Hardly anyone is surprised that—as support for President Donald Trump’s impeachment builds—that Trump and his allies are scrambling to distract from revelations that Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Trump’s potential 2020 Democratic opponent Vice President Joe Biden.
Naturally, they’re pointing fingers at an all-too-familiar target: Trump’s 2016 rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The President’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was subpoenaed by three House committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. The committees are asking for corroborating documents Giuliani bragged about on national television to determine the State Department’s involvement in Giuliani’s trips to Ukraine, in which he also (by his own admission) urged Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden.
Giuliani claimed this treatment was unfair, and that Clinton—despite a years-long investigation and over 11 hours of public testimony—wasn’t held accountable for her use of a private email server, which plagued her for years before and during her campaign.
WP, NBC, and CNN are going after me because I’m the messenger, and covering up the message, Dem corruption. Meanwhile, they have yet to ask Biden difficult questions because he is protected and immune like the Clintons and crooked Clinton Foundation!
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 1, 2019
Hillary Clinton wasn’t having it. A few hours later, she clapped back with some expert sarcasm.
Yes, I am famously under-scrutinized. https://t.co/OtvP8nYwoK
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 1, 2019
If her masterful trolling wasn’t enough, her daughter—Chelsea Clinton—joined in too.
Giuliani and other Trump allies are seeking consolation in conspiracy theories about the Clintons, especially the baseless theory that Clinton and the Democratic National Committee worked with Ukrainians to get dirt on Trump and frame Russia for meddling in the 2016 election.
Try as they may to defame her, Clinton most certainly won this battle of Twitter wit.
Hillary Clinton having fun with these losers is a bright ray of sunshine amid all this darkness.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 1, 2019
Hillary, you should just Tweet in all caps "WITCH HUNT" several times a day. From what I understand, this should rid of you of any wrong doing and make you very smart. 🙂
— Donald K. Brimberg (@DonnyBrimberg) October 1, 2019
WE ARE NOT WORTHY.
— Stephen (@HillzMyPrez) October 1, 2019
Madame Secretary, THANK YOU for your sense of humor in the midst of this dark moment for our country. We have missed you so much these last 2 1/2 years. And watching the dumpster fire in the oval everyday is perpetual heartbreak.
— C Ellen Hogan 🏳️🌈 (@DervishWaking) October 1, 2019
Well considering you testified under oath for 11 hours and these guys can't even release a written transcript without incriminating themselves, I'd say they may be a bit jealous 😉
— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) October 1, 2019
It bears repeating: the House committees aren’t asking Giuliani for 11 hours of testimony, nor did the House of Representatives form a select committee specifically for the Trump impeachment inquiry, as then-Republican dominated Congress did when forming the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi.
Clinton believes that it was ultimately Trump’s calls to “Lock her up” and then-FBI director James Comey’s decision to reopen an investigation into her emails days before election day that ultimately lost her the Presidency.
But her emails, amirite?
Before they were expertly roasting Rudy on Twitter, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton wrote a children’s book together called The Book of Gutsy Women, which you can purchase here.