After two failed bids for the presidency, scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton is not giving up.
The former secretary of state, who spent her entire adult life preparing to become the first female president, is considering another run for the White House in 2020, according to CNN’s Jeff Zeleny.
“Clinton is telling people that she’s not closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020.”
Amid indictments of President Trump’s associates and former campaign officials, most recently the indictment and FBI raid of longtime Republican operative Roger Stone, Clinton still has her eye on winning the Oval Office.
“Look, I’m not closing the doors to this,” Clinton has told several people, according to Zeleny.
“Most losing presidential candidates never totally close the doors to running for the president. But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he said. “She wants to take on Trump. Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”
Trump has argued that the primary reason Clinton runs for president is to avoid incarceration.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton maintains there is “enough evidence now to arrest Clinton and send her to jail,” if only “the Justice Department [would] finally start enforcing the rule of law.”
As part of an ongoing legal battle over whether Hillary Clinton sought to deliberately evade public record laws by using a private email server while secretary of state, a federal judge granted Judicial Watch’s request on Jan. 15, ruling that former national security adviser Susan Rice and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes must answer written questions about the State Department’s response to the deadly 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Judicial Watch said the discovery period will conclude within 120 days. A post-discovery hearing will then be held to determine whether additional witnesses, including Clinton and her former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, may be deposed.
Clinton’s former adviser Andrew Stein also claimed in November that the 2016 Democrat presidential nominee would not let “two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House” and plans to re-package herself as a more liberal “Hillary Clinton 4.0.”
“Mrs. Clinton has come unbound. She will not allow this humiliating loss at the hands of an amateur to end the story of her career,” Penn and Stein wrote of President Trump, “You can expect her to run for president once again. Maybe not at first, when the legions of Senate Democrats make their announcements, but definitely by the time the primaries are in full swing.”
While Clinton mulls her political future for a rematch with President Trump, a large margin of Democrats question whether she was really the choice of party voters in 2016. Emails published by WikiLeaks revealed the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee’s collusion to rig the presidential primary against Sen. Bernie Sanders. Just 32 percent of voters believe Clinton won Democratic nomination fairly.
Clinton also has the highest unfavorable score among presidential candidates, according to a December Quinnipiac University poll, with 61 percent of respondents saying they view her negatively, Her approval dipped to 36 percent, the lowest mark ever measured for the former senator and first lady in the survey.