RUSH: Do you remember last week, maybe the week before, I mentioned to you Andy McCarthy had sent me a PDF file, PDF copy of the form, the exit form, OF-109? Every employee has to sign this exit form when you leave the Department of State, and every department has its own form where you have to make certain promises and pledges. Every employee has to fill one of these out, and every employee has to turn one in upon their exit from the department. And the media has been after Jen Psaki, the spokesbabe at the State Department. They have been asking her, “Did Hillary submit her OF-109?” And Psaki said (imitating Psaki), “We don’t know, we don’t know, we don’t know, we don’t know.” And the press has kept asking, some of the press has kept asking. Psaki was trying to send ’em off half filled. “We’re looking, I’m sure she did, can’t find it, I’m sure it’s here, don’t sweat it, everybody does, no big deal,” until today.
PSAKI: We have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personnel file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing the OF-109. In addition, after looking into their official personnel files, we did not locate any record of either of her immediate predecessors signing this form. It’s not clear that this form is used as part of a standard part of checkout across the federal government, or even at the State Department. So we’re certainly looking into that.
RUSH: Are you kidding me? Are you really trying to — okay, so she didn’t submit one, but neither did Condi? And neither did General Powell? Is that what we’re supposed to believe now? “In addition, after looking into their official personnel files, we did not locate any record of either of her immediate predecessors signing this form. It’s not clear that this form is used –” Something is going on here. They’ve kept the press dangling on this for days and now they’ve dropped the hammer. She didn’t submit it.
I think partially we’re back to the nineties now because the defense here, “Everybody does it.” The Clinton defense in the nineties was either, “It’s sex, everybody has sex. It didn’t affect his ability to lead. It didn’t impact his job at all, everybody does it. Leave us alone.” They’re doing the same thing here. ” Well, no, she didn’t submit the form, but neither did Condi and neither did Colonel Colin Powell, and neither did anybody.” So nobody follows this rule, apparently.
But I think something else is going on here. I think Ed Klein — you know, Ed Klein is responding to all of the critics who say he’s making this stuff up about the Obama administration being behind all of the leaks about Mrs. Clinton’s e-mail and her private domain and her server, not using the State Department. And Klein says this is Obama. It’s actually Valerie Jarrett. So people have been firing back at Ed Klein, like we had Josh Earnest yesterday. (imitating Earnest) “This is absurd, I’m not even gonna talk about any further.” And then he started cackling like Hillary does.
Well, Breitbart News today: “Valerie Jarrett Leaked HillaryÂ’s Private Email Use to Press — Vengeful Obama confidante Valeria Jarrett went through back channels to leak Hillary ClintonÂ’s use of a private email server to the press, an explosive new report reveals.” This is the Ed Klein report in the New York Post. And listen to this little pull quote here from the Breitbart story. “Valerie Jarrett blamed the Democratic partyÂ’s 2014 midterm losses on the ClintonsÂ’ insinuations that ObamaÂ’s unpopular policies, including executive amnesty for foreigners gobbling up American jobs, made the president an ‘albatross’ around the reigning partyÂ’s neck.”
Valerie Jarrett blamed the fact that the Democrats had a landslide defeat in 2014 on Bill and Hillary, because she accused Bill and Hillary of running around claiming Obama’s immigration policy was doing in the Democrat Party. And that’s why Valerie Jarrett did what she did. Now, here’s the pull quote. “Jarrett, Obama, and ObamaÂ’s wife greeted Hillary as a triumvirate of black liberals at the White House after Democrats got thrashed at the voting booth,” in 2014.
So we’re painting a picture at the White, Hillary goes to the White House, and she’s greeted by a triumvirate of black liberals — Jarrett, Obama, and Moochelle. “Under the watchful eyes of his wife and closest senior advisor, Obama told Hillary, the former first lady of Arkansas, in no uncertain terms he would remain ‘neutral’ in the 2016 election — signaling he would not, in fact, support the Clinton candidacy that the media call ‘inevitable.'”
Another pull quote here from the Breitbart story: “With ObamaÂ’s approval, Valerie has been holding secret meetings with Martin OÂ’Malley,” the former Democrat governor of Maryland who’s out there doing a Vladimir Putin impersonation, going shirtless and pumping iron. She’s also been holding secret meetings with Elizabeth Warren. “SheÂ’s promised OÂ’Malley and Warren the full support of the White House if they will challenge Hillary for the presidential nomination.” This is Ed Klein reporting. He’s doubling down. He’s adding on to what he reported earlier over the weekend. That Valerie Jarrett has now promised O’Malley and Elizabeth Warren full White House support if they go, after the triumvirate of black liberals at the White House told Hillary they’re doing nothing for her.
