"I will reiterate because it's a fact--nothing I sent or received was marked classified." Hillary Clinton during our town hall a few months ago in Detroit, MI.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that he now considers Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a 'Non-criminal liar,' after the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to recommend prosecution following the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
"The lying is obvious when you compare her statements with what Comey said," said Krauthammer.
FBI Director James Comey made his recommendation Tuesday in a rare public press conference. Comey explained that, although Clinton and her colleagues were "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information, the team of investigators did find any evidence regarding intent that would justify a criminal prosecution.
The Clinton campaign released a statement following Comey's announcement saying they were "pleased" with the FBI's handling of the investigation.
Krauthammer said he found Comey's logic puzzling: "He laid the case for gross negligence. He accused her of extreme carelessness and then he laid out the fact that she should have known, she did know, and then he created a completely irrelevant new standard, which is malicious intent. But negligence does not require intent."
Fox News Contributor and Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday Former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lorreta Lynch should have known their unplanned meeting Monday at Phoenix’s airport was a mistake.
“I mean how do you bump into somebody, their private plane, if you’re starting from outside the plane,” Krauthammer said on Special Report.
Lynch told the press earlier this week there were no discussion of any cases, including the current government investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email practices. She added the conversation between her and President Clinton was social in nature and focused mostly on each other’s grandchildren and the former president’s travels.
Krauthammer said he would take the attorney general by her word but wondered what the rest of the conversation was about.
He called it a “silly self-inflicted wound” and “not a big deal,” but added “in the context of a Clinton campaign that is just riddled with lies, cover ups, prevarications, all kinds of excuses that are really hard to believe” it won’t help Hillary Clinton’s trustworthiness numbers.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that, as both presumptive presidential nominees – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – have expressed concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade deals more generally, our allies have a lot to lose come 2017.
“If the Republicans are now abandoning free trade, for the first time ever in our memory, we're having a presidential campaign where neither side is for free trade,” Krauthammer said, adding, “Which I think bodes really badly for our allies abroad, the Australians, the Canadians, the Mexicans.”
Krauthammer went on to describe how a more narrow trade policy could impact allies like our neighbors to the south.
“Imagine the Mexicans looking at the cancellation of NAFTA, what effect it would have on them,” he said, concluding, “[Our allies] always assumed the United States would be the one country that would rise above the most narrow, economic nationalism, and save the idea of free trade. That's not going to be true come January 2017. And that will change the whole international landscape.”
A report released today by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks. Tonight on Special Report Bret will be joined by Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy and Committee Member Rep. Susan Brooks to discuss the final Benghazi Report.
Tucker Carlson told “Special Report with Bret Baier” viewers Tuesday that it’s “ludicrous” for Hillary Clinton to attack Donald Trump’s economic plans.
“It’s always amazing to watch liberals lecture anyone else on debt,” said Carlson.
Clinton delivered a speech Tuesday with the singular goal of attacking the GOP frontrunner’s economic policies. Her venue was Columbus, OH, where a Quinnipiac University poll recently found Clinton and Trump in a dead heat at 40 percent each in the battleground state.
Carlson continued explaining the irony of Clinton’s claims.
“The boldest part of this address today was her claim that Trump is somehow a handmaiden to the rich,” said Carlson. “This is someone who’s running to continue Barack Obama’s economic policies…”
Bret sat down with the Dalai Lama for an interview that aired on Special Report. His Holiness spoke on numerous issues including China and Tibet, the refugee crisis, religion, terrorism and immigration. There was more on immigration that unfortunately did not make it into the piece that aired. Here’s the interview, with that missing part.
Krauthammer on Hillary’s National Security Speech and efforts to paint Trump as unqualified to be President: “This is the worst person the democrats could have chosen to deliver the message”
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Thursday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the first major foreign policy speech by Hillary Clinton on Thursday was filled with content on Donald Trump that opposition researchers accumulated for 6 months and “was rather devastating.” Hillary set out to paint Trump as unqualified to be commander-in-chief. But he said, “the problem is, she delivers it and you’re looking at her you think, this is the worst person the democrats could have chosen to deliver the message.” Krauthammer continued by saying, “you look at her and think Benghazi, the Russian Reset, the disastrous withdrawal from Iraq and then she ends up. What’s her positive? Defending the Iran deal.” Krauthammer believes that when the it comes to foreign affairs, the campaign, “is going to be incredibly negative and it’s going to go all the way to the bottom.”
Syndicated columnist George Will said Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that, on this Memorial Day, President Obama is doing everything the American public will allow him to do in the fight against ISIS.
“The president is doing all that the country will permit him to do. That is air support and logistical support,” Will said, adding, “Beyond that, they will put up with very little. Except… [American troops] are still getting killed.”
Will went on to say that while the majority of Americans may not want another ground war, if our troops are assisting Iraqi forces and Syrian rebels in close proximity, it may be difficult to stay out of harm’s way.
“They're supposedly advising and assisting, but [this is a] conflict where there are no static lines, as there were in World War II or in the trench warfare of World War I,” he said, concluding, “In a fluid situation like that, the idea you can put people close to combat and not in combat is probably a conundrum.”
Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer tells viewers Wednesday on Special Report with Bret Baier that Hillary Clinton clearly broke the law when she used a private server to manage her government emails.
A State Department audit faults Hillary Clinton for poorly managing email and other computer information. The audit states the then Secretary had not sought permission to use her non-government server and would not have received it even if she had.
Krauthammer says many in the media are missing the headline because they are focusing on the fact that Mrs. Clinton "did not obey State Department policies" which he says makes it sounds like "bureaucratic rule-breaking." Krauthammer explains the difference saying "these policies are.. instituted as a way to carry out the law. So you violate the policies, you actually have violated the law."
What's worse, the syndicated columnist points out, is that this report by the agency's inspector general shows Clinton's grand strategy of complicating things. "It adds to the weight of her being shifty, unreliable and untrustworthy," he says.
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