Klar: If Trump is bad, Clinton was worse

By John Klar

When Richard Nixon was compelled to resign from office or face certain impeachment, the world was shocked: in America, even the POTUS could be held accountable to the force of the Rule of Law. By the time Bill Clinton faced impeachment, the Rule of American Law was a demonstrable farce. The effort to pre-empt Donald Trump from running for office against an inept walking corpse using paltry charges shows shameless hypocrisy. But surely this is a nail in the coffin for any remaining respect of Democrats.

The articles of impeachment against Nixon charged him with obstruction of justice and abuse of power.  Much is made of Trump’s payoff (which was admittedly not illegal, much like Clinton’s $850,000 payoff to Paula Jones) because it allegedly impacted the 2016 election. But then there are Hunter’s laptop and Hillary’s Steele dossier. Bill Clinton lied to the American people for months about using the power of his position to take advantage of a vulnerable young woman. (So much for #MeToo.) He’d still be lying today, if not for her dress.

Clinton also lied under oath, a crime called “perjury,” much more egregious than mislabeling a payoff as attorneys’ fees.  As Judge Susan Webber Wright opined in the civil case against Clinton:

Simply put, the President’s deposition testimony regarding whether he had ever been alone with Ms. Lewinsky was intentionally false … and his statements regarding whether he had ever engaged in sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky likewise were intentionally false, notwithstanding tortured definitions and interpretations of the term sexual relations.

Strong majorities of Republicans openly declared they would vote to impeach Nixon — for a cover-up. Clinton flagrantly perjured himself, but Democrats rallied to forestall impeachment.  Nancy Pelosi declared:

Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness but impeaching him with a vengeance[.] … In the investigation of the president fundamental principles which Americans hold dear, privacy, fairness, checks and balances, have been seriously violated, and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton, and until the Republicans free themselves of this hatred, our country will suffer.

This hypocritical double standard was aped by Chuck Schumer:

“Lying under oath about an extramarital relationship requires significant punishment, such as censure, but not the political version of capital punishment, impeachment,” he said.

“My colleagues, the rule of law requires that the punishment fit the crime,” said Schumer. “Allow us to vote for censure, the appropriate punishment under rule of law.”

But Clinton paid no penalty: he was above the law as applied by shameless Democrats, who now exhibit contempt not just for Trump, but for all Republicans. In the name of “defending democracy,” this grotesque perversion of former liberalism is hyper illiberal, puking on the First Amendment under the guise of throttling “hate speech,” while spewing hatred through BLM, Antifa, and a twisted denigration of murdered children, calling instead for “vengeance” on behalf of unhinged transgender miscreants.

The Rule of Law stands no chance when biology and facts are treated as malleable fiction. Vaccines touted as “98% effective” don’t work while sickening Americans, for a disease created in a lab but blamed on market animals. Puberty-blocking hormones are gushingly pushed as salvific, ignoring their experimental nature, lifelong dependency, probable harms, and the underlying fact that most youth transgenderism is an idiotic child fad.

This spin-baloney is now in full churn against the trumped up shenanigans against Donald Trump. Many liberal media outlets have conceded that the recent charges are perhaps flimsy. Politico notes that “Alvin Bragg’s case against Donald Trump is running into a wall of skepticism” and that Mitt Romney said something true:

I believe the New York prosecutor has stretched to reach felony criminal charges in order to fit a political agenda. … The prosecutor’s overreach sets a dangerous precedent for criminalizing political opponents and damages the public’s faith in our justice system.

Ya think?

The witch hunt by the MSM will still call for Trump’s head, heedlessly.  As American Thinker’s Andrea Widburg explained, “blatant leftism [has] reduced the law to a mockery.”  Left-wing pundits are targeting Trump’s understandable outrage over violations of basic legal strictures as justification for his removal.

An opinion in The Atlantic titled “Depraved, Deranged, and Doing Real Damage” ludicrously clamors:

In the past, wondering just how far a party would go in defense of its leader was a matter of speculation. But Trump has moved this question from the realm of speculation to the realm of reality. The GOP has hitched its wagon to Trump, and he is leading them to places even they never imagined. A grotesque man presides over a grotesque party.

