Bombshell: 2006 audio of Hillary Clinton proposing rigging Palestine election

Bombshell: 2006 audio of Hillary Clinton proposing rigging Palestine election
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For thos who stubbornly insist that the words election and rig have never been uttered in the same sentence — much less the same thought — by wannabe president Hillary Clinton, here’s a little sound bite you might have trouble making sense of.

The recording was made on September 5, 2006, by an editor of the “Jewish Press,” during a meeting with Clinton in her race for re-election to the U.S. Senator.

Via The Observer:

The tape was never released and has only been heard by the small handful of Jewish Press staffers in the room. According to [Editor Eli] Chomsky, his old-school audiocassette is the only existent copy and no one has heard it since 2006, until today when he played it for the Observer.

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Speaking … about the January 25, 2006, election for the second Palestinian Legislative Council (the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority), Clinton weighed in about the result, which was a resounding victory for Hamas (74 seats) over the U.S.-preferred Fatah (45 seats).

In the clip, which appears below, Clinton can be heard plainly saying:

I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake. And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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