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Hillary Turns on Snowden: "Suspicious," "Helped Terrorists"

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Speaking at the University of Connecticut on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton made a restrained but nonetheless damning attack against Edward Snowden.

At the event, an interviewer asked Clinton whether she thought the former National Security Agency contractor's disclosures about its domestic spying programs had any positive effects on American security policy or public discourse.

Without ever explicitly mentioning the NSA's spying programs, Clinton justified their utility in protecting the U.S. from another terrorist attack in the wake of 9/11.



As for Snowden's role in exposing the NSA programs, Clinton insinuated that she found his motives suspicious.

"When he emerged and when he absconded with all that material, I was puzzled because we have all these protections for whistle-blowers. If he were concerned and wanted to be part of the American debate, he could have been," she said. "But it struck me as—I just have to be honest with you—as sort of odd that he would flee to China, because Hong Kong is controlled by China, and that he would then go to Russia—two countries with which we have very difficult cyberrelationships, to put it mildly."


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If he were concerned, HA!

"If he were concerned and wanted to be part of the American debate, he could have been," she said.

I thought he was some sort of agent sworn to secrecy. They may have had a problem with him 'debating' about anything. Besides, you can't debate about what you don't know, and we didn't before he blew the lid off. Is she for real?

We cannot afford to differ ...

“We cannot afford to differ on the question of honesty if we expect our republic permanently to endure. Honesty is not so much a credit as an absolute prerequisite to efficient service to the public. Unless a man is honest, we have no right to keep him in public life; it matters not how brilliant his capacity.” Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th US President

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the last 10 seconds

The final statement of this video is the only time I can recall sharing a similar thought this lady... just saying..

Yep, told Glenn about this yesterday.

It is a great example, showing just how fake Hillary is.

Hillary: "I'm not clueless, I'm just acting* like it. Tee hee."


So rigorously naively

So rigorously naively answering questions where the entire world knows otherwise has cemented, if it had not already be set in concrete, my absolute conviction that Hillary will never ever be a president. One who can so blatantly blather on about all these wonderful protections for whistle-blowers not being used arousing suspicions, that independent Hong Kong is, just like the rest of China, an enslaved city ala "1984" insinuating Snowden's controllers lurk therein, and "difficult cyber relationships!" give me a break, I can not go on...

Mrs. Clinton needs to watch this interview

with Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack. She would then learn why Snowden could NOT blow the whistle on the massive U.S. government surveillance state while remaining in country.

She would also learn that Mr. Snowden did NOT choose Russia as his country of asylum. His hand was forced by the United States (Obama). However, as it turns out, Russia might be the best location on the planet for remaining safe from the hostility of the exposed federal government.

There is much more that Mrs. Clinton could learn if she would watch this important interview, but alas, that isn't likely to happen.

Have you watched it?



From above, quoting Clinton: "...I just have to be honest with you..."! That's a first! <----This from the person whose corruption became public knowledge during the WATERGATE COMMISSION--she was fired for ethics violations and fraud!

All these protections for whistle-blowers, she says?! I seem to recall a lot of DEAD whistle-blowers...

Anyway, why do people think those who've already been proven corrupt are viable political candidates of any kind??

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"Suspicious," "Helped Terrorists"

um sounds like Benghazi.


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Looks Like a Word got Omitted

"Clinton justified their utility in protecting the U.S.[Government] from another terrorist attack in the wake of 9/11."

Terrorist = anyone who threatens the USG or the established order upon which it rests.

Shill. Bought & Sold

Bill Clinton's wife cannot win in 2016, period. Nothing else to say.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

A trained hamster could've beaten Romney


Rand 48-43 in CO

Colorado voters would favor the Kentucky Republican over the "wife of Bill" by 48 percent to 43 percent in a potential 2016 presidential race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Any other states tracking the same?


** A trained hamster did beat Romney-bot. The difference; at least Obama is confident & charismatic. Mittens had to be the most insecure & dull candidate fielded by the GOP to-date.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Good point

Yeah, I agree Rand could beat Billary. But whether or not the GOP allows it I'm not so sure. If the GOP puts another Romney up for bid, then I wouldn't be surprise to see Billary win.

Sure she can...

..and Republicans will do their best to see to it that she does. Even going so far as to nominate Chrim Chrispie or Jebra Bush if they have to. Nothing energizes Republican donors like a Democrat in the White House.

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Nobody thought dubbya would win either..

Nobody thought the bumbling, incompetent, delinquent, and clearly juvenile George dubbya Bush would ever be President either. But the Bush family always gets a free ride.

Elections will be stolen, Debates will be fixed-up, Polls will be fixed-up .... whatever it takes.

That's how this Country works. The Elites win regardless or not if anyone else wants them to.

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It ain't the same Republican party as 2012.

The good doctor got a lot of libertarians involved in the Republican Party in 2008 and 2012, and many are still there, working tirelessly in the trenches to promote liberty. It is working.

Yea, we lost. Twice. But nobody said it would be easy. Why, one man even persevered against the tide, alone, for decades. In Congress. He didn't give up.

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