Which grotesque party presided over the non-accountability of Bill Clinton for perjury? False claims of Russian collusion? Biden family deals with China?

PolitiFact claims, “Our only agenda is to publish the truth so you can be an informed participant in democracy,” then claims there is no comparison between the Paula Jones and Stormy Daniels controversies:

Although Trump’s and Clinton’s situations both involve politicians making payments to women, the similarities end there. … Clinton personally paid Jones to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit after Jones publicly aired her allegations, and after Clinton had already been elected president.

Indeed, there are many noteworthy differences: Trump’s unproven relations with Daniels are alleged to have been consensual, whereas Clinton’s behavior was an allegedly perverse sexual assault against a married woman (and Lewinsky’s was proven with DNA!). Trump didn’t commit perjury in a court of law. Clinton sauntered on with impunity, while Trump is being excoriated.

Of course, guilt is presumed. Another Atlantic screed screeches:

The case isn’t immediately connected to the survival of American democracy as is the federal investigation into Trump’s responsibility for the January 6 insurrection or the Georgia probe into his efforts to meddle in the state’s counting of the 2020 vote[.] … And yet it would be a mistake to brush it off as unserious. The Manhattan case, in its own quirky way, underscores how profoundly unsuited Trump is for the office he once held and that he is now again seeking.

The height of irony is displayed in a CNN opinion piece co-authored by moralizer John Dean:

Despite the salacious details, this is an important case for democracy. … Bragg’s case is a strong one and should not be resisted merely because it involves a controversial political figure. … [O]ur experience with rogue presidents has taught us … the bedrock of our democracy: No president is above the law.

Dean has betrayed nearly everything he has touched.  He was fired for ethics violations at his first legal job; was involved in Watergate and then cut an immunity deal; was disbarred for obstruction of justice; supervised payments of “hush money” to the Watergate burglars, notably E. Howard Hunt; and wrote a series of conservative-hating tomes, including Conservatives without Conscience and Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches.

Dean turned his acrid tongue against Brett Kavanaugh and spewed special venom against Donald Trump, comparing Republicans to Mussolini and “drawing a direct line from the Watergate break-in to the insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021.”

Dean left the GOP to become an unscrupulous Democrat.  Americans are walking away from this immoral hypocrisy and becoming patriotic, truth-loving conservatives.

Trump may be convicted on these bogus charges. But the backlash against Democrat hypocrisy is long overdue, and it will accelerate.

The survival of our republic depends on it.

John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield. This commentary originally appeared at American Thinker.

Image courtesy of Kenneth C. Zirkel/Wikimedia Commons

12 thoughts on “Klar: If Trump is bad, Clinton was worse

  1. John Klar,

    While Bill Clinton was impeached as was Donald Trump and both found not guilty, largly on party line votes, Clinton did pay a price and was held accountable in a court of law.

    In April 1999 about two months after being acquited by the Senate, Clinton was cited by federal District Judge Susan Webber Wright for civil contempt for his “willful faliure to obey her ordrers to testify truthfully in the Paula Jones sexual harassement lawsuit. For this Clinton was assessed a $90,000 fine and the matter was referred to the Arkansas Supreme Court to see if disciplinary action
    would be appropriate.
    On the day before leaving office on Janaury 20,2001, Clinton, in what amounted to a plea bargin, agreed to a five year suspension of his Arkansas law license and to pay a $25,000 fine as part of an agreement with independent counsel Robert Ray to end the investigation without the filing of any
    criminal charges for perjury or obstruction of justice. Clinton was automatically suspended from the United States Supreme Court bar as a result of his law license suspention.
    One can question if this was enough punishment or not. What is true as there were legal consequences for Clinton’s actions.

    Donald Trump deserves to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Trump has the benefit being able to afford the finest legal counsel and will be able to mount a vigorous defense. It will be interesting to watch how this plays out, not in the media, which has already decided the issue one
    way or another, but in a court of law.

    • Bill Clinton lied outright and purposely & willing;y destroyed Monica Lweinsky’s life. He knew what he was doing and tossed her like a piece of garbage…trashed her…UNTIL the BLUE DRESS SEMEN MESS…that shows how sleezy, cheat, lie & steal Clinton’s are.

      Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to get Paula Jones to drop her sex suit against him. Trump, $130,000 and he denied it happened.

