Questions tagged [hillary-clinton]

For questions about Hillary Clinton, First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, US Senator from 2001-2009, Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and Democratic Party's presidential candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election.

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What specifically did Hillary Clinton say or do, to seem untrustworthy to Americans?

I am not from the US but I keep reading that Hillary is perceived as untrustworthy. I tried looking for the things she actually said or did to earn this image, but I can't find many. So I'm looking ...
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Why is the FBI making such a big deal out Hillary Clinton's private email server?

I've read many articles on Hillary's email issue. To me, it seems like she was just a bit careless and she has no bad intentions, and the FBI knows that. So why is it that the FBI is so persistent on ...
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Did Hillary Clinton actually lose because supporters thought she would win in a landslide?

I have seen numerous people say that Clinton lost because the polls convinced many of her supporters to not bother voting since she was guaranteed to win anyways. The argument is that in many ...
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Why did people still chant "Lock her up" at Trump rallies in 2019?

When elected, Trump made a big point that his opponent should be investigated and "locked up" over the email controversy. Almost immediately after winning the election, he made tacitly clear he was ...
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What does Brett Kavanaugh mean with "revenge on behalf of the Clintons"?

During his personal statement in confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh said: This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, ...
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Is Hillary Clinton a super delegate in 2020?

Does Hillary Clinton get super-delegate status 2020? I know the list is generally viewed as "party insiders" but when is it named? Will she be the kind of insider that gets to vote after the pledged ...
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If Hillary Clinton was authorized to declassify information, then why would information she possibly leaked be classified?

I am confused about how anything Hillary Clinton leaked or potentially leaked while Secretary of State would have been classified. Is not the Secretary of State authorized to declassify information, ...
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Is Bill Clinton eligible to become Vice President?

Observing the line of succession to be the president. Among the first 10, there is one person ineligible to be president by birth. The Secretary of the Interior is ineligible and is skipped. So, ...
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Why did the FBI director recommend that Hillary Clinton not be charged?

Today, FBI Director James Comey gave a statement describing the various ways in which Hillary Clinton's handling of classified email was insecure. He spends a few minutes making it clear that any ...
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Where do Secret Service names come from?

"Secret Service name". For Clinton it is "Evergreen" and for Trump it is "Mogul". Questions: Who gives these names? For me the phrase "Evergreen" has more positive sense than "Mogul". But I ...
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Can the President of the United States be denied security clearance?

In light of the recent investigation of Hillary Clinton and her aides in regards to E-mails sent via her personal E-mail that contained classified material, I am wondering if the state department has ...
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Did Hillary Clinton win the popular vote by 2.09 or 2.22 percentage points?

I read in two sources that the 2016 popular vote was Democratic by 2.09 percentage points (48.18% Clinton, 46.09% Trump). I also read it was by 2.22 percentage points (51.11% Clinton, 48.89% Trump). I ...
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Did Hillary Clinton call Tulsi Gabbard a "Russian asset"?

In a recent podcast, Hillary Clinton stated: "They are also going to do third party again. I'm not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the ...
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Did Biden win every state (that he won) by more votes than Clinton?

I saw a tweet saying that every state that Biden won, there was a larger difference in people voting for Biden and Trump than Clinton and Trump. It said this held true even in the three states that ...
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Why do US politicians spend so much on campaigns when the salary is not high enough to justify the expenditure?

Hillary Clinton spent so much on her 2008 presidential campaign that she had a campaign debt of over USD30m. The annual salary of a US president is only USD400k. Even if Hillary were successful, the ...
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Why are Democrats favoring unusually old presidential candidates lately?

The 2020 DNC primaries came down to Biden and Sanders, who would be taking office at 78 and 79. In 2016, it was down to Clinton and Sanders, at 69 and 75. Prior to that, the oldest president in the ...
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Precincts where Trump got <1% of the vote in 2016?

I read an article about Trump's historically bad performance in the capitol city of the US. I saw that there were at least two precincts where he did EXTREMELY badly. There were two precincts that I ...
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Why are more and more presidential candidates going by their first name?

Presidential candidates over the last decade, including the ones running this year, have seemingly shifted from being known on a last-name basis to a first-name basis. Examples include Bernie Sanders,...
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Why can't president Trump just ask the NSA for the emails that Hillary deleted?

Since we know that the NSA collects internet traffic and email, why can't president Trump just ask the NSA for a copy of Hillary's deleted emails? They weren't on an encrypted government system so ...
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Counties where Trump or Clinton got >85% of the vote?

I am curious about counties in America where either major candidate in 2016 (Clinton and Trump) got over 85% of the vote. I am interested in this because I want to find attributes that most or all of ...
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Why is the Clinton Global Initiative being closed?

I noticed this article recently, which seems to tie the closure of the Clinton Global Initiative to Hillary Clinton's loss in the election. However, the closure was actually announced back in ...
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Did Hillary Clinton support the Iraq war and trade agreements that have cost US jobs?

Bernie Sanders has been attacked repeatedly by Hillary Clinton for his support of the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Sanders in an interview with CBS News responded: Do I think the ...
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Attitude of Bernie and Clinton supporters towards Trump

Is there a comparison of what attitude self-identified Bernie supporters have towards Donald Trump compared to what attitude self-identified Hillary Clinton supporters have towards Donald Trump? Are ...
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Why did Hillary Clinton and her supporters think it was a good idea to demand Bernie Sanders' tax return?

From what I understand, Hillary Clinton and her supporters demanded that Bernie Sanders release his tax return, suggesting that he was refusing to do so and was hiding something, even though the ...
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Do donations to the Clinton Foundation in any way shape or form translate into some form of personally accessible wealth gained by the Clintons?

