2016 Election, Carly Fiorina, NewsEdge

Carly Fiorina ‘not clear’ Trump is a Republican and ‘of course’ Clinton lied

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Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive running for the Republican nomination for president, redoubled her criticism of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Sunday. The only woman in the 17-strong GOP field said that “of course” Clinton passed classified information through a private email account, and lied about it.

Related: Hillary Clinton still Democrats’ prize fighter despite setbacks and Sanders

The FBI has opened an investigation into whether Clinton sent or received classified material through a personal account she used while secretary of state. Clinton has repeatedly denied handling any material on the account that was “classified at the time”.

On Sunday, the Republican chair of a House committee investigating the September 2012 attacks on a US diplomatic outposts in Benghazi, Libya, said the US intelligence watchdog should look at the emails once the FBI investigation was complete.

“When the bureau is through with the server,” Trey Gowdy told Fox News Sunday, “I hope they turn that server over to the Inspector General so they can determine whether or not the record is full and complete.”

Fiorina, whose candidacy gained prominence after a well-received turn in the first Republican debate earlier this month, did not reserve her fire exclusively for Clinton. In a televised interview on Sunday, she also struck out at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, in response to an attack by Trump on Fiorina’s business record.

Hewlett-Packard saw multiple rounds of layoffs when Fiorina was at the helm, and its stock jumped 6.9% the day her resignation was announced.

“She’s a very nice woman, she got fired, she did a terrible job at Hewlett-Packard,” Trump told reporters at the Iowa State fair on Saturday.

“I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what Donald Trump says,” Fiorina said, on ABC News. “It’s not clear to me thatDonald Trump is a Republican, based on his willingness to run a third-party bid and some of the positions he’s taken.

“What I hear and see are both men and women who are sick of the professional political class.”

Fiorina’s sharpest criticism, however, was reserved for Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has lied,” she said.

“She’s lied about Benghazi, about her server and the emails,” Fiorina said. “There were some in the media that found that language harsh. But the more the story goes on, the more it becomes clear she has lied.”

The former tech executive said reports that Clinton’s private email server had been stored at an independent facility inNew Jersey raised questions about what the server was doing there.

“It strains credulity to accept that a secretary of state who handles all her communications on a home-brewed server never passed classified information,” Fiorina said. “Of course she did, and now we’re finding out she did. As usual, the cover-up is worse than the crime.”

Related: Can Carly Fiorina move beyond Clinton attacks and rise as a strong contender?

Speaking to the Guardian this week, Bill Whalen, a fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, said Fiorina stood out from the Republican pack for the intensity of her attacks on Clinton.

“She has been the most vociferously anti-Clinton candidate from the beginning of this race,” Whalen said. “She has really gone after Clinton’s character in a way that other Republicans haven’t.

“Fiorina has made it intensely personal. Calling her a ‘liar’ – you can’t be much tougher than that.

“There’s an appetite for that in Republican circles. So she scores on that respect.”

  • I’M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH CARLY. WHY IS THAT?

