Hillary Clinton says she believes Donald Trump won’t be elected to a second term as president in an interview released on Thursday.
As well as making her prediction no one asked for, she also blamed her own loss in 2016 on ‘many funny things’ that happened in that election year.
‘Look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again,’ she told CBS News in an interview that will air this weekend on ‘CBS Sunday Morning.’ ‘
‘And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game,’ she said. Because the objective is to field whoever is the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump,’ the former secretary of state added. ‘Because Donald Trump right now poses a direct threat, a clear and present danger to the institutions of our government, to the rule of law, to our standing in the world.’
Clinton then went on to suggest an impeachment inquiry was needed after the revelation Trump asked newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into corruption involving Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in regards to a Ukrainian gas company Hunter had ties to.
‘My view is that, given the latest revelation, which is such a blatant effort to use his presidential position to advance his personal and political interests, there should be an impeachment inquiry opened,’ Clinton said. ‘And I think, sadly, there are a number of grounds. But this one is incredibly troubling.’
‘I don’t care if you’re for the [Democrats] or you’re a Republican, when the president of the United States, who has taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, uses his position to in effect extort a foreign government for his political purposes. I think that is very much what the founders worried about in “high crimes and misdemeanors,”‘ Clinton said.
Clinton lived through her own impeachment saga in the 1990s when her husband, then-President Bill Clinton, faced the impeachment process for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ – specifically charges of lying under oath and obstruction of justice stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by Paula Jones.
The Senate failed to convict Bill Clinton.
Clinton then on Wednesday announced her support for Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry on Twitter, claiming ‘[t]he president of the United States has betrayed our country.’
‘That’s not a political statement—it’s a harsh reality, and we must act. He is a clear and present danger to the things that keep us strong and free. I support impeachment,’ she wrote.
The president struck back at his 2016 political rival on Wednesday after she tweeted her support for his impeachment.
He told reporters at the United Nations that the nation of Ukraine ‘could very well’ have copies of tens of thousands of emails Clinton and her lawyers famously deleted while they were under subpoena.
‘I think that one of the great crimes committed is Hillary Clinton deleting 33,000 emails after Congress sent her a subpoena,’ Trump said. ‘You can’t get rid of evidence like that,’ he added.
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