I'm watching Clinton Cash right now, and this may be explained at some point in the future in this documentary, but I'm the type of person that likes to ask questions and understand principles and ...
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What's the Democratic Party's position on residence-based taxation?

The United States is one of very few countries in the world taxing their citizens (and permanent residents) abroad. It looks like in 2014, the Republican National Committee voted on a resolution to ...
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Where did the Clinton presidential campaign overemphasise and neglect in 2016?

I’ve heard claims that the Clinton campaign neglected either the Midwest or the “Rust Belt” in 2016, allowing Trump to win the presidential race even though Clinton won the plurality of votes. ...
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Why won't Hillary Clinton release the transcripts of her paid speeches?

Why isn't Hillary Clinton releasing the transcripts of her paid Goldman Sachs (Wall Street) speeches? If she wins the Democratic nomination, she risks facing these questions again in the general ...
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What other nationally-recognizable political figures used private email accounts or servers for official business other than Hillary Clinton? [closed]

Besides Clinton's obvious use of a private server for her State Department, what other major politicians have used private email accounts for official business (classified or not)? I am only aware of ...
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Why has Trump completed erased Clinton's lead in Ohio?

Recently, after Clinton's debate bounce, she has overtaken or increased her lead in various swing states, such as Florida, Nevada and North Carolina. However, it seems like Trump continues to lead in ...
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What info in the hacked DNC/Clinton emails was likely to sway the US general election?

Leaving aside the controversy of who/how, one thing that puzzles me about people discussing the hacked e-mails provided to Wikileaks is "why would that matter as far as general elections at all"? ...
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Could Hillary Clinton become Donald Trump's Vice President?

Coming from this post: It is not unheard of that individual "faithless electors" vote different than mandated by the result in their state for whatever reason. [...] In 1836, 23 faithless ...
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Is Hillary Clinton on the hook for the $30 million debt of her campaign?

In Why do US politicians spend so much on campaigns when the salary is not high enough to justify the expenditure?, it is mentioned that Hillary Clinton has $30 million of debt from her 2008 campaign. ...
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Have their been any updates on Huber’s review since May?

In 2017, after the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Muller to oversee the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, Congressional Republicans asked the Department of Justice to appoint a second Special ...
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Why have unpopular figures like Putin publicly supported Trump? [closed]

Why have Putin and Kim Jong Un publicly supported Trump? Presumably they want Trump to win, but they must know that they themselves are wildly unpopular in America. The leaders of Russia and North ...
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What's the position of Hillary Clinton regarding recreational use of marijuana?

Recreational marijuana was recently legalized in some states, but is still illegal according to federal law. The federal law enforcement agencies could still prosecute marijuana trade and possession ...
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US Primaries 2016 - Washington

In the results for the Democratic primaries I came across this for Washington state: Hillary Clinton votes: 380,760 perc: 52.95% delegates: 27 Bernie Sanders votes: 338,283 perc: 47.05% delegates:...
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How did individual Democratic Super-delegates vote at the roll call convention?

How did individual super-delegates wind up voting at the nomination convention? Note: I don't think this question is trivial. It's fairly easy to find who they publicly endorsed, but not every ...
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Attorney client privilege in the Trump and Clinton investigations

In the wake of the FBI raid on his attorney, President Trump has said that attorney-client privilege is dead. Undoubtedly that is an exaggeration, but it brings up a fair question: Has attorney-...
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Was Trump such an underdog 4 years ago according to polls?

I keep reading that almost every single poll known to man shows that Biden is leading Trump. The only exceptions are polls from a few Republican states (like Kansas) where Trump easily won in 2016 but ...
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Review of Hillary Clinton's email problem

Who revealed first that Hillary Clinton has used her family's private email server for official communication? What was Clinton's first reaction? Did she admit the fact immediately? Did she deny it? ...
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Is there a clearly-defined meaning of "asset" in authoritative US national-security documents?

Although aware of the subsequent correction from Clinton's spokesperson, defending the original claim of Clinton that Gabbard is a Russian asset, former double-agent Naveed Jamali writes in Newsweek: ...
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How is Hillary Clinton taking meetings based on C.Foundation donations substantially different than campaign contributions?

So, I'm just not grasping this whole thing about the Clinton Foundation. People donate to the foundation, Hillary Clinton meets with them. They may or may not want a policy change, and Hillary may or ...
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Why is Hillary Clinton campaigning in Arizona and buying ads in Texas?

As a Hillary supporter, should I take this as a concern that the Clinton campaign is getting complacent, especially with the risk that the news cycles could turn against her, if she get more cocky, ...
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Why couldn't the FBI issue a warrant to get Hillary Clinton's emails?

As this article states: "Cox said the fact that Clinton’s staff -- rather than a State Department federal records officer -- chose which emails to destroy is "honestly breathtaking." Her ...
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Is there a legal way for people to elect other person as a president

Assume that in a few days to US residential election day, US people informed that Trump and Clinton are liars, And assume that this confirmed and the popularity of both reach to 10%. Is there a legal ...
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Why do people keep saying Hillary Clinton is in the woods?

I keep seeing references to Hillary Clinton being in the woods of Wisconsin... can someone explain what's actually going on there? Is it just that she's living at home in Wisconsin, and not accepting ...
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What is the correlation between a Mississippi county's African-American population and percent of votes for Hillary Clinton?

I was looking at Mississippi's electoral map. I noticed that the percent of African-Americans had a close roughly 1:1 correlation with the % of votes in the county cast for Hillary Clinton. The ...
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Will there be a 10th US democratic primary debate? [closed]

There is an open slot on democrats.org for a 10th debate in May, but the location and date are still TBD. Is this debate likely to take place?