  • SALON SHOULD STICK TO DOING TOE NAILS AND TRY AND GET RID OF THAT ANTI AMERICAN FUNGUS.
    I CAME DOWN TO BREAKFAST THIS MORNING AND THE TV IS ON THE BANNED FOX CHANNEL.
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    HEY BRETT THE PARTY IS ALREADY SPLIT. RINOS ARE DEMOCRATS AND FOX IS FOR THE RINOS. TRUMP WILL NOT FORM A THIRD PARTY. HE WILL FORM A SECOND PARTY BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONE PARTY TODAY.
    THE NEXT WACK A MOLE WAS CHRIS MATTHEWS WALLACE THE DOWN HILL RACER WITH NO SKIS. HE TOO STABBED TRUMP NEVER ASKING PRESIDENTIAL QUESTIONS BUT ONLY MICKEY MOUSE SHET.
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    ONLY TWO PROS GAVE TRUMP A FAIR SHAKE. THE GREAT LOU DOBBS AND SEAN HANNITY. SEAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN ADVISED BY MARK LEVIN WHO HAS A RAT SPOTTER SCOPE.
    THE SAD PART ABOUT THE FOX SLIDE INTO THE RINO POOL IS THEY CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THE MISTAKE. TODAY I SAW A DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST ON FOX DEFENDING TRUMPS TACTICS WHILE A SO CALLED CONSERVATIVE POO POOHED TRUMP FOR FOX FAVORS.
    HERE IS WHAT I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS AWASH WITH CORRUPTION. BIG CORRUPTION AND LITTLE CORRUPTION. YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CLINTON LEGACY TO SEE BIG CORRUPTION. SMALL CORRUPTION IS SELLING OUT THOSE WHO PUT YOU IN OFFICE AND SLAMMING THE DOOR IN THEIR FACE ONCE YOU ARE IN OFFICE. THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE. ONE TERM PER TERMITE INCLUDING JUDGES. THE ONLY LOBBY IS IN A HOTEL. ONE DOLLAR MAXIMUM CHAMPAGNE CONTRIBUTION FROM ANYBODY.
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    YOU WILL GET A WALL. VETERANS GET TO HIM NOW AND ASK HIM TO HELP THE FAMILIES OF THE FT. LEAVENWORTH 10. ASK HIM TO BUILD A VA EXPRESS CHECK IN HOSPITAL. IF HE GETS THOSE REQUESTS HE WILL HONOR THEM. ALREADY HE IS PULLING BLACK AND HISPANIC VOTES.
    NEVER FORGET THE COMMUNIST MEDIA MAKES THE PRESIDENT. THEIR HOLD ON THE PEOPLE IS TOTALLY CONTROLLING. THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN BREAK THE CHAINS OF MEDIA SLAVERY IS TRUMP. SO IF HE WAFFLES AND HIS HAIR IS TOO BUSHY I DON’T GIVE A SHET. HE IS AN AMERICAN FIRST AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF AMERICA FIRST AND THAT IS GREAT FOR YOU AND ME AND THE WHOLE COUNTAREEE.
    AT THIS TIME I SEE TRUMP CRUZ AND CARSON. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TRUMP NAME HIS CABINET NOW START HIS TERM OF OFFICE BY TAKING CARE OF THE VETS NOW, THAT WILL ROCK THE VOTE.

    • eagle keeper

      I somewhat agree. He isn’t a part of the establishment, that much is for sure. Doesn’t answer to anyone. As you stated, he is a doer. So will he answer to the American people when called upon to do so? What about his support of Democratic candidates in past years? Such as his support of dirty Harry, and no brains Nancy Pelosi? I’m not real sure what side he is really on? He like some others will have a lot of splainin to do before election time. Stick to your conservative values and don’t be fooled by Trump or anyone else running for office. Who is at the head of his corporation? If it isn’t Jesus Christ, I would have a hard time voting for him, regardless of what comes out of his mouth between now and election time.

  • EAGLE KEEPER YOU ARE RIGHT. I BELIEVE HE SEES A PATH HE MUST TAKE TO WIN. I ALSO BELIEVE COMING FROM 911 NEW YORK HE DOES NOT LIKE RUSSIAN NUKES ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE DISGUISED. HE IS AN AMERICAN. THE RINOS HAVE TO MUCH POWER OVER THE LOW RATING CANDIDATES.

  • daledor

    Call a spade a spade. When she was going after Richard Nixon as a lawyer on the Watergate Commission, her boss – a Democrat (showing there used to be some honest Dems) – FIRED HER. Years later he said this to Boortz on his show, probably to cover the former words about Hillary’s dishonesty – which has been proven again and again through the years. One big one after she married Bill Clinton was the corruption of the Whitewater Scam – stealing many millions of dollars from retired people buying land. The profits were split between the Clintons and the head up front man/seller McDougal. McDougal went to jail– the Clinton’s should have. They uses tricky lawyereze in contracts so that if one payment was missed the buyer lost all money invested — in very small writing were the terms vaguely written. Clever but diabolical trick!

    And during a 2 April 2008 appearance with syndicated radio talk show host Neal Boortz, Zeifman said:
    BOORTZ: You fired her, didn’t you?

    ZEIFMAN: Well, let me put it this way. I terminated her, along with some other staff members who were — we no longer needed, and advised her that I would not — could not recommend her for any further positions.

    The Snopes site trying to cover up further fails to recognize that there is a message here in the conversation – why would he not recommend her for any further positions. THIS CLEARLY states that she did not at least do a good job and even that she was not to be trusted. Snopes points out that “Zeifman’s most reliable source — his diary
    — contains few revelations and seems little more than a chronicle of
    his suspicions and speculations.”
    Snopes, by the way, is notorious for their liberal bias which taints their objectivity – always attacking those not liberal and covering those that are liberal. Thus I have presented this even from the ‘devils advocate’ Snopes position which still can’t whitewash all the facts.

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