By Saint John Hunt
Almost everyone knows the wonderful tale of Pinocchio. You remember, right? He wanted to be a real boy but unfortunately he was made of wood. He wanted to be honest, but he just couldn’t stop lying. There was however an issue with his nose. Pinocchio’s nose was afflicted by a strange occurrence. When he lied, it grew, and grew, and grew so everybody could see. That story has a happy ending. Here’s another story for you. This one doesn’t.
Hillary Clinton is the modern day Pinocchio. She wants to be a real president, but unfortunately she’s more or less made of wood. She pretends to be honest, but she just can’t stop lying. The difference is that Hillary’s nose doesn’t grow. If it did, in relation to her lying, her nose would dwarf the redwoods of Northern California. By now it would traverse the seven mile bridge to Key West.
This is just my way of introducing the latest in an endless number of Hillary Clinton lies. I’m talking about her relationship with Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk. Who is Viktor Pinchuk? He is perhaps the Ukraine’s wealthiest industrialist. He also happens to have donated almost $10 million to the Clinton Foundation between 1999 and 2014. In addition, the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation transferred at least $8.6 million to the Clinton Global Initiative between 2009 and 2013. These donations were done at a time when Hillary Clinton was our Secretary of State and while Mr. Pinchuk courted the Clinton’s favor and met many times with State Department officials. Pay to play.
Pichuk’s massive donations paid for Hillary’s support for the coup which deposed the democratically elected Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych at gun-point. No impeachment. No election. No due process.
Here is the Hillary lie. She claims, through her spokesperson, that she never met with Pinchuk during her tenure as Sec. of State. In 2014, a Clinton spokesman told the New York Times that Viktor Pinchuk was never on her calendar during her State Department years. Spokesmen for the Clintons declined to comment on the relationship. Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said that from Jan. 21, 2009, to Feb. 1, 2013, (her entire tenure as secretary of state), Mr. Pinchuk was never on her schedule.
In two recently uncovered e-mails, Melanne Verveer, while working for the State Department, e-mailed Hillary saying: “I had breakfast with Pinchuk. He will see you at the Brookings lunch.” That was in June 2012.
Another email which had been undisclosed till now shows Viktor Pinchuk’s name on a list of Foundation donors invited to a dinner party at the Clinton’s home. Thomas Weihe, a spokesperson for Mr. Pinchuk confirmed his attendance at the dinner and meeting with Mrs. Clinton. It’s not surprising that when you examine Hillary’s reaction to questions about the Foundation, her tenure as Secretary of State, or her role in dozens of unethical cases, you find a simple response; deny, deny, deny.
So when I go sleep tonight I hope I dream that Hillary’s nose is like Pinocchio’s, and it’s so huge from lying, so utterly gigantic, so obscenely titanic that it would render her unable to walk, talk, or pretend that she will ever be a real president.