Hillary Clinton, the Teflon Queen [OPINION]
Hillary Clinton seems to have more lives than a tabby cat.
There are stacks of evidence suggesting the former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State may have committed crimes. The trail takes us from Whitewater to Benghazi to the private email server in the Clinton privy. Then there is the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, and Travelgate, just to name a few more. But somehow Hillary always seems to skate.
And then there is her memory problem. Hillary said she was "unable to recall" more than three dozen times during an FBI interview in July of 2016. Clinton was never placed under oath for that interview, nor was it recorded. That's the one that occurred three months after former FBI Director Jim Comey began writing his conclusion that she was guilty of nothing more than being "extremely careless."
Some at the time suggested Hillary's memory problems were the result of injuries she suffered when she fainted and hit her head on a table in December of 2012, just days before she was scheduled to testify before a congressional committee looking into the Benghazi fiasco. But it appears now as though some of the spark plugs were already loose long before that.
Former Whitewater special prosecutor Ken Starr says he considered filing perjury charges against Hillary in 1995, while investigating the suicide of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster. Foster was found, gun in hand, at Fort Marcy Park in Virginia two years prior.
Urban legend had it that Foster had been murdered to keep him from testifying against Hillary in the Travelgate controversy, but five independent investigations, including Starr's, have determined it was in fact a suicide.
Starr's new book Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation is out today, and according to Fox News, Starr recalls a deposition Hillary gave in the Foster case in 1996:
“In the space of three hours, she claimed, by our count, over a hundred times that she ‘did not recall’ or ‘did not remember. This suggested outright mendacity. To be sure, human memory is notoriously fallible, but her strained performance struck us as preposterous.”
“I was upset over Mrs. Clinton’s performance, and was even considering bringing the matter before the Washington grand jury for possible indictment on perjury."
Starr says he did not bring charges because it would be difficult to prove that she had lied.
How is it that nothing ever sticks to this women? Why is there a reluctance to prosecute or even conduct a legitimate investigation into her activities? Who protects her, and why? During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to "lock her up," remember? When the election was over, he said the Clinton's had "been through enough."
Really? What happened?
Will Hillary Clinton ever be brought to justice, or will she forever be the one that got away?
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.