RUSH: It wasn’t long ago that website that you can register if you wanted to commit adultery, if you wanted to cheat on your spouse, Ashley Madison, got hacked. Today the hackers released almost 10 gigabytes worth of names of people who had registered on the AshleyMadison.com website. Now, they’ve put it on the dark web, which you need a Tor browser to be able to see, but it’s bled over now, and the names are gonna be out there.
I’m sitting here, I’m wondering is Bill Clinton more worried about what will show up on Hillary’s server or what’s gonna show up on the Ashley Madison server? You know, if you’re Bill Clinton, which one, balancing the two, which one portends the greatest threat? Poor Hillary, folks, I tell you, she shows up in an orange jumpsuit before a teeming crowd of 300. That’s something nobody’s really talking about. She’s in North Las Vegas, essentially Vegas, and she’s doing a little meet-and-greet with the media before speaking to 300 people, in an advertised, promoted public appearance.
And what everybody’s talking about is, you know, she got frustrated when people kept asking her about her server, and she said, “You mean, wipe it like with a cloth?” And then went to say that she doesn’t understand the tech. And her point was to try to tell people, “Wipe it? I don’t know anything about these things. You know, I was secretary of state. I was dealing with big things like the Russian reset and Benghazi. I don’t know about wiping servers. What do you mean, with a cloth?”
She just comes off as, I don’t know, robotic almost, not engaging, certainly not charismatic. And I don’t know, the choice to wear that orange jumpsuit, I mean, is somebody on her staff trying to sabotage the woman? And now at CNN they’re having a meltdown because in their poll Trump is within striking distance of Hillary. It’s one thing for Trump to be leading in the Republican primary polls. But in the general election poll Trump is now within six points. That’s real close. That’s scary.
This is way beyond where anybody at CNN or anywhere else thought Trump would be. In fact, I don’t think they thought at this stage any Republican would be that close to Hillary. I mean, you have to understand who these people are, and you have to understand where they live and what their attitude is. Their attitude is Hillary’s the next president, it’s already done; it’s just a matter of letting time pass and all that happens between now and then is basically just fodder because she’s on the way to being coronated.
Now all of a sudden here’s Trump at six points. We got the audio sound bites. You’re going to hear the meltdown, even some women that have previously ripped Trump on CNN are now changing their tune on Trump. You know, they’re kind of excited about it in one sense ’cause they have the next debate, which is next month. Jake Tapper is gonna moderate that. It will be at the Reagan library. But the point is, again, 300 people in an advertised and promoted appearance. That fact is being overridden or overwhelmed by what she said. Three hundred people? Bernie Sanders is drawing 10 times that, a hundred times that regularly. So something is clearly amiss.
Now, I know Hillary and I’ve studied her well enough, I know what she was doing, playing dumb. Hillary likes to play dumb. She thinks that that’s a good way of sandbagging people, setting people up for thinking she’s gonna be a pushover. She likes to play dumb. She also likes to play the victim. And the reason she likes to play dumb, I’m convinced, is because it comes easy to her. (laughing) She doesn’t have to prep it. She doesn’t have to rehearse playing dumb.
Here’s some other stupid things that I think Hillary’s gonna say before all of this is over. My first daughter was a girl. Anybody know the number for 911? These would be the kind of things she will say to curry favor with her audience. The power went off; how long am I gonna be stuck on this escalator? I mean, these are the kind of things that she says. Do Jewish Americans celebrate Thanksgiving? That would be a typical Hillary question as she reaches out to a group. Why do women never have to take a DNA test to see if the baby is theirs? I think that’d be a great Hillary question.
I’ve also been sitting here thinking, folks, if this does end up Trump and Hillary, can you imagine the contrast that we will have here? If Trump and Hillary become the nominees of their respective parties, it’s gonna be a fascinating A-B, side-by-side comparison. For example, Trump became wealthy buying and selling real estate. Hillary became wealthy selling access. Trump is blunt; Hillary is evasive. Trump has been highly successful; Hillary has been highly unsuccessful. Trump is funny; Hillary is grim. Trump has charisma; Hillary has pantsuits and Mao-inspired dress codes. Trump is his own advisor; Hillary has hundreds of them. Trump marries beautiful women; Hillary married a man who sleeps with beautiful women.
