Hillary Clinton’s 3 ways to handle scandal

Hillary Clinton’s 3 ways to handle scandal

Hillary Clinton is back in the middle of an unfolding controversy…. Based on her history, what can we expect from the Clinton scandal playbook?

Attack the accuser and the investigative process: Nobody has done this better than Hillary Clinton. When her husband first confronted charges about his affair, Clinton famously went on television and spoke about a “right-wing conspiracy” that she claimed was driving the scandal. Although the revelation that the affair did occur brought her family great embarrassment, her charge became part of a larger counterattack from the administration that proved to be extremely effective.

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Rally the party base: If there is one thing that the Clintons understand, it is that their party is desperate for a good fight. After years of dealing with congressional Republicans and the hardball tactics of conservative activists, the Clintons appreciate that members of their party are searching for leaders who will take on their opponents.

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