountains of scandals, dodgy donations, and hawkish voting.
Yves on October 16, 2015:
I wish more people understood how ruthless this woman is. Even as a young lawyer, she was considered corrupt and according to some, "not fit to practice law." Most decidedly, she is not fit to become President. Thank you for writing this important piece.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on September 28, 2015:
Thanks for commenting Carolyn. There's a fair bit more about her corporate connections and voting for wars (Libya, Syria, etc) that could go in too. If more liberals and progressives looked into this, Hillary wouldn't stand a chance of getting the nomination.
Carolyn Fields from South Dakota, USA on September 28, 2015:
Thank you for this. While I admit that I don't follow politics THAT closely, I should at least know as much as someone from the UK (you), but apparently I don't. I think it has something to do with the US media - we never seem to get the whole story.
MiserableOldFart on July 24, 2015:
This is all ya got? There isn't another candidate outside of Bernie Sanders who doesn't have more dirt.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on June 23, 2015:
Thanks for commenting Perspycacious. Yes, I think power was probably too appetizing to risk losing it by cutting her ties to Bill. I'm sure most women would have divorced him.
Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on June 17, 2015:
Excellent attempt to shed light on one presidential candidate folks are considering. Was it primarily her enjoyment of present and future power that kept her from divorcing Bill, having endured affairs of his in the past?
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on June 08, 2015:
Thanks for commenting letstalkabouteduc. I agree, money and an accumulation of power by selling out to the right private interests seem to be the deciding factor. I think it also has a lot to do with her media presence and the publicity that her marriage to Bill has generated down the years.
McKenna Meyers on June 07, 2015:
Politics has gotten away from us. It's too big and corrupt. Even with all these scandals, it seems Hillary will slide into the Democratic nomination because she has paid her dues to the party. I can't even get my local representative to respond to my letters regarding an issue in education so I doubt I'll have any influence in a national campaign. Until we get the money out of politics, we're stuck with corrupt politicians --Hillary and the rest. Great hub!
Jim B on April 24, 2015:
This woman is evil. May God protect us from her.
Linda Rogers from Minnesota on April 08, 2015:
A troubling but informative article on Hillary. You did an excellent job backing up information by videos. Voted up, Hit many buttons and Sharing.
Freedom lovingwoman on March 29, 2015:
I realize that the list is just to extensive to list every corrupt/ immoral/ illegal thing the clintons have done. I don't believe she stayed with bill out of love. It was a way to keep her power driven lifestyle. As far as people voting for her in 2016 it will be partly because the news media outlets don't report on the negative things these politicians do unless another politician can benefit from it and it gets leaked out that way. Where I live in NYS 3 of the 4 major stations don't report on really anything that is political news. Just about local shooting and local accidents. I don't even watch the regular news anymore but for many people this is the news and they don't want to believe the truth isn't reported anymore but rather a script is rehearsed and proofed before it is allowed to be read on the news.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on March 23, 2015:
You make a good point Bill. I've noticed the American media has a nasty case of amnesia when it comes to things that might damage the integrity of cherished politicians or points of view. They'll report a scandal, and forget the previous five; just like they'll report on why we should go to war with a country or group, while forgetting that we used to support them, or that the CIA put them in place. History truly is doomed to repeat itself when amnesia rules the airwaves. Then again, I think some people are happy for that to happen.
billgarrity on March 23, 2015:
Her popularity in the face of all these scandals continues to mystify me. As something of a student of the pathology of both Hil and Bill dating back to the Rose Law Firm issues, I think what saved Bill and continues to save her is that "connecting the dots" as you put it can be a confusing and complicated endeavor. Understanding the depths and seriousness of her misdeeds takes work, and when the media helps by leaving the stones unturned it is that much more difficult.
The Logician from now on on March 10, 2015:
Awesome video Mark! You know if this video was about a Republican, any Republican, it would be a documentary show rerun over and over on the mainstream media networks. On second thought actually the media wouldn't have let a Republican ever get past the first scandal.
Thomas, I'm not surprised you never heard of the Watergate Hiliary episode because the media ignored it. All anyone has to do is Google Hillary and Watergate for her Democrat boss's (Zeifman) assessment of her as a liar and unethical lawyer during the Watergate investigation. Reports initially claimed he fired her for that behavior but later in an interview he revealed he let her go with others who were no longer needed but regrets not reporting her to the law board.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on March 08, 2015:
Thank you tsadjatko. I deleted the comment because most of it had been written word for word somewhere else, but thank you for the information.
