Hillary, of all people, touts ‘first foray into fiction,’ sending social media on furious fact-finding tour

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is getting roasted on social media for claiming that a book she purportedly co-authored is her first attempt at inventing content.

“My first foray into fiction! It was a labor of love with my friend (and favorite mystery author) Louise Penny, and I can’t wait for you to read it,” Clinton asserted on Twitter, in an effort to generate pre-order sales. The dictionary defines ‘foray’, in this context, as “an initial venture.”

Twitter users quickly recalled — among other things — that the establishment Democrat blamed the deadly Benghazi attack on a YouTube video, that she erroneously claimed that she came under sniper fire during a 1996 visit to Bosnia. And there were any number of explanations about using a private server for email while she served as U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration.

Clinton memorably blamed Russia for her 2016 loss to Trump. Even the liberal Washington Post reported that the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democrat National Committee, through a law firm, partially funded the now-discredited Steele dossier that played a role in prompting the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, i.e. Russia-gate, that ultimately turned out to be a hoax.

In the end, President Trump and others were accurate in describing the politicized probe as a witch hunt.

Last month, as part of the John Durham investigation, a federal grand injury indicted a former Clinton-campaign-connected attorney, a partner at the same law firm, for allegedly lying to the FBI about supposed Trump ties to Russia. The barrister has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The book that the former U.S. Senator from New York who is married to ex-POTUS Bill Clinton is promoting is called “State of Terror.” Parenthetically, Bill also tried his hand at fiction by supposedly co-authoring a thriller, “The President’s Daughter,” with mystery writer James Patterson.

Hillary Clinton fans who are avid readers will somehow have to contain their eagerness until the book is released next Tuesday.

The response to Clinton’s “labor of love” seems similar to what occurred when anti-Trump retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Vindman tried to hawk his memoir on social media.

In general, writing is challenging, solitary work that is often unsuited for limelight-loving, staff-dependent politicians or ex-politicians.

Thus, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that Penny did most or all of the heavy lifting in addition to any Clinton-hired ghostwriters that may have been involved.

Separately, embedded below is a lightning round of Hillary Clinton’s evolving statements over the years.

Savvy Twitter users, excluding the Clinton cheerleaders, have concluded that the first-foray claim does, at this point, make a difference that is worth noting.

Here is a sample of the outpouring:


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