Hillary Clinton is still claiming that President Trump is not the legitimate President of the United States and that he stole the election from her.
In an interview with Jane Pauley, CBS Sunday Morning, Clinton talks about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, whom she said posing a “direct threat” to the country’s standing in the world and to the U.S. government.
The interview took place just hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she is moving forward with her formal impeachment inquiry, based on Trump’s dealings with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the belief that he used the foreign government to undermine Joe Biden’s election campaign — therefore aiding his own re-election.
“My view is that, given the latest revelation, which is such a blatant effort to use his presidential position to advance his personal and political interests, there should be an impeachment inquiry opened,” said Clinton. “And I think, sadly, there are a number of grounds.”
Clinton said that she does not believe that President Trump will be re-elected for a second term.
“I believe that, look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again. And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game,” Clinton says.
Clinton was asked whether she gets angry about Trump’s references to her being “locked up.”
She said, “No, it doesn’t kill me, because I know he’s an illegitimate president. I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that — there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”
Clinton outlined the goal for Democrats in 2020.
“The objective is to field whoever is the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump,” Clinton says. “Because Donald Trump right now poses a direct threat, a clear and present danger to the institutions of our government, to the rule of law, to our standing in the world.”
Clinton also called Trump a “corrupt human tornado,” and that “the president of the United States is betraying our country on a daily basis.”
“This man who is in the Oval Office right now is a clear and present danger to the future of the United States,” she added.
Clinton told People magazine that she supports the Democrats formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” Clinton told People in an interview published this month. “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it. This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin — if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is.”
Clinton’s interview with People was published shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over the president asking Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son’s scandalous business dealings in the Eastern European country.
“The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law,” said Pelosi during a news conference Tuesday, accusing Trump of betraying his oath of office and endangering national security.
For months Pelosi has resisted the far left of her party calling for Trump to be impeached. But at the end of a day meeting with House Democrats she said she was directing six House committees already investigating Trump to continue their probes “under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.”