Hillary's #GrandmothersKnowBest hashtag is interesting and fits with what I've written here. It's become quite clear that Hillary sees the American people as fools to be manipulated and controlled with superficial platitudes and propaganda. There are other politicians who go to similar lengths, and they are no less detestable.
The information about her unethical actions during the Watergate investigation is new to me. Though not surprising, it fits with the idea of a power-hungry politician who sees laws, regulations, and ethics as a hindrance rather than a help.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on March 07, 2015:
Thanks wba108. Hillary sure keeps me busy with this hub. The speech-giving circuit is certainly a lucrative one, but they I agree they probably get paid for their influence as much as their opinions. Tony Blair does the same thing. I think their `declared' bankruptcy was a load of rubbish too though. I remember someone saying they had plenty of money tied up in other ventures, which sounded plausible to me.
firstname.lastname@example.org from upstate, NY on March 06, 2015:
Good reporting of the facts. There has to be some misdoings regarding Hillary and Bill because they claimed to be broke when they left the White House and now they're worth 55 million.
Bill Clinton is said to have earned over 100 million just giving speeches since he left office in 2001. I think its safe to say that he wasn't just being paid to talk.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on March 04, 2015:
I've updated this to include Hillary's latest scandal in which she used a private email address to hide her State Department business from public scrutiny.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on January 14, 2015:
Thanks for commenting humzah. I hope she loses too, though I'm not optimistic about what the Republicans might offer in opposition. Whatever happens, the world may be a harsher place in 2016-17 and beyond.
Humzah Muzaffar Raja from Lahore, Pakistan on January 14, 2015:
Just yesterday I was talking to my grandfather about her. I DO NOT like Hilary Clinton. She's a hypocrite, a puppet, a liar and a bully who eloquently guises her motives by using diplomatic language. If THAT'S not the obvious sign of a hypocrite I don't know what is. I hope she loses the elections.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on November 14, 2014:
Thanks LADiNardi. I'm actually not sure we can tarnish Bill Clinton with the same brush, though they are married, so perhaps he's equally complicit. I also thought his Presidency was one of the better ones. Mind you, back then, Hillary wasn't so bad either. They say power corrupts, and perhaps that's what happened here.
L.A. DiNardi from New Hampshire on November 13, 2014:
Thomas, a really eye opening article. I have always been supportive of the Clintons, from the time Bill Clinton was president. I have always wondered about the scandals, and reading your well organized article puts it all into a new and interesting light. Thank you for your insight. And more importantly, thank you for not being derogatory, and instead just very matter-of-fact.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on November 09, 2014:
I hope so Pollyannalana. Though, some people just seem to become immune to prosecution when they get too powerful. Call me a pessimist, but I'd actually bet on her becoming President. Perhaps innocently, democrats will nominate her because she has too many blind followers who gloss over the negatives.
Pollyannalana from US on November 05, 2014:
God help us if that woman becomes president of the US! Maybe they will uncover her crime in Benghazi before then.
Sanctuary on January 18, 2014:
Well this is what we get in two party system of already chosen candidates. Could you imagine a guy sitting at one of their tables saying I am here to represent the people and here are their wishes. They would be asking how that subject even got started. They would be looking at you like you must be one of those guys.
Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on October 11, 2013:
well, for being from the UK, you seem to have a pulse on it! thanks for the info and thoughts.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 11, 2013:
Yea, there are simply too many scandals to count. I've already had to update this hub a couple of times. She's a walking corruption machine, but like Sanxuary said above, it won't stop her winning in 2016. People vote based on silly things like reputation, outward likeability, and celebrity status. It really does amaze me how these people survive in politics though. I was reading about someone called Joe Barton (Republican) recently, and he's just as bad for corruption. Once these people get their grubby hands on a seat of power, there's no getting rid of them.
Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on October 10, 2013:
who has a copy of the "Clinton Chronicles", from way back in Arkansas.. in not at all humble beginnings? savings and loan scandal, governor sexual scandals, allegations of murder of children witnesses, and of what was his name? Fowler? a journalist who reported many of these events. bodyguards destroyed in the Waco raids, and many other immoral and inconsistent practices.. how do they keep it all covered up and keep their place in society.. -- truth is, I don't believe anyone is fooled or actually trusting of these people.
