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Flashback: Bill Clinton asked for political favor from UK’s Tony Blair during 2000 election

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Bill Clinton asked former UK prime minister Tony Blair for a political favor during the 2000 election. (Paul Faith/Getty Images)

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Democrats have been breathlessly screeching about impeaching President Trump, claiming he allegedly asked the Ukrainian president to look into Joe Biden’s sketchy Ukraine dealings.

However, the Left was curiously silent when former president Bill Clinton asked then-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair for a political favor in 2000, suggesting it would help his vice president, Al Gore, in his election against George W. Bush.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson unearthed the transcript of a February 2000 phone call where Clinton asked Blair to intervene in a conflict between British Airways and two American airlines.

Clinton suggested that resolving the dispute would help Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore during an election year.

“You’ve heard endlessly on cable news that it is unprecedented the president would seek political gain from a conversation with a foreign leader. Well, turns out, it has happened before,” Carlson said on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

“Back in 2000, President Bill Clinton had a conversation with Tony Blair of the U.K. and asked him to intercede in a dispute between British Airways and two [U.S. airline] carriers.”

(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)

Carlson continued: “[President Clinton] at the time was much more direct than President Trump was in his conversation. This is Bill Clinton, and I’m quoting: ‘In a political season, it would be big over here to get this open sore resolved. If you could have somebody take a look at it.’ Tony Blair responded that he would.”

Carlson discussed whether the request for assistance from a foreign leader was election meddling (because if Trump had done that, the Democrats would be foaming at the mouth).

“Is this a big deal? Not really,” Tucker asked. “Is it nakedly political? Is it an attempt to use a foreign country to influence the outcome of an election in a presidential year? Yes, it is, obviously.”

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Carlson pointed out that the mainstream media never made an issue of this so-called election meddling on Bill Clinton’s part, even though the incident was easy to uncover.

Tucker underscored that the left-wing media cry wolf over every little thing President Trump does or says while ignoring more blatant, sketchy actions from Democratic leaders.

“Incidentally, it didn’t take long for us to find that,” Carlson said. “We only had to dig through old Clinton transcripts for about 15 minutes. There are probably a lot more examples, and if we find them we will bring them to you.”

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Where was the leftist outrage over Barack Obama’s collusion with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in 2012? (screenshot)

The hypocrisy on the part of the Clintons and the Democratic Party isn’t surprising.

As BizPacReview reported, two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump of wrongdoing because he suggested that China investigate Joe Biden’s alleged abuse of power when he was vice president.

However, Hillary did the exact same thing in May 2019 during an interview with MSNBC, when she asked China for help hacking Trump’s tax returns.

“China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns?” Clinton said. “I’m sure our media would richly reward you.”


Hillary then suggested that China team up with the Democratic Party meddle in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Hillary said: “Since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don’t we [Democrats] ask China to back us? Let’s have a great power contest. And let’s get the Chinese on [our side].”

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