So, you see, Klein is making it clear here that there’s no love the lost between the Obamas and the Clintons. Now we have Jen Psaki saying Hillary didn’t turn in the form. I think this business about the others didn’t either, that’s kinda to soften the blow, but they still threw her under the bus. Jen Psaki works for Obama. She may be the State Department spokesbabe, but Hillary’s not there anymore. John Kerry is.
Oh, have you heard what he’s doing? This guy. Oh, what a piece. It’s bad enough what he’s doing with the Iranians. John Kerry’s out there comparing himself to Churchill and Abraham Lincoln. Yeah, let me find it. It’s about global warming. Pages are sticking together here. And as high-tech as I am, it’s impossible to do this without printing out pages.
“Kerry Compares His Courage To Lincoln, Churchill, Dr. King, Gandhi And Mandela — Secretary of state John Kerry,” who you may not know served in Vietnam, compared himself to Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, “for having the courage and tenacity to tackle the most heinous enemy plaguing mankind — climate change. ‘My heroes are people who dared to take on great challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be,’ Kerry said in an address to the Atlantic Council on Thursday. ‘Lincoln took risks, Gandhi took risks, Churchill took risks, Dr. King took risks, Mandela took risks, but that doesnÂ’t mean that every risk-taker is a role model.'”
He’s implying here that people like him and Obama and Algore are now the real heroes for going against all the deniers of global warming. I kid you not. And this is the guy negotiating the Iranian deal for Obama. But my point is Jen Psaki has just thrown Hillary under the bus by admitting who cares what the predecessors did. She didn’t submit that form. Jen Psaki works for Obama. There is no form. Hillary didn’t submit it. She didn’t follow the rules.
Here’s Ron Fournier admitting the Democrats are scared to death over Clinton. This is last night, Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel. He said to Fournier, who is now at the National Journal, “Is the alarm going off in the Democrat Party, Ron?”
FOURNIER: Yes. Don’t buy the spin. They are scared to death. And there’s a lot of them who are already starting to think, is she really the best candidate for us? Follow the money. A lot of Democrats are really worried about the foundation. That’s what they’re really worried about.
RUSH: Yep. Follow the money. A lot of Democrats are really worried about the foundation. This guy, at least six columns on her now, in as many days, seven or eight days and maybe more. It’s almost as though he knows more than what he’s reporting and there’s gonna be another couple shoes to drop here. This is Ron Fournier, I mean, former White House correspondent, reporter, AP, bureau chief. I mean, in the tank for these people in the old days, dates all the way back to Arkansas with them. Now total abandonment. Well, close to total abandonment. But he’s not the only one. Here’s John Boehner this morning in Washington. The Speaker held a press conference. Hillary came up. He said this.
BOEHNER: The American people deserve all the facts about what happened in Benghazi. That’s why it’s so important for Secretary Clinton to turn over her personal server to a neutral third party. I think this is the fairest way to make sure that we have all the documents that belong to the public and ultimately all the facts.
RUSH: Mr. Speaker, Hillary’s already gone through the documents. There were 60 some odd thousand e-mails on there, and she went through ’em all, and there are 32,000 that are personal and private, none of anybody’s business. And so you’re just supposed to trust her. There’s nothing there to see. She’s already looked at ’em, you can be confident there’s nothing there. You can see the 30,000 that she printed out. Thirty thousand pieces of paper, maybe more than that, some e-mails maybe more than one page.
David “Rodham” Gergen. This morning CNN’s Newsroom, he was interviewed by fill-in anchorette by the name of Randi Kaye, who said, “Will this be an issue for Mrs. Clinton if she decides –” I’m not kidding. This is the question. And this is David “Rodham” Gergen’s answer.
GERGEN: The issue of the e-mails itself, you know, that’s gonna diminish over time. The real question is the narrative that builds up. If there are a series of incidents that deepen the sense that as accomplished as she is, she’s also not authentic or she’s not believable, that can be very corrosive.
RUSH: Wait a minute, now. If there are a series of incidents that deepen a sense that, as accomplished as she is, she’s also not authentic, not believable, that can be very corrosive. This is what it’s always come down to. What is this “she’s so accomplished” business? She hitched her wagon to a guy, followed the guy everywhere, and took over wherever he ended up. Is that what they mean by accomplished?