      Democrat Ted Kennedy killed… drowned.. Mary Jo Kopechne….and she lived about 25 mins underwater. Kennedy did not call for help, he sat all nite figuring out with aides how to cover things up and get his “spin story” right

      • There is no question that both Clinton and Trump’s attitude and actions toward women have been despicable.

        Afterr Clinton’s presidency was over, a court dismissed Paula Jones harrassement lawsuit on the grounds Jones failed to demonstrate any damages. However, while the dismissal was on appeal, Clinton entered into a out-of court settlement by agreeing to pay Jones $850,000.

        Trump before his election in 2018 is alleged to have arranged a $130,000 hidden pay-off to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet their affair lest it negatively impact his chance to get elected. Trump says he is innocent and he should be presumed to be so. Unlike Clinton this has never gone before a court of law which is where the matter now stands and Trump’s guilt or innocence will be decided.

      • Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broderick….and, after he did it told her to “Put some ice in it”.

        Trump never RAPED or KILLED anyone (but TED KENNEDY did ). After all, that is what Dems and Libs do…and get away with it…because they own so many Court Judges (courtesy of George Soros- like the BTV prosecutor he BOUGHT – Sarah George).. Look at uber DEM donor Harvey Weinstein…a vile and evil man..all .DEM $$$$ money!

  2. When I saw the photograph of George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George Walker Bush, and Barrack Hussein Obama all together, grinning ear to ear, my blood ran cold. Discernment. Chummy they all were because they were all in the same club. They all attended the same meetings. They were all selected and placed in the White House to carry out the dirty deeds of their handlers. If you look at their administrations, they interchanged the same insiders to run the “family” businesses. As George Carlin aptly said, “it’s a big club, and you’re not in it.” Why is Trump so hated, attacked and persecuted? He knows the club and he’s not down with their plans. He even told them so at Davos and the U.N. Every moment since then, “get Trump!” I didn’t see any of those former Presidents get a sword dance in Saudi Arabia, tossed a soccer ball in Russia, stand next to a sad, demoralized Pope Francis, or walk in front of the Queen of England reviewing the Royal Guard. Gee, I wonder why?

    • Melissa you write great comments..
      It’s time to move out of the comments and write some articles for us.. come play a part in waking people up.

      • Thank you for your comment Laura. Many of us are experiencing 20/20 hindsight. There are those of us with good memories, ears to hear and the eyes to see the light shining upon the darkness. As difficult as it is to realize we’ve been lied to and deceived for decades, the good news is the Truth shall prevail. It shall set us free, God willing. I, for one, know that it is not just the President sitting in White House, it is all the people involved – thousands of them here and across the globe – who are involved in very dirty, dangerous schemes against humanity. I feel it’s a duty to speak up and perhaps a calling to do so as well. God bless.

    • A few days ago, Clinton said he regrets forcing Ukraine to give up its nukes!

      He would not be regretting WWIII that would already have taken place, because several hundred people would already be dead?

      Do you think Ukraine, the epitome of corruption and mismanagement and cronyism and faux nationalism would hesitate one second to blackmail the West with the choice WEAPONS OR WWIII?

  3. The important thing is to gin up the public furore over the sexy crime thing in order to mask the Georgia voter fraud and failed 1/6 coup attempts. With any luck, the general public will be so incensed over the idea of Alvin Bragg doing Ken Starr Lite they won’t pay attention to what the Georgia Attorney General and Special Prosecutor Jack Smith bring to court. Go, team Trump!

  4. Those of us that lived through the Clinton years are pretty furious right now.

    I will never forget the day that Bill Clinton with a clenched jaw and a steely face said into the camera for all of America “I did not have sexual relations with that woman- Monica Lewinsky”.
    He flat out lied to us.
    We’d learn that semen was found on a young lady’s blue dress and as if that wasn’t bad enough- the entire country then was forced to learn what the term ‘oral sex’ meant.

    I thought my mother’s head would explode back then.. such filth being openly spoken about on TV in front of all the kids..

    So yeah, I have never seen Donald Trump do anything that remotely has been as bad as Bill Clinton the rapist did.
    There was a long list of very serious abuses with many women..

    And then there was Hillary.. where to start on what we saw her doing..

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