Hillary Clinton has been involved in politics for over 50 years. During this time, she has served as first lady from 1993 until 2001, and as senator of New York from 2001 to 2009. In 2009, she was appointed Secretary of State and served in the position until 2013 (bio.com). She claims to be the “most transparent” public figure of modern times (TheHill). An interesting comment from someone who was voted The Daily Caller’s least honest presidential candidate (Daily Caller). It’s safe to say that Hillary’s past is filled with controversy. She should not be elected as president because she has repeatedly lied to the American people. These instances include, but are not limited to the Whitewater Scandal, her private email server, and the attack
The infamous Watergate Scandal continued from 1972 to 1974 effected American politics immensely. Though, Richard Nixon resigned and was removed from the government in all, the scandal shaped a political reform era and formed a distrust between Americans and their government. Similarly, several years later, in 2016, a Presidential candidate was accused of using a private email server for official interactions while she was Secretary of State rather than the Official State Department email accounts on the federal servers, causing massive controversy throughout the entire election. Have the governments standards changed since the Watergate Scandal or is the ordeal with Hillary Clinton’s emails a completely different situation?
James Madison, in writing the US Constitution in 1787, intended that the system of checks and balances would separate the powers of the government branches and counter a “tyranny of the majority”. He carefully sought to distribute powers in a way that prevents any one faction from dominating. Under this system, the President can appoint federal judges, grant pardons, veto bills, propose laws, reject part of bills, etc. Equally, the Congress can override presidential veto, impeach the President, ratify treaties, etc., and the Courts can declare laws and executive orders unconstitutional. The contemporary system of checks and balances isn’t working as Madison intended as illustrated by the impeachment of President Clinton, the government
As I write this book, Democratic and Republican candidates are getting in position to run for the President of the United States in 2016. Hillary Clinton was the first Democrat to throw her hat in the ring and right away the Republican Party began attacking her for using her personal email and business email together.
Late Feb.: In discussions, the State Department informs the House Benghazi Committee that Clinton did not have a government email address, and that it had never had possession of her emails until her attorney first turned them over—in paper form—to the State Department in Dec. 2014.
There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust. Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly
This year’s Democratic National Committee server breach attempts to compromise Hillary Clinton’s chance of becoming the first women to receive the United States presidency. The focus here will be on the motives behind the D.N.C. breach, whose systems are at risk, long and short term consequences of this breach, and how this breach could have been avoided. There are two theories on the motives behind the network breach. After the breach, there is an extreme likelihood that any system within the 2016 presidency campaign is or will be violated. Short-term consequences includes Hillary Clinton losing the race for the U.S. presidency. Long-term consequences in the United States include a continuing pattern of distrust between the citizens and federal government. Creating and implementing procedures that avoid phishing e-mails, social engineering tactics, and spoofed web logins could have saved the DNC from the public’s outrage over the D.N.C.’s leaked e-mails.
The reasoning behind Bill Clinton’s impeachment has always fallen on the Lewinsky scandal, but his corrupt attitude could have played the major role. In attempt at keeping his affair with Monica Lewinsky, Clinton committed perjury and obstructed justice. According to Daniel Cohen (2000), President Clinton was subpoenaed by Paula Jones’ lawyers the separate, preexisting Jones v. Clinton sexual harassment lawsuit. This took place the day after Linda Tripp released the tapes she recorded of Monica Lewinsky’s private phone calls regarding her affair with Clinton. Unaware of this fact, Clinton sat down for his deposition under oath and denied having sexual relations with Lewinsky (p. 47). Clinton was unaware that he has just committed perjury. Up
During this election cycle, America has been blessed by a plethora of pantsuits. Ranging from teal to lilac, speech after speech, debate after debate, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential Candidate, paints a picture of professionalism and composure in her pantsuit. After the primaries, this aura of poise seemed to double, not of her own accord, but because of the fool she was facing––the quirky (for lack of a better word), tactless Donald Trump.
"I ask that all Americans demonstrate in their personal and public lives... the high ethical standards that are essential to good character and to the continued success of our Nation."
“He was charming and I was flattered, and I declined.” There are many women out there as well as men, who have experienced or better yet have said that exact same line to some person who has taken interest in them and they had to respectfully decline, sometime in their lifetime before. The only difference is that no one has ever experienced public humility like Monica Lewinsky did. Monica Lewinsky gave a speech entitled “The Price of Shame” in March of 2015 published by TED. In this speech, she discussed what made her a national trending topic in the late 1990s, how she handled the negative and small positive attention, how she is dealing with is and advocating on similar issues nowadays. Towards the end of her speech she begins to
Presidential scandals have occurred is this country dating all the way back to George Washington. However, not all scandals receive the utmost attention or are even remembered by the public. Watergate shined a bright light on the corruption and paranoia of Nixon, yet I do not believe it was the worst presidential scandal it just received the most attention from the media. There are countless numbers of scandals that measure up to the wrath of Watergate streaming from sex scandals, illegitimate children, and even election scandals. No matter the circumstance they make an impact on the presidency and the country for better or for worse and no scandal is worse than another.
However, if proper government safety rules are not followed, classified information could go into the hands of the wrong people. If Burr had an email instead of a handwritten letter he could have been found guilty of treason. In his era they only had a reprint of his letter and he was acquitted.
James Comey had no real pleasant choice or option to make for the reason being that both of his options would leave him in the bad. Technically, there was no “right” choice but in my opinion I do not believe he made the right decision. It is so close to election day for this to be happening that it seriously has the potential to cost Hillary Clinton the election. This whole scandal can lower her numbers and chances of winning the election. Because of this perhaps some undeclared voters may commit to Donald Trump, causing his voter percentage to increase. Many people believe that Hillary Clinton is not fit to be president and is untrustworthy because of these emails. The swing states will be significant towards outcome of this election. Some
Can you imagine if Watergate had happened in the modern era of the internet, social media, and smart phones? WOW! I would imagine that Watergate would have rocked the Nation, no the World at a much great pace during a time of instant news gratification through the internet. I would also think that all of the secrecy that happened during Watergate would not have existed as there really is no such thing as privacy anymore. I would have to think that it would be handled similarly to what is currently going on with Hillary Clinton