by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
John Fund of National Review Online probes Hillary Clinton’s apparent unwillingness to leave the Democratic Party’s largest stage.
Although she claims her days of running for office are over, some of her close friends say she hopes for a comeback.
That’s precisely what many Democrats are privately horrified over. They know she was a terrible candidate who now refuses to acknowledge, much less learn from, her mistakes. For nearly a year, she has more or less forced Democrats to parrot her campaign’s denials that it paid for the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier compiled by ex–British spy Christopher Steele. …
… In the end, Team Hillary bought anti-Trump dirt from Kremlin intelligence sources. Vanity Fair reported in April this year that Steele had written in memos to Fusion GPS, the dirt-digging firm that hired him at the behest of Team Hillary, that two of his key sources for the dossier were “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure” and “a former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin.”
If that’s not collusion with Russia, it’s certainly bone-headed stupidity that opened Team Hillary and the candidate herself to potential blackmail. …
… The level of Hillary-connected cynicism is so high that some liberals are finally bailing. Some are even speaking out.