Sanxuary on August 05, 2013:
Despite all the scandals you claim she will still win the 2016 elections. I find it odd that no one played these games while Bush the worst criminal of all time was in office. Hillary is a shop lifter by comparison of the Serial killers that Obama replaced. Have fun for the next 8 years talking about President Hillary Clinton. I am not even going to vote, just like the last election and I am certain she will win.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on July 19, 2013:
Thank you for commenting cameron; I will remember that author's name.
Thank you also Walt Kienia. I often wonder how objective I'm being here, since some of the evidence is speculative. However my political leanings should incline me to support Hillary, so I think I'm being impartial enough when I expose her as corrupt beyond reasonable doubt.
Walt Kienia from Hartford, Connecticut on July 18, 2013:
"As a European observer who has more in common with the Democrats, it is hoped that this largely condemnatory article will be an objective investigation of the real Hillary Clinton."
I applaud you for your objectiveness...and your Hub.
cameron rogers on July 13, 2013:
You can read a lot more of this by reading one of Barbara Olsons book. Barb was killed on Flight 77 on 9/11, but her books are spot on.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on May 17, 2013:
Thank you Gordon. This was first published while she was still Secretary of State. I have now updated the article accordingly.
Gordon on May 17, 2013:
Thomas, the accuracy of your details looks spot on except, Hillary is no longer the United States Secretary of State. She did her term and step down-her replacement now is John Kerry.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on May 16, 2013:
You raise a good point suravajhala; wherever we are in the world, human nature is always the same. Perhaps the best choice of politician is someone who never wanted to be one. It's difficult though because the very act of running for political office demonstrates a desire for power. Also, like you say, power can corrupt anyone.
suravajhala on May 15, 2013:
We hardly find a politician without facing allegations of corruption and scandals in India. We have a different perception about politicos of USA. Your article confirmed me that a politician is a politician anywhere on the globe. I believe the power and proximity to power makes the difference. One can preach anything (like a saint) as along as he/she is away from power. The attitude changes as soon as he/she gets into power circle.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on May 14, 2013:
Thanks Gordon and ZipperConstantine. I have edited it with a section on the Benghazi incident. I hope it's accurate because I had to learn about the details this morning. There appears to be a media blackout on the British BBC about this. There was a story on the BBC website, but it appeared and disappeared 4 days ago. I imagine (and hope) this is big news in the USA.
Pat from United States on May 13, 2013:
Good article, I think you need to edit it to add her latest scandals.
Gordon on May 13, 2013:
Well are you ready to add Benghazi, Libya to her wonderful profile yet? Still hard for me to believe our countries populous believes she would make a great next president! Scary times we live in!
hglick from Ronkonkoma, NY on May 02, 2013:
She is far, far from being a Zionist. She has always been hostile to Israel, and had been known to make many anti-semitic remarks, especially to Dick Morris.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on April 06, 2013:
Well it's all very hard to prove I think. I left some things out for that reason. There are far more scandals and deplorable acts than can be covered. I'm with you though, and would agree it's likely.
Gordon on April 04, 2013:
What about Vincent Foster!
No, Hillary did not kill him, despite some wacko accusations. As tragic as the suicide was, the real scandal occurred after as his death, as Clinton people, including Hillary, made sure that no incriminating evidence was left in his office or on his computer.
f_hruz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 11, 2012:
Ahaha ... I watch news shows mainly to gain new information so I can expand my understand on specific issues to have a more educated view of reality.
Agreeing or not, comes at the end of a process which follows from the argument presented being first critically questioned and analytically examined. After that comes the question how to best advance the issues I greatly agree with!
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on December 10, 2012:
Cheers, I'll take a look. I'm wary of listening to any news show. The one's I don't agree with are trying to manipulate me; and the one's I do agree with are telling me what I want to hear! :)
f_hruz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 09, 2012:
The Real News http://www.youtube.com/therealnews is one of the alternate news sources I have found to be quite informative, but even David Duke, who was being discredited as a racists, is producing some informative programs which may be just trying to put the record straight http://www.youtube.com/user/drdduke
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on December 09, 2012:
Thanks f_hruz. I'm open to ideas, but I think many have tried and failed to dislodge the status quo.