RUSH: I should remind you that Jen Psaki — I know she pronounces it Psaki. I just like to say the P ’cause I like to demonstrate my professional prowess by not popping the P when I say it. Amateurs will always pop the P when they say it. But I don’t. Jen Psaki. Anyway, she’s moving to the White House. She’s gonna become Obama’s spokesbabe. So don’t think, you know, that she is trying to cover up for Hillary by claiming that neither Condi or Colin Powell or any of these other predecessor secretaries of state didn’t turn in the exit form, either.
RUSH: Yes, I know that. Of course I know it’s sunshine week. It’s sunshine week in Washington, celebrating government openness and transparency. How silly. I think the futility of sunshine week is illustrated by our discussion here today of Mrs. Clinton and Obama doing everything they can to hide everything they’ve been doing, while claiming and promising all of this transparency.
One more sound bite, David “Rodham” Gergen here. Now, he just said in the previous bite that if there are a series of incidents involving Mrs. Clinton that deepen a sense that, as accomplished as she is — which is just a myth. It’s a manufactured Democrat Party myth, like smartest woman in the world. Accomplished? Okay. As accomplished as she is, she’s also not authentic or she’s not believable. If that happens, if those perceptions surface, that can be very corrosive. And then Mr. “Rodham” Gergen tells us who’s really, really at risk here.
GERGEN: The Republicans have to be very careful here. If they call her up to the Hill and start, you know, bullying her, she’s gonna get — there’s gonna be a real backlash against that and it will help her —
RUSH: Stop the tape. See? You better not criticize the Democrats. You better not bully them, ’cause you’re just gonna anger the independents, and the independents are gonna be running back to the Democrat Party in droves. It’s the same trick. They play this trick. They’ve been playing it for my entire adult life. You Republicans, you better not be critical of this. You better not call her up to testify. You better not bully her, ’cause there’s gonna be a real backlash, and you’re gonna end up helping her. You better not be seen as piling on.
Meanwhile, the hapless, the genuinely hapless Republicans who haven’t done diddly-squat, other than post a letter to the mullahs on a website, are being warned here by David “Rodham” Gergen that they’d better be very careful. They’d better play this very close to the vest. They better make sure they don’t bully the girl. They better make sure they don’t continue this War on Women stuff or they’re gonna really pay a price for what Mrs. Clinton has done.
See how this works? It always comes back. It’s the Republicans at risk here, meaning Democrats can go off the reservation, do whatever they want. They can skirt the edges of the law. They can skirt the edges of the Constitution. They’re never in trouble for doing that. If the Republicans call ’em on it, the Republicans are gonna have the excrement sandwich, and they’re gonna pay the price. Message: You leave us alone. Let us do what we want to do, and if you dare criticize us, we’re gonna see to it that the media calls you on it. And that’s what David “Rodham” Gergen’s warning. Here’s the rest of the bite.
GERGEN: — is piling on, which can happen very quickly. And if people get a sense they’re just beating up on her because she’s Hillary and that there’s nothing really there, then I — you know, I think — I think that’s gonna backfire.
RUSH: You know, the Republicans have been neutered to the point that there’s not much being said. Boehner’s about it. “Hey, I think she should turn over the server.” Last I looked, it was the Democrats all upset about Hillary, Mr. Gergen. Last I looked it was Ron Fournier saying Democrats are worried sick about what this foundation really is and all this money coming into it, Mrs. Clinton arranged, and from who and for why. I haven’t seen the Republicans mentioned in any of this. As I read and watch and consume the Drive-By Media, the impression I get, it’s Democrats that have been thrown for a loop on this.
But, meanwhile, you Republicans — (laughing) don’t you love this? You better watch out. (laughing) You better not be too critical. You better not go after her just ’cause she’s the girl. You better not bully her. You better not even say a word. All you can do is laugh.
RUSH: Okay. So David “Rodham” Gergen says the Republicans should be very, very, very careful. They should not bully or overly criticize Mrs. Clinton. That would redound negatively. Would somebody explain to me how in the world does one bully the toughest and smartest and most presidential woman in the world. How is it even possible to bully Mrs. Clinton? She’s so tough, she’s so presidential, she’s got her own testicle lockbox, for crying out loud. How in the world do you bully that?