During an event at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton accused President Trump of obstructing justice with zero proof for her claim.
Clinton urged the audience to speak up against fascism under President Trump.
“The idea that, ‘Oh it can’t happen here,’ is just old fashioned, my friends,” said Clinton. “There seems to be no staying power for these really serious threats and that’s part of the strategy. You know, you do something today that’s even more outrageous than what you did yesterday. You say something that’s totally beyond the pale of what should be expected from any public official. And so what happened yesterday is quickly lost in what’s happening today.”
Clinton then went on to discuss the findings in the Mueller report which said that the President in no way colluded with the Russian government. The failed 2016 presidential candidate argued that the Mueller report proved President Trump obstructed justice.
“There is no doubt in my opinion that what the Founders were most worried about was anything that undermined the integrity of the government, that abused the power of the executive vis-a-vis the other branches of government, that really went to the heart of how you keep this delicate balance of a democracy going,” Clinton said.
WATCH the comments made by Clinton below:
Hillary Clinton speaks at Wellesley College: "Obstruction of justice occurred." pic.twitter.com/6fMy3ARHUh— The Hill (@thehill) June 10, 2019
Clinton was joined by former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who discussed her new book, “Fascism: A Warning.”
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Albright discussed her book “Fascism: A Warning,” which was published last year. Adolf Hitler in Germany and Benito Mussolini in Italy came to power constitutionally, she said.
The book’s best quote, according to Albright, came from Mussolini, who said, “If you pluck a chicken one feather at a time, nobody notices.”
“I think there’s a lot of feather-plucking going on now,” Albright said.
She then delivered a laugh line: “By the way, you can’t say those two words quickly together.”
On a more serious note, Albright said fascism is not an ideology, but a “process for gaining power.”
The antidote, she said, is to call out fascism when you see it, run for public office or support people who are, talk to people with whom you disagree, and engage younger generations.
“I’m often asked if I’m an optimist or a pessimist,” Albright said. “I’m an optimist who worries a lot and so that’s why I decided to put out the warning.”
During other parts of the conversation, Albright and Clinton discussed the challenges they faced when they first got to Wellesley and how they forged their lives after college. They reflected on the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, where Clinton delivered a speech with the famous rallying cry, “Women’s rights are human rights.”
Clinton was first lady when she addressed the conference; Albright attended in her role as US ambassador to the United Nations.
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