Hillary Clinton’s publicly maneuvers are drumming up speculation she’s planning yet another doomed presidential run. The twice-failed candidate has recently showed up on the bombed reboot of “Murphy Brown,” popped up on CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” and dropped into an episode of “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert. She and Bill are also embarking on a nation-wide comedy tour—speaking tour—being billed as a sort of fireside chat with the couple.
—“This kind of cameo stuff comes off as a novelty and won’t help resuscitate her career as a political leader…Rhetorically, doing these television cameos almost signals that her real influence on the national stage is pretty much over.” -Jeffrey McCall, professor of media studies at DePaul University
Trevor Noah slammed Hillary Clinton on Monday. The late night comedian said the twice-failed presidential candidate, in attacking President Trump, is “trying to deflect” from Bill’s own sexual misconduct. Clinton on “CBS Sunday Morning” said her husband should not have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Monica was an adult at the time, Hillary said, and tired to change the subject to Trump. It’s “not cool” that she’s “trying to deflect and make this about Trump,” and times have changed since the 90s, Noah said.
—QUOTABLE: “Maybe it was different in the ‘90s, but today, I think we’re all understanding that there’s a massive power imbalance between an intern and the president of the United States…I mean, forget intern, a president with anyone is a power imbalance.” -Trevor Noah
Hillary Clinton has hit another wall — this time literally. Video captured Tuesday showed the van carrying her clunk right into a parking structure support beam. She appeared to be fine exiting the van. No word on what caused the bone-headed mishap; it’s likely the driver misjudged the turn. She was in New Jersey raising money for Sen. Bob Menendez.
Former first lady Michelle Obama is repudiating the pot stirring rhetoric by Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder. On “The Today Show,” Mrs. Obama answered questions about Hillary’s comments that civility can only return when Republicans are drummed out of power, and Holder’s comments about kicking the political opposition. Michelle, who famously said “when they go low, we go high,” said “fear is not a proper motivator.” She reiterated her husband’s failed campaign promise of bringing hope to politics. We don’t want our kids to grow up and be vengeful, Mrs. Obama said.
—QUOTABLE: “Absolutely. Fear is not a proper motivator…Hope wins out, and if you think about how you want your kids to be raised, how you want them to think about life and their opportunities, do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?” -Michelle Obama
Hot on the heels of twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s promise that there will be no civility until Republicans are out of power, former attorney general Eric Holder is doubling down. “When they go low, we kick them,” Holder told a crowd at a campaign event for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The comment is an uglier riff on former first lady Michelle Obama’s comment, “when they go low, we go high.” Which turned out to not be true at all.
—QUOTABLE: “Michelle [Obama] always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them…That’s what this new Democratic Party is about. We’re proud as hell to be Democrats, we’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic party . . . we’re in this to win.” -Holder
The flogging will continue until Dems regain power, says Hillary Clinton. In an interview with Clinton News Network’s Christiane Amanpour, the twice-failed presidential candidate rejected the idea that the country should return to civility after the Kavanaugh confirmation circus. Civility can only return when Democrats take control of Congress, she argued. The Clintons on Monday announced a 13-stop comedy tour—speaking tour—called “an evening with the Clintons.” Tickets start at $250,000 or three tons of uranium ore.
—QUOTABLE: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about…That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.” -HRC
Clinton indicated she’s still harboring a 25 year old vendetta against the GOP: “I remember what they did to me for 25 years — the falsehoods, the lies, which unfortunately people believe because the Republicans have put a lot of time, money, and effort in promoting them.”
A dramatization of the demise of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign is headed to Broadway. It’s set in New Hampshire as Barak Obama is beating her out for the nomination. John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf are slated to star. It opens next year.
The Week with George Stephanopolous: Trump attorney JAY SEKULOW told GEORGE STEPHANOPOLOUS there’s just nothing illegal about DONALD TRUMP JR taking a meeting in the hopes of getting dirt on HILLARY CLINTON.
Quotable: “we’ve seen 1.4 million documents, we’ve provided 32 witness interviews of any type of collusion on behalf of the president and the Russians. You know what we have seen, though? One of the most irregular investigations in U.S. history.” – Jay Sekulow
PRESIDENT TRUMP has acknowledged that a meeting between DONALD TRUMP JR and a Russian attorney with ties to the Kremlin at Trump Tower before the 2016 was to get damaging intel on HILLARY CLINTON — but that it’s perfectly legal. He maintains he had no idea that the meeting ever happened and rejected the premise that his son could be in legal jeopardy for taking the meeting.