Do you like those Wendy? You wanted to come in here and laugh today, so I’m trying to spice it up. I’m already working on these comparisons, folks, if it eventuates this way. There are many more differences, too. But those are just the ones that come off the top of my head.
RUSH: What are the three letters of the alphabet that probably portend the greatest fear for Hillary Clinton? I’ll tell you what they are, folks: F-B-I. By the way, did you see where Trump says that he thinks Hillary might get 20 years in prison for what she’s done here? Yep. He doesn’t hold back. “‘The FBI may be able to recover at least some data from Hillary Clinton’s private email server even though there was an attempt to wipe it,'” you mean, like with a cloth? “according to two sources ‘with direct knowledge of the process’ who spoke to NBC News.”
I hope Mrs. Clinton was sitting down when she got this news. We don’t want her suffering another concussion. “[T]he Bureau’s technicians will ‘try to figure out what’s there, how it got there, and who put it there,'” and who deleted what and when did they delete it, all of which could be very interesting vis-a-vis the congressional subpoenas for her e-mails. Meanwhile, this is from The Hill: “Clinton Pulls Plug on Testy Presser over Server Questions.”
Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Last night North Las Vegas, this is the appearance with 300 teeming people. Ed Henry of Fox News says, “At very least, have you stonewalled and should you tell the American people, ‘I’m sorry,’ and, ‘I was wrong in recent days, talking about Snapchat, blaming Republican leadership’? Do you take responsibility?”
HILLARY: What I did was legally permitted, number one. First and foremost, okay? I know there’s a certain level of, y’know… ah… (mumbling) sort of anxiety or interest in this, but the facts are the facts.
HENRY: The facts are also that two inspectors general say that there are hundreds, they believe, of classified emails.
HILLARY: But, Ed, y-y-you’re not listening to me! If it were a government account, they would be saying the same thing. Everybody’s acting like this is the first time it’s ever happened. It happens all the time! But whether it was a personal account or a government account, I did not send classified material, and I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified.
RUSH: That’s why they’ve found 305 of them, ’cause she didn’t send any, and she didn’t receive any. That’s why they found 305. That’s why she’s saying that was marked or designated classified. That’s bogus. It all is. How else would anybody know? So she’s continuing the lie that she didn’t send any, she didn’t receive any, and now they’re up to 305 and counting in terms of the numbers they found. Ed Henry then said, “The FBI believed that you tried to wipe the entire server. Did you try to wipe it so there’d be no e-mail, no personal, no official?”
HILLARY: My personal e-mails are my personal business, right? So I — so we went through a painstaking process and turned over 55,000 pages of anything we thought could be work related. Under the law, that decision is made by the official. I was the official. I made those decisions. Over 1,200 of the e-mails have already been deemed not work related.
RUSH: You know, this reminds me of Algore when he was caught doing something. “Well, there’s no controlling legal authority here.” Meaning, there’s no law, I can do whatever I want to do. I am the official. I was the official. Under the law, the decision is made by the official, my personal e-mails. She’s getting frustrated with this, and she’s out there saying (imitating Hillary), “You know, you people are the only ones who ever ask me about this, the media, you’re the only ones. My fans, my supporters, the 10 or 12 people that showed up at my book signing, they never asked me about this. Only you people in the media.” Ed Henry, a bulldog, not letting go, said, “Did you try to wipe the whole server? You didn’t answer my question, Mrs. Clinton.”
HILLARY: I’m — I’m — you know, I don’t — I have no idea. That’s why we turned it over —
HENRY: You were in charge of it. You were the official in charge. Did you wipe the server?
HILLARY: What, like with a cloth or something? No. (laughing)
HENRY: You know how it works digitally. Did you try to —
HILLARY: I don’t know how it works digitally at all. I do not have any —
HENRY: You did not try?
HILLARY: Ed, I know you want to make a point, and I can just repeat what I have said.
