The Clintons are quite a clever pair. They know how to sound like they’re telling the truth when they’re peddling a lie. They parse their words carefully, so that anyone trying to figure out what they’re saying has to analyze every sentence and clause. One Arkansas student of the Clintons calls this “the necessary search of the clintonclause.”
Bubba most famously wiggled off the hook in his impeachment proceedings when he said that whether he was lying or telling the truth sometimes depends on what the meaning of “is” is. Who could top that? But now we discover that Hillary understands how to bend, spindle and mutilate the language, too.
She thought she was successfully rebutting charges that she lied about her emails and the private email server she used to conduct official business by invoking name of FBI Director James Comey. She said, with a face as straight as hers ever gets, that Mr. Comey’s long investigation of her behavior concluded that she had been “truthful.” She asserted that Mr. Comey had cleared her of all charges, suspicions, innuendos, intimations, and implications of wrongdoing. The opposite was true. Mr. Comey had made it clear that while she might have been truthful in one telling, she certainly had not been in another.