On all sides of the debate, there is widespread disagreement. This allows the arguments of political leaders to gain traction because they have the advantage of the popular media. The alternate media is growing on the internet, which is why governments want more control over it. As more and more people move from their TV screens to the web, the governments will get ever more desperate. The best thing we can do is keep the internet free. Nevertheless, some firms have too big a grip on the internet, and for some reason use this advantage to put out their own news. I wonder what their motives are.
f_hruz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 08, 2012:
The alternate media may be able to shine more light on the question of how to motivate more people to discover their innate capacity to become a forceful agent of change instead of keep on playing the roll of passive consumer of mind numbing propaganda from above.
Maybe some focus could be placed on being a social change catalyst here at hub pages?
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on December 07, 2012:
Yes, the system has to change. When political success is driven by wealth and private interests, democracy becomes a trophy word that is bandied around in propaganda, and clung to by those in need of reassurance about the world they live in.
The Zionists hide behind their associated faith, calling racism when they are criticized, when their ideology is as alien to Judaism as it is to the teachings of Gandhi.
It is a bleak world we live in.
f_hruz from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 06, 2012:
Very good work! She almost could have had Obama's job, so you can see, it's mainly about raising the right amount of cash for the job you want!
They have to suck up to the Zionists to get the money from places like AIPAC so they can vote to continue supporting a racist Israel dictating US foreign policy in the Middle East ... and the official media keeps the average Joe ignorant about the fact that the Jewish lobby is running the show, no matter who these jobs at the top go to ...
Time for some active minds to plan the public take over of the official media!
ArmstrongA on November 21, 2012:
The truth will reveal all.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 19, 2012:
Thanks for the comment jantamaya! I think some academics would like to become politicians. As you can tell, I have an avid interest in politics despite holding a doctorate in an academic discipline. Like myself, many academics are transitory individuals, bouncing from one thing to the next, and I'm sure many could be encouraged to become politicians. However, the political establishment wouldn't want this. There are special schools and special degrees that are set up to churn out these politicians, and a good politician from another discipline would cheapen this entire self-supporting process.
I looked at the Whitewater affair while writing this. I decided against including it for a few reasons, 1. It was both Bill and Hillary. 2. There was little evidence in my opinion. 3. The article was getting long already! It could have gone in though.
Maria Janta-Cooper from UK on October 18, 2012:
Replacing politicians with academics would be a good idea, but I don't know many scientists or academics who want to be politicians...
Thanks for writing about Hillary. I loved to read it. What about the Whitewater affair? Was it somewhat solved? I don't remember.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on June 30, 2012:
Thanks for the comment Euroninila. I wish people took action too. It seems political scandals are only known to the people when they get leaked to the media. Its difficult to know how much goes unreported. When the media reports, one network will say sack him/her, the other will say they deserve a slap on the wrist. Both networks spin the story accordingly, and the people don't know what to believe anymore. The first things we need are transparency in politics, and an unbiased media.
Fotinoula Gypsyy from NYC BABY on June 27, 2012:
If only people took action against politicians and their curruption then this wouldn't be the way it is, but it is the way it is...or so that's how everyone thinks, right? Well anyway, we Americans are too busy working to try to survive while politicians are able to raise 1 million $$$$ in 1 MONTH to run for office, JUST TO RUN for office. How about throwing some of that money this way!
Great article! Very interesting, I didn't know much about Hillary Clinton.
Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on June 23, 2012:
Thanks for the comment. Who is not corrupt? - Not very many! Hillary Clinton is someone I've researched though. What initially struck me was her use of fear imagery in her ads. I despise propaganda, especially this variety. Then I learnt about her health policy U-turns, her Iraq votes, her links to Zionism, and when Wikileaks came out, lets say I wasn't surprised!
Most of the political class is corrupt. Our best bet is to chuck them all out on their asses, and replace them with academics and ordinary people seeking a new direction in their lives. Like any other job, they should be assessed for their qualifications (degrees, work experience, references) and their character; not how much money they have to spend on propaganda campaigns.
Deforest from USA on June 22, 2012:
Who is not corrupt? Thanks for the interesting information!