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The priceless moment Rachel Maddow invokes Bill Clinton to ask Hillary if Kavanaugh will get due process

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Failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared Tuesday in the comfortable confines of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” where the show’s namesake surprisingly invoked husband Bill while discussing 36-year-old allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

With the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, now establishing the condition that the FBI must first investigate her claim — see delay — before she’ll testify before the Senate, Hillary naturally agreed that this was “a reasonable request.”

“I don’t think it would be a lengthy investigation,” she said. “I think it could be done in an expeditious manner.”

“They could postpone for two weeks and probably get a lot more information than they have now,” Clinton added.

Maddow would go on to mention the many sex scandals involving former President Bill Clinton while discussing whether Kavanaugh can expect to get due process.

“If he is absolutely innocent of this charge, if this didn’t happen the way Professor Blasey Ford says it did, and that is what Judge Kavanaugh asserts, do you think that the Senate is capable of giving him due process?” Maddow asked. “Allegations like this have — there are lots of allegories for this, and lots of times in politics. Your husband when he was president, faced allegations that were not the same as this, certainly, but had connections to these kinds of old allegations from years ago, and I know you had concerns at the time, your husband certainly had concerns at the time that he never really had due process to defend himself from allegations like this.”

On a dime, Clinton pivoted to talk about how Kavanaigh’s confirmation process has been rushed.

“Well, I think that you have to take each of these situations sort of on their own merits,” she demurred. “And what we have today is a process that has been rushed, that has been deliberately opaque, where information that the Congress, not just democratic senators, but all senators and the public deserve to see, that they were denied. So there has to be a set of standards.”

In the wide-ranging interview, Clinton predicted that President Trump will “wholesale fire people” after the midterm elections.

“What I worry about is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people,” she said. ” … And if [Democrats] don’t have one or both houses of Congress in place he will be even more uncontrollable and unaccountable.

“He will fire people in the White House, he will fire people in this administration who he thinks are crossing him, questioning him, undermining him.”

Which is reasonable, no?

Well, it appeared to be to the “Fox & Friends” crew, given circumstances Clinton looks past.

Co-host Steve Doocy agreed with Clinton’s assertion that Trump may clean house — it’s his administration, why would be not have the right to do so?

“[Trump] wants to fire, possibly, people who were working behind the scenes to try to rig the election so she could win,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said. “Wouldn’t anyone in their right mind fire anyone who was trying to rig the election and do something wrong, if that is the case?”

“He wants to fire the attorney general,” Doocy added. “And Rod Rosenstein, they want to get rid of him too. Is that going to happen? She is saying what a lot of Republicans are saying.”

Tom Tillison

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