A strange, albeit predictable, thing happened on the way to Hillary’s coronation. What happened that’s hurt Hillary most is that she reverted to Clinton form. She’s unlikable. She’s been secretive. She’s acted like the rules don’t apply to her. That’s before she pissed off the MSM with her petulant behavior.

In short, Clinton’s handlers let Hillary be Hillary.

She might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t been the most corrupt Secretary of State in US history. Because she didn’t want to deal with FOIA requests, she set up a private email account. That’s an exceptionally stupid decision considering the fact that Judicial Watch’s mission is to hold people accountable. Judicial Watch isn’t a little mom and pop organization. They’re well-funded and they’re tenacious. They’re well-equipped to file one lawsuit after another, which is what they’ve done.

As a result of Hillary’s corruption and Judicial Watch’s tenacity, Hillary can’t afford to treat this like a coronation any more:

Amid concerns about Mrs. Clinton’s softening poll numbers and her exclusive use of a personal email server as secretary of state, she will interrupt her Hamptons stay next week to travel to the Midwest and try to shift attention back to her campaign message by unveiling new policy positions.

She will then return to the Hamptons, where she and former President Bill Clinton are renting a beach-side estate in Amagansett that costs $100,000 for a two-week stay, and will attend several $2,700-per-person fund-raisers hosted there by her wealthy friends.

While there’s no indication that Hillary won’t be the Democrats’ nominee, there’s more than enough information, mostly in the form of swing-state polls, that suggests she’ll get beat in the general election.

The basis for those swing-state polls is that she’s a) totally unlikable, b) untrustworthy and c) she doesn’t relate to the average person. That’s hitting the trifecta…if you want to lose. It’s understandable that Hillary’s campaign wants to take the attention away from the emails by switching to friendlier turf. Their problem is that she’s alienated the media and she’s insisted that she be treated like royalty.

That’s the perfect path to stopping a coronation.

15 Responses to “Hillary vs. Judicial Watch: Coronation no more”

  • Chad Q says:

    She’s all those things you wrote about and more but if she’s the Democrat nominee, the sheep will vote for her because unlike conservatives,the ends justify the means with progressives. They might not like her but they sure as hell won’t let the Republicans take the election because of her lack of likability.

  • J. Ewing says:

    And us stupid Republicans seem to think that not voting for Hillary and not voting for the Republican is somehow putting a magically victorious third choice on the ballot rather than handing victory to the “sheep.”

  • eric z says:

    Do you have a link for Judicial Watch and Clinton emails?

    If you don’t want to post it, would you email it?

    I know Larry Klayman had a RICO suit in federal court, and that he was involved years ago in the formation of Judicial Watch; but is Judicial Watch itself involved in any such litigation?

    Klayman’s suit was dismissed for lack of standing a few weeks or so ago, and I believe a DC circuit panel affirmed. Klayman has said he’ll seek certiorari review by the Supreme Court, but that’s discretionary with the Court.

    From all I have seen the House Committee led by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., issued subpoenas and seems to be where the main focus is. Also, there is the FBI request now, over possible security breaches, where I believe Clinton and her counsel have complied.

    And, Gary, is there any speculation you’d offer on whether this is an opening for the Biden rumors to take root into reality?

  • eric z says:


    That is officially captioned, Judicial Watch v. Dept. State, I think; but I believe it is what you reference?

    Yes/no, Gary?

    My guess is there’s more fire to arise from the Gowdy Committee’s work than from elsewhere. Timing is the thing, at a guess. An October surprise perhaps.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, Larry Klayman was once a part of Judicial Watch but he isn’t anymore. JW’s president now is Tom Fitton.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Judicial Watch’s lawsuits have forced the disclosure of sensitive Hillary emails. Without Judicial Watch’s lawsuits, they wouldn’t have known that Hillary had a private email server.

    While it was in the political field, Hillary & her apologists could spin this as a partisan witch hunt, which it isn’t, meant to destroy Hillary’s presidential ambitions. Now that it’s in the legal field, Hillary’s concerns quickly become complicated because judges can force her to turn over documents she didn’t want to turn over. Also, Hillary’s fate is now in a judge’s hands. It’s beyond her control. To a paranoid control freak like Hillary, that’s the worst position to be.

