RUSH: For example, “March of 2007, Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist Mark Penn wrote a campaign memo that proposed painting Barack Obama as un-American.” This is from the memo itself:
“[Obama’s] roots to basic American values and culture are at best limited. I cannot imagine America electing a president during a time of war who is not at his center fundamentally American in his thinking and in his values.”
This is Mark Penn, chief strategist for Hillary, advising her campaign on the ways they were gonna go about attacking Obama, and one of the things they were gonna do, “Look, we’re at a time of war, this guy, we’re not sure that he really is pro-America. We don’t know where he’s from.” They’re pushing the meme that he’s Muslim and the birther aspects. It was the Hillary campaign that got all of this started. People just either didn’t pay attention to it back then or have forgotten.
But everything she’s accused Trump of doing she did, her campaign led. And, folks, I remember it. One of the reasons I did Operation Chaos, to keep her campaign alive. But I remember some of the things that she was saying about Obama. And I made mention of them here, because this was Democrat-on-Democrat kind of crime. She was saying things that supposedly Democrats don’t even think about African-Americans. She was characterizing Obama in ways that we’re told Democrats never, ever do.
RUSH: Here we have Hillary Clinton, a four-year de facto felon, with this private email server and who knows what she has been selling to all of their donors to the State Department via the Clinton Foundation. She’s been selling access to the State Department. She’s no question been selling access in advance of her becoming president, and we’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars of access. We’re talking 30,000 emails that we now learn were not just deleted; they were hit with an app called BleachBit. You know what BleachBit is? You never heard of BleachBit? You know how when you delete something off a computer hard drive, it doesn’t really delete it. It just destroys the directory to it so it can’t be accessed, but the data — let’s say there’s 30,000 emails, she deletes 30,000 email address, okay? They’re still on the server, but the directory, computer lingo for the pathway to them is what’s destroyed.
And when the directory is destroyed, then they can be overwritten when that space is needed. So if she has, just to make up some numbers, if those 30,000 emails are on a one-gigabyte hard drive, those emails wouldn’t be destroyed until she starts saving other data that needs the space where those emails are. If you really want to delete the data, you have to get a program like BleachBit, which scrubs the hard drive and gets rid of some of, but not all of, just enough of the data to make whatever you can salvage seem like hieroglyphics.
Well, they used BleachBit. Now, why would you go to that — I mean, this was not just deleting. This was not just saying, “Ah, those are yoga and wedding-related emails, and that’s not relevant to what you want. I’ve gone through all 60,000, and there’s about 30,000 that would be useful to you.” If the other emails that she didn’t submit were just yoga and wedding planning stuff and wedding reception stuff, then it wouldn’t be any big deal if someday people stumbled across it. But apparently it would, because they used BleachBit and who knows what other techniques to really scrub that server.
Now, you’ve heard there are another 14,900, maybe 15,000 emails. How’d they get ’em? They got ’em from the people she sent them to. And we have learned that in those 15,000 emails, that’s part of the 30,000 she claimed that were not relevant and that she destroyed, didn’t turn over. Well, it turns out that half of them do indeed have relevant data to what the FBI and other investigators wanted. So don’t tell me that there isn’t quasi-felon behavior going on here. There most definitely is, and not for the first time with this woman or her husband.
RUSH: Hillary Clinton wanted to take Trump out and she wants people to think that Trump is a low borrow reprobate, the lowest of the low. He’s basically human debris walking around out there, doesn’t know what he’s doing, he’s unqualified, he’s unsuited, he’s not smart enough, he’s dangerously placing the country at risk, all this stuff, plus he’s a racist. What that actually was was an appeal to moderate Republicans to abandon Trump.
It was an appeal to the Never Trumpers. And the message was, “I’m giving you a route to abandon this guy. I’m characterizing this guy, Trump, as the biggest shred of human debris we’ve ever seen, and I know you don’t want to be associated with this. I know you don’t want to think that Trump represents your party, and you don’t have to now. I am giving you a way out. All you have to do is agree with me, which should be easy, and we can join together and defeat Trump.” That’s the unspoken attempt that Hillary was making yesterday.
RUSH: One of the most controversial aspects of the presidential campaign has become, “Did Hillary Clinton rig opening a can of pickles on the Jimmy Kimmel show earlier this week?”
A major controversy — (laughing) — has erupted. Kimmel had her on, she was gonna prove that she’s strong enough to be president. So he brings out a jar of pickles and sees if she can open it. She goes through this massive gyration like she’s just using every bit of strength she can. She rotates her whole body and finally she cracks the lid, and the audience applauds. And conspiracy theorists are claiming the whole thing was rigged, that the lid had already been loosened. (interruption) You think it was rigged? I’ve got two people here on the other side of the glass, you think the Hillary, Jimmy Kimmel bit was rigged?
There you go. Even my staff, ladies and gentlemen, has now gone fully immersed into the notion that the campaign is a reality show. It’s entertaining, and you watch it to see what kind of outrageous thing is gonna happen next. You don’t judge anybody in the middle of it ’cause you don’t want it to end. You just watch it and you absorb it.
WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Responds To Alex Jones On ‘Pickle-Gate’
RUSH: Now, the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the CEO is the daughter of Joe Manchin, who happens to be a Democrat senator from West Virginia. And for some reason the Drive-By Media have ignored both of these details reporting on the EpiPen story. They have ignored the ties that Mylan Pharmaceutical has with the Clinton Foundation and they have ignored the ties that the CEO has to a Democrat Senator, i.e., she is his daughter.
Now, according to the New York Post: “Records available on the website of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation reveal Mylan, the company that manufactures the EpiPen, has donated up to $250,000.” Also, the company behind EpiPen, Mylan, has partnered with the foundation on projects and donated money to various projects in addition to the foundation. What else here?
“On Wednesday, Clinton released a statement blasting her family foundation’s donor. ‘Over the last several years, Mylan Pharmaceuticals has increased the price of EpiPens by more than 400%. That’s outrageous — and it’s just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers.”
It’s exactly what the left says about every corporation, I don’t care if it’s Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Retail, big whatever. She said, “It’s wrong when drug companies put profits ahead of patients, raising prices without justifying the value behind them.” Well, then here’s a chance for the Clinton Foundation to actually step up and do something. Why don’t the Clinton Foundation, why don’t they stand up — here’s what they could do. Hillary and Bill could announce a press conference and tell everybody that they are going to give away EpiPens to everyone who needs one in the next two or three weeks out of embarrassment for the fact that this company is a huge donor to the Clinton Foundation and has given them $250,000 when that money could have been used to make the product cheaper.