HENRY: It’s a simple question —
HILLARY: In order to be as cooperative as possible, we have turned over the server. They can do whatever they want to with the server to figure out what’s there or what’s not there. That’s for the, you know, people investigating it to try to figure out.
RUSH: Yeah, exactly. Just like we had the video yesterday, we had the audio of Mrs. Clinton talking to the Black Lives Matter guy. Ah, folks, what a teachable moment that was. I mean, what an eye opening moment that was. This was one of them, too. She’s talking to this Black Lives Matter guy out there, and he’s trying to tell her that white people have no business, white people don’t have the experiences, white people can’t do this. She said (paraphrasing), “Okay, fine, if you don’t want to talk to me about it, if you don’t want to have a dialogue with me about it then I’ll just talk to white people about it.”
And then the guy from Black Lives Matter says something and then Hillary comes back and says, “No, no, I don’t believe you change minds and hearts. You have to effect this kind of change with new law.” You don’t change minds and hearts? You don’t persuade people? In Hillary’s world you pass a new law and you have jackbooted thugs enforce it, and that’s how you get the behavior you want. You don’t change people’s minds. You don’t appeal to their better nature. You don’t inspire people to be better than they are. No, no, no. You can’t change people’s minds or hearts.
That was the most eye opening and telling thing of all that she said yesterday when talking to the Black Lives Matter guy. Because she just came out and said big government is the only way to control people. Laws and enforcement of laws and powerful people behind those allows is the only way you can get people to do what you want them to do, because people are not inherently decent and good. You can’t reach their hearts and minds. Well, here, what does she say here? “Well, they can do whatever they want with that server to figure out what’s there or not, that’s for the people investigating.” It’s not my responsibility.
His question was, “Did you wipe it?” When they got it there’s nothing on it. When you had it there was something on it? How did it get cleaned, did you wipe? She had to. (imitating Hillary) “Well, I don’t know, it’s not up to me to tell you. You think I’m gonna commit to saying this and go to jail for 20 years? You gotta put me there, you gotta put me in jail, Ed. If you want to think that I wiped that server, you gotta prove it. You think I’m gonna admit that to you? It’s up to the people looking into this to find out.”
I tell you, we’re learning — well, I don’t need to learn anything more about this. You people and others have an opportunity here to learn more about who she really is than we’ve ever had before.
RUSH: Here is Chandler in Birmingham, Alabama, as we start on-the phones. Hi, Chandler. Great to have you on the program here today with us.
CALLER: Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: I’ve been listening to you for probably 20 plus years since I was a young kid. My dad turned me on to you. Thank you for all that you do for our country.
RUSH: Thank you. Someone has to. I’m happy to commit to it.
CALLER: Well, I have a question that I haven’t heard anybody ask yet, about if Hillary was not using this private e-mail server for classified information, how was the secretary of state getting classified information to and from herself? Was she using FedEx or carrier pigeon or just, you know, regular US mail, or how was she getting classified documents —
RUSH: Well, one thing we know, it wasn’t Snapchat, she just signed up for that. It wasn’t WhatsApp.
CALLER: Is there another e-mail address that all that classified information went to?
RUSH: Right, right, right, right.
CALLER: Nobody asked that yet.
RUSH: Well, it is a good question. If she didn’t get classified information on her e-mail server, where did she get it? How’d they get it to her? We know she doesn’t know how to use Periscope. We know that she probably doesn’t use Google Hangouts. She probably doesn’t even know what it is. I doubt she uses FaceTime audio or video. She probably doesn’t know what WhatsApp is. She only found out the other day what Snapchat is and told a very lame joke about it.
It’s a good question. It’s a good question. I imagine some of you in New York are probably amazed somebody in Alabama came up with it. Just goes to show you, there’s more in the South than you people in the North, you liberals in the North — I know what they’re doing out there, Snerdley, I can hear ’em. They’re prejudiced against the south. We’ve already established that. It’s a great, great comment, Chandler. Seriously, she’s denying that that server received or sent classified. Well, she was secretary of state. How the hell did she get it? Great question.