Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Always Be Leery Of Those Indignant Denials

This statement [lie] from then President Bill Clinton regarding the Lewinsky allegations on January 26, 1998:

This next one may be the most disgusting of all because it involved a statement by the Secretary of State regarding four American heroes who were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  What Hillary Clinton said here literally made me sick to my stomach.

Hillary Clinton before Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Jan. 23, 2013:

Various Trump campaign spokesmen denials on having any contact with Russians during the campaign:

Donald Trump Jr. indignant response to Jake Tapper of CNN in July of 2016:

Now we find out [from a July 11, 2017] e-mail dump by Donald Trump Jr. regarding his meeting with the Russian lawyer, that those denials by the campaign, and Donald Trump Jr., were false. 

I don't have any statistics or studies to back this up, but just from decades of personal observation of political statements, no matter from which party or ideology a political person is coming from, one should always be leery of an indignant denial of an accusation against that politician or his party. 

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