  • walter hanson says:


    You forgot D. She doesn’t care about protecting the United States.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • eric z says:

    Hello again Gary. Is this email thing and her likely having it be “Hillary’s turn” reason to say the two party system is the problem? There is O’Malley. But it would be a more interesting general election if there were four candidates, Trump, Bernie, Hillary and Jeb [or whoever is last GOP person standing]. It would not be a surprise if that foursome were to run to see Bernie and Trump leading the others; but neither is likely to get their party’s nomination. Hillary and Jeb are two tepid choices, where nobody would be shouting and eager to get to the polls. Each party’s allies would go for lesser evil, and that’s an indictment of politics in America.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, Hillary’s difficulties have nothing to do with anything except that a) Hillary is a terrible candidate, b) people are tired of the nation’s leftward drift and c) people are tired of Washington elites not listening to them. Hillary is the embodiment of the worst of DC’s culture. She’s corrupt & she won’t listen to people. She’s built the perception that the only people she’ll pretend to listen to are hand-picked activists. That’s why she isn’t likable. Hillary’s only chance of winning is if Republicans are foolish enough to nominate Bush or Trump.

  • walter hanson says:


    I think you explained why Trump is so hot. The people want a wall and tough border security. Who in the field for the Republicans do you associate with an effort to help border security.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • eric z says:

    Walter – Rick Perry. It had been his key issue. He did that bit about sending out the Texax National Guard.

    And Trump just took the Perry Iowa guy onto his campaign. Away from Perry.

    Perry and Rand Paul seem both being sidetracked by inner party Republicans. Fox and Trump are each seeking ratings, and feeding one another’s needs. Make that wants, if not needs. It is a symbiotic relationship.

    Trump is clearing the field of the others, the less well financed, and that helps the Bush family. Which seems to be what the Fox management wants.

  • eric z says:

    Walter – and others – what do you guys make of the Trump lawsuit against the Spanish language network, Univision?

    Seeking $500,000,000 on a defamation assertion.

    How does that sit with you guys? Overreaching or giving that outlet its due?

    I am unsure what to make of it, other than it will keep Trump’s attention levels remain high. Will it help his candidacy is, however, the question, and I have no feeling for what the best answer might be.

    With your being Republicans, I could learn something from how you feel about that. In favoring Bernie, I am quite distant from the feelings Republican people hold surrounding the GOP candidates.

    Gary, you have written that Trump is not a conservative, and I would tend to say you are correct about that. He seems very much an activist advocating a new outlook, and doing that whether he is genuine that way or in it gaming the base and disrespecting their discernment.

  • walter hanson says:


    I might not be voting for Trump but two things about the lawsuit:

    One, it is for a breech of a contract as much as it’s for defamation. A good businessman will defend his contracts.

    And two, there are Americans who are hungry for a President who will defend the country. Trump with all of this aggressiveness on Univision and Megyn Kelly gives the impression of someone who will defend the country.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • eric z says:

    Walter – Thank you. I do appreciate your taking time to think it over and to focus on things you see. It is early in the process. I believe Gary has noted that. I think he would agree that over the next two or three months the candidates having staying power, on both sides, will separate. I expect Gary is correct also in seeing Ms. Clinton as the likely Dem candidate going into the general election. Will the Marc Rich pardon come back as something the Clintons may regret? I don’t think either party recently has been keen on putting Wall Street criminals behind bars. But one was there, and then pardoned to move to Europe to keep on going. Have people forgotten how neither party’s established leadership was anywhere near to being mad enough over the derivatives fiasco when it finally exploded, to want fiscal criminals behind bars? That bothers me.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, I don’t think Marc Rich will hurt Hillary in the general election much. With that said, I think the things that are coming out about Huma Abedin’s work with the Clinton Foundation while being a State Department employee, which I wrote about here, will hurt Hillary tremendously.

    Eric, you know that there’s a line government employees aren’t supposed to cross. That’s the line of using government resources for campaign or private activities. In 2006, Mike Hatch was the DFL candidate for governor. He was also Minnesota’s Attorney General. In either September or October of 2006, Hatch sent out a fundraising letter using Office of Attorney General stationery. Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Board fined him for that.

    What Hillary did is significantly worse than what Hatch did. Ms. Abedin, aka MRS. Anthony Wiener, used her State Department email to pull together a get together in Dublin, Ireland that included the CEO of Teneo, the company she was working for at the time, a number of contributors to the Clinton Foundation and some bundlers from her 2008 campaign.

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