An angry Hillary Clinton has been making the rounds in recent weeks blaming all the usual suspects for her election loss last year...you know, Assange, Comey, the unfortunate mall cop who tripped over a microphone cord and ruined her speech at the Little Rock Mall food court in 1984...
But we can't remember a recent interview in which the former presidential candidate came off quite so bitter as when she sat down with Australian anchor Sarah Ferguson of 4 Corners for an interview that aired earlier today.
On Assange, Clinton described him as a "tool of Russian intelligence" and scoffed at the idea that he's a "martyr for free speech and freedom of information."
Clinton: “I think Assange has become a nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator [Putin]."
Ferguson: "Lots of people, including in Australia, that that Assange is a martyr for free speech and freedom of information. How would you describe him?"
Clinton: “I mean, he’s a tool of Russian intelligence. If he’s such a martyr for free speech, why doesn’t WikiLeaks ever publish anything coming out of Russia?”
Ferguson: “Isn’t he just doing what journalists do which is publish information when they get it?”
Clinton: “I don’t think so. I think for number one, it’s stolen information, and number two, if all you did was publish it, that would be one thing, but there was a concerted operation between WikiLeaks and Russia and most likely, people in the United States to, as I say, weaponized that information.”
On Comey, Hillary is apparently convinced that "shivving someone" and "investigating a series of federal crimes" are phrases that can be used interchangeably.
Ferguson: "You say Jim Comey shivved me."
Clinton: "Oh, he did. Well he did shiv me. Yeah. There's never been a good explanation as to why he did what he did."
Meanwhile, and not terribly surprisingly, Hillary says that Trump is the most "dangerous President the U.S. has ever had" and she suggests that "the whole world should be concerned."
"I think he is because he is impulsive. He lacks self control. He is totally consumer by how he is viewed and what people think of him. He is vindictive."
"I think the whole world should be concerned."
Finally, Hillary shares her opinion that Fox News has morphed into an "advocacy outfit" that is just not "journalism anymore."
"I think Fox News has been a pernicious influence on our elections, ever since it came into being, back in the early 90s and I think that they're an advocacy outfit, they're not journalism anymore."
And while she didn't specifically share her opinions on MSNBC, WaPo, CNN and the New York Times, we presume she sees those 'outfits' as something other than liberal advocacy groups?
For those interested, the full interview can be enjoyed here: