Bill and Hillary Clinton no longer hold office, but it is beginning to feel like the 90s again as both of them are now at the center of their own scandals.
Hillary Clinton may Have Broken the Law with Her Email
This from Fox News:
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal email account to exclusively conduct official business during her time at the State Department, a move that raises questions about access to the full archive of her correspondence, as well as the possibility that she violated federal law requiring official messages to be retained for the record.
“The existence of the account was discovered by the House select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and was first reported by The New York Times.
“Clinton did not even have a government email address during her tenure as America’s top diplomat, which lasted from 2009 to 2013, and The Times reports that her aides took no action to preserve her emails on department servers, as required by the Federal Records Act.
“Instead, the paper reports, Clinton’s advisers selected which of her emails to turn over to the State Department for archival purposes after going through tens of thousands of pages of correspondence. The department said late Monday that it had received 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails as part of a…(read more)
This from CBS News:
Bill Clinton’s Official Portrait is a Haunting Reminder of Painful Affair
This from NBC News:
There’s apparently something sneaky in Bill Clinton’s shadows. The artist who painted an official portrait of the two-term president in the Oval Office claimed this week that a shadow to Clinton’s right is a winking nod to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The shadow was of a blue dress that artist Nelson Shanks placed on a mannequin while working on the painting a decade ago — the frock serving as a metaphor for the Clinton administration’s woes, he first told the Philadelphia Daily News.
The 77-year-old artist, who referred to Clinton as “the most famous liar of all time,” admitted that he was never able to shake the Lewinsky scandal from his mind at the time. “I was aware that it was a blue dress,” Shanks told NBC News on Monday, “and it had a certain echo, let’s say, of some history that we’re aware of.”
Clinton’s extramarital affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern, rocked the country in the late 1990s and became a blotch on his political legacy. In an added effect in the full-body portrait, Shanks didn’t include a wedding band on Clinton’s left hand, which was noticeably… (read more)
This from Newsy: